Daily Archives: January 1, 2013

The Life of Pi, and Other Infinities – NYTimes.com

The Life of Pi, and Other Infinities – NYTimes.com.

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Bob Munden – Telegraph

Bob Munden – Telegraph.

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Amnesia and the Self That Remains When Memory Is Lost – The Atlantic

Amnesia and the Self That Remains When Memory Is Lost – The Atlantic.

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The Daily Beast: On the Fiscal Cliff, Obama Does What He Can Against 200 Years of Bad Faith

On the Fiscal Cliff, Obama Does What He Can Against 200 Years of Bad Faith The president’s budget battle is really a fight with 200 years of obstructionism and selfish greed. By Michael Tomasky. View the full article

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Species profile: black-necked swan | Conservacion Patagonica

Species profile: black-necked swan | Conservacion Patagonica. <;

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The Daily Joke – Phyllis Diller

“I found a money-back guarantee on a beauty cream. Rushed down to the store, they took one look at me — paid me an advance! So then I bought one of those girdles with the ‘magic fingers.’ Wouldn’t you know, … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
2012 was a year in which supporters of public education–parents, educators and concerned citizens–won some huge victories against the privatization movement. Let’s begin with the elections of 2012. Reform idol Tony Bennett was…

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David Rakoff

http://nyti.ms/ROu80I NYTimes: David Rakoff’s Greatest Gift The writer, actor and artist was most talented at being a friend.

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Chavela Vargas

http://nyti.ms/YG3kl5 NYTimes: Chavela Vargas, una Mujer Muy Mujer The elders will tell you: she came to town and sang, and then ran off with the doctor’s daughter.

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Wayne Roberts

http://nyti.ms/YG3Bo1 NYTimes: Wayne Roberts Wakes Up to James Q. Wilson’s World The graffiti artist, Stay High 149 and the Broken Windows enforcer.

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Lebbeus Woods

http://nyti.ms/V7mKck NYTimes: Lebbeus Woods, the One-Project Architect Architecture’s “moral center” devoted himself to teaching and drawing instead of construction.

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Art Modell

http://nyti.ms/TRBuNR NYTimes: Why the Cleve Doesn’t Grieve for Art Modell Cleveland Browns fans never believed Modell would take their team from the city. They were wrong.

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Sylvia’s

http://nyti.ms/VyzojD NYTimes: Sylvia’s: An Oral History Al Sharpton, Ed Koch, Chris Rock and others remember Sylvia Woods and her restaurant in Harlem.

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Alex Okrent

http://nyti.ms/WBwuO8 NYTimes: Alex Okrent Campaigned Until the End The tireless worker for Barack Obama collapsed at his desk at age 29 before seeing the president win re-election.

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Najiba’s Viral Murder

http://nyti.ms/W1U8Bl NYTimes: Najiba’s Viral Murder In many ways, her execution was unremarkable for a woman in Afghanistan — except it was recorded.

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Lawrence Anthony

http://nyti.ms/10bleMT NYTimes: Lawrence Anthony, Lion Whisperer The wildlife conservationist rescued the Baghdad Zoo’s war survivors.

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Don Cornelius

http://nyti.ms/W1SO1j NYTimes: Don Cornelius Told It Like It Was Unlike “American Bandstand,” “Soul Train” was a genuine reflection of what was going on in American households.

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Maurice Sendak

http://nyti.ms/TRAvNM NYTimes: Maurice Sendak: ‘I’m Ready, I’m Ready, I’m Ready’ An illustrated interview.

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Straight Line Designs

Straight Line Designs.

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Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
Here’s some good animal news for the new year. A report at i09 describes “the world’s luckiest owl”: a barred owl (Strix varia) in Vermont. This unlucky bird flew into a truck traveling at…

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Teri Shields

http://nyti.ms/WBkmN7 NYTimes: Teri and Brooke Shields Against the World The single mother from Newark thought that her daughter was perfect. And the world agreed.

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Newtown

http://nyti.ms/WBkjRx NYTimes: The Lives Unlived in Newtown How does a community recover from the loss of its children?

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Adam Yauch

http://nyti.ms/W1MnLs NYTimes: Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boy Who Grew Up Before Our Eyes What a rabble-rousing rapper taught us about repentance.

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 44,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this … Continue reading

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How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love | Brain Pickings

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love | Brain Pickings.

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