A City Is Not a Computer

What I am reading: A wall in Bairro Alto, Lisbon, covered with circuit boards painted white. [ Daniel Gonçalves ] “What should a city optimize for?” Even in the age of peak…, A City Is Not a Computer, https://placesjournal.org/article/a-city-is-not-a-computer/, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Lemon Juice Squeeze Bottles: Plastic’s Natural Element

What I am reading: Today in Tedium: Plastic, barring all the environmental problems and health concerns that might come with it, is awesome as a moldable product. It shows up in…, Lemon Juice Squeeze Bottles: Plastic’s Natural Element, http://tedium.co/2017/02/28/lemon-juice-squeeze-bottles-history/, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Kafka on the Power of Music and the Point of Making Art

What I am reading: “Without music life would be a mistake,” proclaimed Nietzsche, one of the legion of celebrated thinkers who have contemplated the unparalleled power of music .…, Kafka on the Power of Music and the Point of Making Art, https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/07/03/kafka-music-art/, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

It’s ‘very gold’: The presidential coin undergoes a Trumpian makeover

What I am reading: Virginia coin collector John Wertman with his official President Trump “challenge coin.” (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post) For two decades, the commander in…, It’s ‘very gold’: The presidential coin undergoes a Trumpian makeover, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/its-very-gold-the-presidential-coin-undergoes-a-trumpian-makeover/2017/12/22/23c8b11e-e5bb-11e7-ab50-621fe0588340_story.html, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

The 12 Most-read WIRED Magazine Stories of 2017

What I am reading: There’s a moment in James Vlahos’ piece— “A Son’s Race to Give His Dying Father Immortality” —that made me tear up the first time I read it. Vlahos has just…, The 12 Most-read WIRED Magazine Stories of 2017, https://www.wired.com/story/most-read-wired-magazine-stories-2017, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Analysis | The Daily 202: The tax bill is likely to become more popular after passage. Here’s how Republicans plan to sell it.

What I am reading: With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: The best thing going for Republicans right now is low expectations. — Just before 1 a.m., the Senate…, Analysis | The Daily 202: The tax bill is likely to become more popular after passage. Here’s how Republicans plan to sell it., https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/12/20/daily-202-the-tax-bill-is-likely-to-become-more-popular-after-passage-here-s-how-republicans-plan-to-sell-it/5a395b3c30fb0469e883fcf2/, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

“Cat Person”

What I am reading: Photograph by Elinor Carucci for The New Yorker Audio: Kristen Roupenian reads. Margot met Robert on a Wednesday night toward the end of her fall semester. She…, “Cat Person”, https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/11/cat-person, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Are digital distractions harming labour productivity?

What I am reading: FOR many it is a reflex as unconscious as breathing. Hit a stumbling-block during an important task (like, say, writing a column)? The hand reaches for the…, Are digital distractions harming labour productivity?, https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21732141-evidence-mixed-it-seems-clear-however-they-are-making-us, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

The Taking: How the federal government abused its power to seize property for a border fence

What I am reading: Lee este artículo en español aquí . BROWNSVILLE — The land agents started working the border between Texas and Mexico in the spring of 2007. Sometimes they were…, The Taking: How the federal government abused its power to seize property for a border fence, https://www.texastribune.org/2017/12/14/border-land-grab-government-abused-power-seize-property-fence/?utm_campaign=trib-social&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=5546948015, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

The Year in Falling Apart | Hazlitt

What I am reading: I spent most mornings this year failing to construct new ways to tell Americans it shouldn’t be this easy for white men to kill them. Not that the evidence is…, The Year in Falling Apart | Hazlitt, https://hazlitt.net/feature/year-falling-apart, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,