3. Are Q-tips OK after all? I’ve been wondering about this for years, of course.
5. A grumpy rant about the humanities.: “If we were living in a culture dominated by grown-ups, Martin Scorsese would be considered the purveyor of middle-brow forgettable fare rather than the gold standard of sophistication, and at least the childless among us would not even have to be aware of Spider-Man’s existence.”