The NIH spends $5 million to win cool points with the nation's hipsters. / Curran Kelleher
The Baffler,  April 13, 2015

Daily Bafflements

The NIH spends $5 million to win cool points with the nation's hipsters. / Curran Kelleher
w
o
r
d

f
a
c
t
o
r
y

• The Washington Post reports that the NIH is spending $5 million on a campaign to convince hipsters that “styling your sweet mustache” is a good alternative to smoking.

The Baffler’s favorite v-word comes to Grand Forks, North Carolina, where “vibrancy committees” have been established to nurture what the mayor calls Grand Forks’ “growing entrepreneurial spirit.”

• Yale recently held a conference with the aim of going “beyond intellectual property” and helping “collaborative communities thrive [through] decentralisation and freedom.”

You Might Also Enjoy

Together for What?

David Roth

Ben Roethlisberger couldn’t sleep Sunday night, and on Monday afternoon the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback decided that he. . .

word factory

Baffler Newsletter

new email subscribers receive a digital copy of our current issue.

Further Reading

 October 16

Some seventy-two years from the last American execution for desertion, the firing squad is a tough-guy pantomime for hacks and hams.