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Larkin Poe doing a cover of Son House’s Preaching Blues
Mary Williams Walsh | A Broke, and Broken, Flood Insurance Program: The day of reckoning for the National Flood Insurance Program is coming soon, it seems. The core issue is policy: should the US federal government insure homes in flood-prone...Show More Summary
I’m planning to be blogging from the upcoming Inbox Awesome, 9 November 2017 in Brooklyn. The organizers shared these details with me: Why Inbox Awesome? It all started as a startup meetup in 2013, gathering leaders from NYC’s tech scene reinventing the inbox in all flavors – feeds, workflows, messaging, email. Show More Summary
@stoweboyd: Parts of sub-Saharan Africa are already at heat levels that Paris was supposed to prevent by the end of the century https://t.co/RURFqZBcPe — Stowe Boyd (@stoweboyd) November 1, 2017
mapsontheweb: Percentage of Galician speakers in Galicia, 2001.
The Missouri Compromise of 1820, which allowed Missouri to enter the union as a slave state but otherwise forbade slavery above the 36th parallel, effectively drew the lines for the sectional battle to follow. (via A Refusal to Compromise? Civil War Historians Beg to Differ)
“Nothing Trump ever says has a second paragraph.” - | Thomas Friedman, Trump, Niger and Connecting the Dots
@kevdog: Algorithms don’t eliminate bias, they encode it and make it scalable. — KevMonster (@kevdog) October 31, 2017
“Trump’s supporters follow him because he gets his facts wrong, but he gets his myths right.” - David Brooks, When Politics Becomes Your Idol
“If it’s sometimes hard to grasp the Trump campaign’s conspiracy against our democracy, it’s due less to lack of proof than to the impudent improbability of its B-movie plotline. Monday’s indictments offer evidence of things that Washington already knows but pretends to forget. Show More Summary
The Amazon Effect What happened to the stock prices of pharma distribution businesses following the report of Amazon obtaining wholesale pharmacy licenses in 12 states. Ka-blooie!
Even now this landscape is assembling. The hills darken. The oxen sleep in their blue yoke, he fields having been picked clean, the sheaves bound evenly and piled at the roadside among cinquefoil, as the toothed moon rises: This is the...Show More Summary
“Like a dyslexic, the translator has to have not one but ten words on hand in her own language for every word in the original language.” - Benjamin Moser, cited by Scott Esposito in Passionate Acolytes: An Interview with Benjamin Mo...
“Content and language form a certain unity in the original, like a fruit in its skin.” - | Walter Benjamin
A scene from “The Lobster.” Mr. Farrell said he hadn’t a clue what he was doing in that film. (via Colin Farrell and the Art of the Small Comeback - The New York Times)
“Survivors of the twentieth century, we are all nostalgic for a time when we were not nostalgic. But there seems no way back.” - | Svetlana Boym, The Future of Nostalgia, cited by Alastair Bonnett in Longing for a Past That Never Wa...
“We must never regard as ‘normal’ the regular and casual undermining of our democratic norms and ideals. We must never meekly accept the daily sundering of our country — the personal attacks, the threats against principles, freedomsShow More Summary
“Life is a curve, not a straight line.” - | Roger Cohen, If All Else Fails
“It is time to recognize that the American political process and marketplace for ideas are under attack, and that reinvigorating the First Amendment is vital. First, it is an imperative that law enforcement and lawmakers do more to protect journalists and other public speakers from harassment and threats. Show More Summary
@stoweboyd: Why is anyone listening to Tim O’Reilly? | Molly Sauter https://t.co/xErcIUbbt4 Sauter is openly contemptuous of O'Reilly’s shallowness — Stowe Boyd (@stoweboyd) October 27, 2017