BBC Magazine has a story about hikkomori a term used in Japan to describe people who withdraw and stay in their rooms for long periods of time, often years. Some academics link the rise in hikkomori to the bursting of Japan’s bubble economy in the ’80s, and the recession that followed.

We’re All In This Together

The lovely and talented Maria Bustillos reviewed Hanna Rosin’s The End of Men for The Los Angeles Review of Books, and, well, she wasn’t a fan—mostly because it shoves equality out the window.