At the corner of 106th Street and Third Avenue, the boarded-up windows and the...– “In East Harlem, ‘Keep Out’ Signs Apply Even to Renters,” New York Times, Oct. 30, 2011
npr: How do you measure the whole economy in one number? (via Planet Money)
Someday people will look back and wonder, What were they thinking? Why, in the...– What Were They Thinking? by Elizabeth Drew | The New York Review of Books Um, I’d like us to just skip ahead to that point, OK? (via markcoatney)
Like I said, Tweet ‘em. Tweet ‘em. They’re all Tweeting all over the place....– President Obama, telling students at a rally at the University of Colorado how to get Congress’s attention. (via dcdecoder) Another “Daaaa-aaaaaad” moment from President Obama.
Bill Proposed To Felonize Selling Fake Maple Syrup... →
themattsmith: I SUPPORT THIS LEGISLATION
40 Under 40: Business's hottest rising stars →
I was clicking through the slideshow today, and around #10 (Sid Sankaran of AIG) I realized that I hadn’t seen a single woman. So I kept clicking. No. 11, Sergey Brin of Google. No. 13, Ryan Seacrest of…RYAN SEACREST??? OK, whatever, sure. No. 18, Daniel Elk of Spotify… It took me 20 clicks to find one woman—Marissa Mayer, long-time Googler. On Fortune’s list of...
I’m really not worried about the president’s birth certificate. It’s fun to poke...– Texas Gov. Rick Perry, telling CNBC why he thought President Obama’s birth certificate was “a good issue to keep alive” even though he wasn’t worried about the president being born elsewhere. (via officialssay)
The young people “occupying” Wall Street may decry capitalism, but societies...– And Baby Makes Seven Billion - WSJ.com Never mind the rest of the article! These two sentences have absolutely nothing to do with each other! How did we get from Occupy Wall Street to Dutch Disease? Thanks for another political non-sequitur, WSJ! Yes, clearly resource-rich countries are poor...
Everyone knows they’ll turn into a reactionary when they get older. It’s just...– Ian Martin writes on the Britain of compassion and public ownership on comment is free (via guardian)
First they came for the Kennedy scholars, and I did not speak out, because I was...– “Wouldn’t It Be Cool if Shakespeare Wasn’t Shakespeare?,” by Stephen Marche, The New York Times
No one, least of all me, is suggesting that running a newspaper company is a...– David Carr gives media execs who lay off workers while lavishing bonuses on themselves the SMACKDOWN. Worth a read. (via cmonstah) This is a really important point that doesn’t get made enough: A lot of big media’s wounds are self-inflicted. To take an example from one truck that ran out of gas,...
Nicole Lapin: Who the Heck Are the "Top 1%"?!! →
nicolelapin: In case you missed my CNN segment on it, here are 5 things you need to know: 1. To get into the “top 1%” of Americans you don’t need to be a billionaire or millionaire or half-millionaire. The minimum wage earners in that group make about $343k/year. 2. Financial services professionals (a.k.a. “Wall Street”) average $311k/year — so they technically don’t make it into the...
The Euro Crisis: Lessons From Bear Stearns →
icelandthesis: WSJ, Oct. 18, 2011 Bear Stearns isn’t the only place to look for these lessons. Europeans can find the same message even closer to home, in the divergent fortunes of Ireland and Iceland. As scholars like Karl Whelan of University College Dublin and Ásgeir Jónsson and Fridrik Baldursson of the University of Iceland have pointed out, Ireland stepped in with a blanket...
I wish I had a library card. I would love to have a library card to a university...– New York, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair contributing editor Vanessa Grigoriadis lays out her media diet. Read more at The Atlantic Wire. (via theatlantic) Pretty sure this is a strong motivator for hiring interns.
It’s very difficult to describe a feeling and not to lie a little bit.– Max Frisch (via theparisreview)
People that said that guys like me were only supporting Obama because he was...– Civil rights leader and Politics Nation host REV. AL SHARPTON, on The Daily Show (via inothernews)
Unlike New York, which embraces its gritty underbelly in its public image...– “Paris Syndrome: A First-Class Problem for a First-Class Vacation,” by Chelsea Fagan, The Atlantic
We didn’t want kids standing at a bus stop … and have these big...– “Animal advocates defend shootings on Ohio farm,” TODAY
Thirteen Observations made by Lemony Snicket while... →
1. If you work hard, and become successful, it does not necessarily mean you are successful because you worked hard, just as if you are tall with long hair it doesn’t mean you would be a midget if you were bald. 2. “Fortune” is a word for having a lot of money and for having a lot of luck, but that does not mean the word has two definitions. 3. Money is like a child—rarely unaccompanied....
Most cases of writer’s block are not, however, the result of a biochemical...– “A cure for writer’s block,” by Laura Miller, Salon
Girl Scouts Ditch Fashion, Fitness and Makeup... →
Sure, my Girl Scout experience involved camping and volunteering. But we also had an insane sleepover at the mall, where Girl Scouts from all over Southern California piled their sleeping bags in front of Bath and Bodyworks and Express and then skipped off to the manicure station. And it was awesome. This is how I feel about this development:
“Crazy on You,” Heart