Brilliance from this month's Esquire:
Chuck Klosterman on the British Olympic Handball Team, who put out a casting call for tall people because they have found that tall people tend to succeed at that sport, and the larger point that all people have abilities, and yet don't know what the hell they should do with their lives. Wouldn't it make more sense for employers to screen for the qualities they want, instead of worthless nonsense like degrees and experience?
And then the indomitable Charles P. Pierce about Barack Obama. Beautifully written. Made me sad with the truth of it. But gorgeous.
The whole issue is well worth your time.