Report & Comment. (Wednesday, Aug. 4)
How broken is the U.S. Senate, exactly? (George Packer, New Yorker)
Sorry, Richard Florida: Why ranking "creative cities" is an exercise in futility. (GlobalUrbanist.com)
Why underestimating Obama is risky. (John Parisella, Maclean's)
Note from a conservative to the GOP: "Big government" isn't behind ire with Dems. (Ross Douthat, NYT blog)
Mixed reviews on launch of make-or-break-it BlackBerry Torch(shown left), (San Jose Mercury News) 27/7 Wall St. dismisses Torch as irrelevant, Daily Finance says RIM hit an okay double.
Obsessive Web surfing linked with depression. (Time) Yes, but isn't everything?
Confessions of a celebrity biographer. (Guardian)
Haitiian fundraising merits a place for Montreal's Arcade Fire in Hall of Fame. (Michael Hogan, Vanity Fair)