Pretty much all of yesterday’s NYT Magazine section is a must-read, but all of you must read the fantastic listing and bite size commentaries on the Best Ideas of 2005. Tons of wacky, intriguing, and provocative ideas that shaped 2005. Thoroughly entertaining. Better read in print, but if you want online, you can check out this Introduction to the list. Great stuff.
While you’re perusing the magazine, check out the Freakonomics column on whether fear of AIDS can prevent it and the Deborah Solomon interview w/ the guy who recently wrote a book compiling every major idea ever invented over the past 2 million years.