Pakistan's Nuclear Bomb: 'We May Be Naive, But We... →
Khan: I did not indulge in proliferation and there is no such thing as an “A.Q. Khan Network.” SPIEGEL ONLINE: Excuse me? [snip] SPIEGEL ONLINE: If it did not have nuclear weapons, Pakistan would not currently be considered one of the world’s most dangerous countries. Do you regret having built the bomb? Khan: I still believe I did Pakistan a favor. Nuclear weapons are ...
Makr Bottle Key
notacomplexperson: shopacrimony: The Makr Bottle Key is back! Huzzah! This fucker is just about the niftiest housewarming gift ever.
youlostmethere: Shostakovich’s String Quartet...
I know many people are concerned about the destruction of the sanctity of...– NY Senator Diane Savino (via lady88)
I don’t think you should be able to walk into a Barnes & Noble and get to...– Keith Gessen “Come Meet the Author, but Open Your Wallet,” Julie Bosman and Matt Richtel, New York Times, June 21, 2011
I’m just assuming a 7-year-old didn’t follow the traffic laws.– “7-year-old driver: Police question how he got so far, who taught him how,” Detroit Free Press “He was crying and just kept saying he wanted to go to his dad’s,” Caseville Police Chief Jamie Learman said. “That was pretty much it: He just wanted to go to his...
My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant →
By Jose Antonio Vargas. Also see the story of Ruben Vives, who won a Pulitzer for his coverage of Bell, California. I’d met an immigration lawyer once while reporting a story. Bring the boy in, he said, and make it fast. In minute detail, he rattled off instructions. Get his picture taken, in these dimensions, by this photographer. Get him checked by this doctor, by this date, no later. ...
21 Questions With... →
akuat: Dreams really do come true: I finally did an interview for the Press Club. Click through to find out what I listen to when I’m cruisin’ through the suburbs, and to wonder, once again, if I’m incredibly reflective or just weirdly cynical. YESSSSSS
Your receivable and payables are totally out of whack. Now you’re complaining...– Aptly named reader HealthySkeptic chiming in on Groupon Cat’s whinge about how the media are being meanies about Groupon’s IPO (via cnnmoneytech)
Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever...– J.D Salinger (via modernhepburn)
Portland reservoir urination raises few health or... →
For the administrator of the Portland Water Bureau, the decision Wednesday to drain 7.8 million gallons of drinking water from a Mount Tabor reservoir comes down to six words: “Do you want to drink pee?” David Shaff asked.
I have told important stories that otherwise would have gone untold. I have had...– This is a really nice summation of why journalism is wicked awesome (via cnnmoneytech)
Thanks to Apple, you got a nice cheap Kindle. It used to cost $499, until the...– CNNMoney commenter veggiedude, in response to another reader who said she’d never give up her Kindle in favor of the iPad. Read more about the Apple vs. Kindle showdown coming June 30 (thanks to new App Store rules) here. (via cnnmoneytech)
Finally—and perhaps this is all I need to say—Maine has an L.L. Bean outlet*...– “Portland, ME: A Small City with Big Eats,” Jauntsetter
A summer's worth of French reading →
latimes: Susan Salter Reynolds on summer reading for francophiles. For David and Camila.
I want to be ignorant all over again when I start writing.– William Stafford (via theparisreview)
Well, that pretty much sums it up
newsweek: Zoosk, the online dating site, asked 5,000 singles how they’d feel about receiving unexpected lewd photos. 61% of gals said “creepy”; 71% of dudes said “sexy.” And there you have it, folks.
JULY CARMAGEDDON →
latimes: reblogged via abc7: latimes: Details of the planned July closure of the 405 Freeway. (We’ll blog this again before the July 16–17 weekend.) Drivers are being warned to stay away from the San Diego (405) Freeway. A planned closure for construction work next month is being called a “car-mageddeon.” Carmageddon! That’s good! Much better than snowpocalypse!