The original VQR post about Chris Anderson's... →
Old news, right? I know. I even heard about this in Montana. However, in case you read this when it first appeared, might I direct you now to the comments? Things got a little batshit up in there. This is my favorite part: “Perhaps I’m not making myself clear, so here’s another example. Your response to me is hostile and a bit angry. If I were writing an article about ‘hostile and a...
Short fiction in The New Yorker often gives me brain hives. But not when it’s by Lorrie Moore: “And her mouth, with its few and crooked teeth, bits of shell awash on a reef of gum, seemed a curious home for her voice, which was slowly surprising, with its intelligence and humor.” Humbling and lovely.
America's Somali Bantu →
Thank God NPR Now was playing Prairie Home Companion today, because if they’d been airing something listenable-to I might not have browsed through XM’s news channels and stumbled on this segment. Description as per the BBC: “Hundreds of thousands of people have fled from Somalia since civil war broke out there in the early 1990s. Many of them go to refugee camps in Kenya,...
State Cell Phone Driving Laws →
When I’m driving through parts distant and rural, I’m extra-careful about trying to avoid encounters with the police (or what I think of as the My Cousin Vinny Scenario). Which is how I found this site. I recommend it highly for anyone else road-tripping this summer to parts unknown. Because I like to be servicey like that. (I have yet to find a similar chart with regard to the...