Thursday, May 27, 2010


  1. Ten Days in a Carry-On: A slide-show of a demonstration by Heather Poole, a flight attendant from Los Angeles, of "how to pack enough for a 10-day trip into a single standard carry-on".

  2. Anthony Grafton in NYRB: Britain: The Disgrace of the Universities.

  3. Jennifer Hunt in VoxEU: Why Do Women Leave Science and Engineering?

    American women leave science and engineering at a higher frequency than men. This column suggests that the gender gap is explained by women’s relative dissatisfaction with pay and promotion opportunities. This gap is correlated with a high share of men in the industry. Remedies should therefore focus on such fields with a high share of male workers.

  4. Robert Gottlieb in NYRB: Who Was Charles Dickens?