This is a blog born out of selfishness. Its sole purpose is to facilitate my academic studies. It will contain almost paragraph by paragraph summaries of academic papers. The goal is not to gain novel insights (it invariably happens) or pass piercing critiques (it often happens but is not set to writing, obviously). The goal is quite simply to force myself to understand the paper in question (it sometimes happens).
I almost always end up editing the posts at a later date. Because errors! So proceed with caution always and be especially distrustful if the post is a fresh one. While reading a summary, it is always a good idea to have the paper along with you. If you don’t have access to the online libraries to which most of the links to the papers refer to, leave a comment.