Before you leave the office to fight the Taylor Swiftapalooza traffic, check out these links:
From The Atlantic (via Friend of Pith and former colleague Pierce Greenberg): In Defense of the Humanities Ph.D.: It's No Crazier Than Becoming a Journalist
From The Globe and Mail: Gawker's John Cook talks traffic, Rob Ford and ethics
From Vulture: What Brad Paisley learned from 'Accidental Racist'
From [Glenn Kenny's blog] Some Came Running: A moving obit for Lindsay Cooper, multi-instrumentalist for British prog band Henry Cow
For those who enjoyed yesterday's Counting Crows link: From the Nashville Scene: A rough walk down memory lane with Counting Crows
From Grantland: Mesut Özil and Arsenal's £42 million movement
Those are the links. This is a lynx...