* Susan Cooper, "A Catch of Breath", her J.R.R Tolkien Lecture on Fantasy Literature from earlier this year:
* Elissa on self-sacrifice in Buffy the Vampire-Slayer.
* Galen Strawson, A Hundred Years of Consciousness
* Juliet Floyd, The Varieties of Rigorous Experience
* Robert Paul Wolff, The Completion of Kant's Moral Philosophy in the Tenets of the Rechtslehre
* Ilan Levine provides a handy explanation of Dark Matter, for those who are murky on the concept:
* The Time the US Senate Debated Crabcakes
* Oobah Butler, I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant on TripAdvisor, is quite hilarious.
* James Chastek, Contemporary Anti-Stoicism.
* As it's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, it's time to visit the greatest scientific popularization of all time, Michael Faraday's The Chemical History of a Candle. Bill Hammack has an excellent set of videos on it. You can read Faraday's original lectures at Internet Archive.
* The PNC Christmas Price Index (ht)