Daily Archive: May 25, 2010


The Tyranny of the City

Conor has grappled with the implications of New York’s cultural dominance and with the socio-political constraints of Washington, D.C. I think on both counts he misses his mark. I won’t delve too much into...


Can You Whitewash (Potentially) White People?

From Huffpo: They also note this weekend’s release of “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” a live-action adaptation of a video game that stars white actor Jake Gyllenhaal in the title role instead...


The Criminal Diaspora

At his Future of the City blog, Conor Friedersdorf links to an Atlantic magazine piece from 2008 on a new suburban crime wave. Definitely worth reading.


Richard Epstein on Rand Paul’s Gaffe

What would happen if we repealed Title II of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits private businesses from discriminating by race? Richard Epstein answers, I think rightly: Repeal would produce quite a stir....


Learning from Poverty

Jason has helpfully reminded us why we should not romanticize locally grown, organic peasant food. But Design Observer has an excellent post on Indian craft that reminds us that we may have something to...