todays top five
book - Depression drove me to read Raymond E Feist - return of the exile
music - Nick Cave and the bad seeds - O Children
news - Germany experiments with a grand coalition under Angila Merkel. There is an interesting association between such governments and insuring war.
science - the nobel prize for economics is awarded for the application of game theory to understanding conflict-cooperation in a social setting, but it was the novel application of game theory by Maynard Smith to evolution and behavioral ecology that allowed the development of neo-darwinism in the in the 1970s.