From an iconic perspective, the Golden Gate Bridge offers a West Coast...– Off the Bookshelf: The Bridge That Enhanced Nature (via theatlantic)
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We are not kamikaze. The kamikaze were something strange, no risk management...– “Elderly Engineers Volunteer for Fukushima Duty,” Erik Hayden, The Atlantic Wire
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As Wealth and Literacy Rise in India, Report Says,... →
India’s increasing wealth and improving literacy are apparently contributing to a national crisis of “missing girls,” with the number of sex-selective abortions up sharply among more affluent, educated families during the past two decades, according to a new study. The study found the problem of sex-selective abortions of girls has spread steadily across India after once being confined largely...
vogue: BEHIND THE SCENES: Bruno Mars Photographed for the June Issue of Vogue
People with mild depression are relatively accurate when predicting future...– “The Optimism Bias,” by Tali Sharot, Time
Let’s just say there was some Guns N’ Roses. There was some Cee Lo. There was...– Al Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvaz, who was detained for weeks in Syria and Iran, on the songs she sang in jail.
679 Women at the IMF Protest the New York Times's... →
theatlantic: On Friday, The New York Times published a scathing report titled “At I.M.F., Men on Prowl and Women on Guard,” depicting the International Monetary Fund as hostile to women and “ruled by alpha male economists.” The article said some women avoid wearing skirts in fear of drawing attention and that “sexual norms” left women “vulnerable to harassment.” Now, a group of 679 women at...
Report indicts '60s counterculture in Catholic... →
latimes: A study links child sexual abuse by Catholic priests in the ’60s and ’70s to the feminist movement, a “singles culture” and divorce. That implausible conclusion detracts from the report’s data.
You come to Paris to escape the tyranny of materialism. (This works best when...– “Paris: a higher version of life,” by Simon Kuper, Financial Times
We call it Rapture Bombing.– Gizmodo
A 2008 internal review found few restraints on the conduct of senior managers,...– “At I.M.F., Men on Prowl and Women on Guard,” By Binyamin Appelbaum and Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times
Mermaids surface as the next big thing →
“Publishers and readers are looking for the next big thing in the paranormal genre,” says Mandy Hubbard, whose young-adult novel Ripple, about a seemingly normal teen who must hide that she’s a mermaid (Razorbill, $16.99), is out July 21. “We’ve already done vampires and werewolves and angels. Mermaids feel a little more fresh and interesting.”
It’s just that we’re so busy these days,” he said.– “Inside Syria’s secret prisons,” Dorothy Parvaz, Al Jazeera
James Brown - It’s a man’s world This is a...
Immigrants in this city usually only relate to art when they’re custodians at...– “An Artist’s Performance: A Year as a Poor Immigrant,” by Sam Dolnick, New York Times I really wish people would stop doing this.
They combined the awesome derisive powers of adolescence with blind faith to...– Born again teenagers vs. apocalyptic evangelicals, in “Rapture for Radicals: Hipster Prophet Leads May 21st Proselytizers to Ninth Avenue Food Festival,” by Dana Vachon, New York Observer
The concept of convenience in food preparation is steeply at odds with the idea...– “Foodies vs. Techies,” Virginia Heffernan, New York Times
If someone suggested the idea of public libraries now, they’d be considered...– Peter Collins, The Secret Life of Libraries (via jingc)
Gilbert paid for the year described in “Eat, Pray, Love,” in other words, with...– “Eat, Pray, Love, Rinse, Repeat,” by Sam Anderson, New York Times magazine
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