Things to Read Stop Blaming The Internet For How Horrible We All Are by Alex Balk June 4, 2014 Awl pal Matthew J.X. Malady weighs in on what the cognoscenti refer to as Balk’s Law, or the idea that everything you hate about The Internet is actually everything you hate about people.# facebook twitter google+ pinterest email The "quiet" one. Read more by Alex Balk on The Awl Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Sound PaintingHow To Hate Yourself LessClick Your Way To The GraveChikiss, "Dusha"Matias Aguayo, "Run Away From the Sun" Balk's Law everyone sucks Matthew J.X. Malady The Internet the circle of life Magazine Taken to Slaughterhouse The Concessionist My Friend Is a Die-Hard Elitist Snob, So How Do I Fix Her? reasonable conjectures Thoughts Likely to Pop Into Your Head While Meditating at Davos Pop Culture Under Pressure Culture (and TV) Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Sound Painting the salad economy How to Power Lunch When You Have No Power Insider Baseball Where Your Favorite Gawker Writer Sits Now Culture (and TV) Toro Y Moi, "Empty Nesters"