Daily Archive: June 3, 2010


FiveThirtyEight moving to the New York Times

Congratulations are in order to Nate Silver and the crew at FiveThirtyEight.com. The excellent polling site is leaving the indies for the Big Leagues, landing at the Gray Lady herself. This should add some...


The Emerald City

I don’t think Conor will be discussing fictional cities all that much at his Atlantic cities blog, but one in particular deserves attention: The Emerald City of Oz, or at least the one elaborated...


Aristophanes “Clouds” & the case against philosophy

Socrates brings up Aristophanes’s play The Clouds during his trial in order to respond to its unflattering portrayal of him, which was both well received and unfair. Apparently, it was too well received since...