How the War on Drugs Damages Black Social Mobility

by Jonathan Rothwell from Brookings.edu The social mobility of black Americans has suffered collateral damage from the “War on Drugs.” Being convicted of a crime has devastating effects on the employment prospects and incomes of ex-felons and their children, as my Brookings colleagues andother scholars have found. These findings are often used to motivate efforts to…

X-Position with Spurrier on X-Force #MarvelComics

from CBR Si Spurrier: Hello hello hello my bubbling swampfriends of delight, and let’s insert all the usual apologies for the enforced brevity of what follows. Off the back of various conventions and their inevitably-attendant illnesses I’m chasing deadlines on several projects at once — by no means least “X-Force” #14 (wherein CYCLONIC COOLING MECHANISM…

The Divorce-Proof Marriage?

by OLGA KHAZAN from The Atlantic A diamond is forever, but an expensive engagement ring means the marriage might not last that long. According to a new study, spending between $2,000 and $4,000 on an engagement ring is significantly associated with an increase in the risk of divorce. The data scientist Randal Olson recently visualized some…