The Wednesday Curator – 10/14/15

October 13, 2015

Here at Mark Rubin Writes I don’t think we challenge conventional thinking often enough. For a moment, though, that changes. Read The Case for Getting Rid of Borders—Completely by Alex Tabarrok for The Atlantic’s October 10 issue. It’s short, and if you’re like me you’ll have lots of “but … but what about …” moments. But you just might find yourself thinking about the notion for longer than you expected to.

Elizabeth Drew is, once again, offering up great reporting about matters of the day. How They Failed to Block the Iran Deal, for the October 22 issue of the New York Review of Books, is a great piece of journalism. It retells a very recent and very familiar story, but offers up lots of nuggets not previously reported. Two thoughts. Don’t sell the Obama Administration short when it comes to issues that really matter and, stay tuned for part two.

Stephen Galloway has written A Widow’s Threats, High-Powered Spats and the Sony Hack: The Strange Saga of ‘Steve Jobs’ for The Hollywood Reporter. It’s a very interesting story about how Hollywood has told the story of a very interesting man.

Uncovering the Secret History of Myers-Briggs was written by Merve Emre for Digg, and is definitely worth your time. The Myers-Briggs personality test has fascinated me for years. This article offers lots of insights into how and why it works … or doesn’t work, depending on your perspective about the test.

A friend’s post about Roma Imports a couple of weeks ago suggested that she, a Tucson resident for forever, has never been to Roma. Comments got confusing, but when I saw Laura Greenberg’s Tucson Foodie review, Roma Imports: Italian Charm Just South of Broadway, I decided I need to be an advocate. The place is hard to find, but it offers up excellent Italian food in very casual surroundings, and is also Tucson’s best Italian market.

Los Angeles food looks better and better. Time permitting, a trip must be in the offing. And when I go, I think I’ll be using Los Angeles in 3 Days: The 25 Best Bites in LA for $20 and Under by Ed Levine for his creation,, as my guide. You really do need to click through if you’re craving food images. My favorite? Tough, tough call, but the picture feature goes to Tacos al pastor “from the street.”




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