• Matt Taibbi's brilliantly cruel review of "Hot Flat and Crowded:" Thomas Friedman is "a tireless social scientist whose research methods mainly include lunching, reading road signs, and watching people board airplanes…. This is Friedman’s life: He flies around the world, eats pricey lunches with other rich people and draws conclusions about the future of humanity by looking out his hotel window and counting the Applebee’s signs."