Fifty years of solitude

From Action Yes, an essay on Wittgenstein, Deleuze, and the Political Grotesque; and an article on Comixs and the Lowbrow. From Secular Web, John W. Loftus on why he's not a Christian: A summary of his case against Christianity. From New Humanist, struggling to choose the top religion? Can't decide between Bible-thumping evangelism or benign, gentle Buddhism? Make the process fun and easy with "God Trumps"; and fifty years of solitude: Half a century after the revolution, is Cuba turning to new gods? Americans are slowly waking up to the scientific consensus that climate change is a man-made phenomenon — why is it taking so long? Curing Diversity: The new medicine shows that we’re biochemically separate and unequal — and regulators are starting to catch on. From NPR, here's a history of museums, "the memory of mankind". A review of Desire: A History of European Sexuality by Anna Clark. The Medium: An article on Virgil Griffith, Internet Man of Mystery. From Time, can Michelle Rhee save our schools? No one is attacking Washington, D.C.'s stagnant culture more boldly than Michelle Rhee, head of the city's failing schools — is there a lesson here for our nation's leaders? (and more) From Citizen Economists, an article on true economic democracy: Can you have a free country without elections? Here's an A-Z of English words with surprising origins.