Weekend Links

1. Former Monthly blogger Kevin Drum lost his famous cat Inkblot last night. Send some karmic vibrations his way.

2. Classic Michael Pollan essay on opium.

3. Yet another Koch-funded study on global warming finds that…yep, it’s for real.

4. Kieran Healy trolls the Olympics fans. I wonder how long it took to make that graph.

5. Is modern pop music increasingly homogenous? Their song-choosing methodology seems a bit dubious. (Also, I wonder what the likes of Opeth would look like so analyzed.)

Any good reads out there I missed?

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Ryan Cooper

Ryan Cooper, a contributing editor of the Washington Monthly, is currently the Washington correspondent for The Week.