Aside from the annoying references to the experts (in correlation), David Brooks' articles remind me that I have found the most entertaining current writer on culture and politics. I don't want him even to prove a point, just describe life. I open Bobos in Paradise occasionally. It is great in article-length doses. I do wish he would write a more serious book, though.

Edit: And a video that I thought I linked months ago, but apparently didn't. Now that I watch it again, I see a lot of dangerous science with dubious explanations, yet still his philosophizing and historical perspectives are captivating.