Daily Archive: June 9, 2010


That’s Like So Totally Fascist, OMFG.

I just lost 8 minutes of my life I’ll never get back watching the new Gaga video “Alejandro.” (It’s so abysmally bad I won’t even link to it; it doesn’t help that the song...


Just in time for Father’s Day

Pamela Paul has a rather Slate-ish post up at The Atlantic, asking the controversial question: Are Fathers Necessary? Unsurprisingly, her conclusion is no. Not really. “The bad news for Dad is that despite common...


The Prison Guard State

This is a pretty stunning visual: Via Sullivan Law and order types will argue that this level of incarceration has coincided with a significant drop in crime rates,  but whether that’s due to the...


Giving BP the ACORN treatment

Jeremy Scahill thinks the U.S. Government should end its contracts with BP: Contrast the Congressional response to ACORN’s federal contracts with its response to BP, which does billions of dollars in business with the...


Grids and Neighborhoods

The urbanist blogosphere, for those of you who don’t follow it, has been chattering about street grids of late, prompted by this fascinating comparison of the standard block size in various American cities. The...

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