What is happening

Amelia Carolina Sparavigna (PoliTO): Exercises in Archaeoastronomy. Claudio E. Benzecry (Northwestern) and Fernando Dominguez Rubio (UCSD): The Emotional Life of Cultural Objects. Tim Rogan on why Amartya Sen remains the century’s great critic of capitalism (and a response). A little-known hallucinogenic drug called DMT takes people to a place that feels “more real than real” — here’s what researchers know about it. This isn’t “election rigging”, it’s Politics 101. Is Kanye West “the Ezra Pound of Rap”? Does Trump deserve credit for the Korea negotiations? Donald Trump does deserve some credit for what is happening in Korea, but not for the reasons that you think. Kelly thinks he’s saving U.S. from disaster, calls Trump “idiot”, say White House staffers.

Maggie Hennefeld on Michelle Wolf’s stellar feminist killjoy roast at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Trump was outrageous in Michigan — so where’s the outrage? The president is seeking to destroy journalism — now let’s debate dinner entertainment! Shut up about Michelle Wolf if you’ve been silent on Trump’s offenses. The White House Correspondents capitulation: Conservatives trick journalists into corrupting themselves — here’s how the scam works. The news media just handed Trump a big win: Michelle Wolf got it right, and the media got it wrong. Liberal feminist politics are not incompatible with “offensive” humor — it just depends on who you’re offending: Nathan Robinson on what being “politically incorrect” actually looks like.