1. Felix Salmon on NPR's This American Life on Intellectual Ventures patent troll strategy
2. New publishing business models
3. A Keynesian question
4. Defeatist nonsense about liberals and Obama
5. How large is your vocabulary?
6. Dumbledore's strategy beat Voldemort's
7. Debt ceiling scenarios
8. Jameson Lindeskog's obituary. Note the ending.
9. Elizabeth Drew on the debt ceiling
10. Robert Pattinson's Cosmopolis haircut
11. Walter Pater, Giordano Bruno
12. GE Lessing, Laocoon