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BEAUTIFUL BOOKSHOPS? NO THANKS!

That's the title—somewhat overstated, but effective at grabbing the reader's attention—of a recent Guardian essay by Rick Gekoski. He mentions a post by Sarah Crown presenting the "most beautiful" bookshops she knows, then continues:Such a shop is intended to offer an experience so thoroughgoing it might be described as organic, in which the environment is as booky as the books, and one is comprehensively immersed in the pleasures of being and reading.
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Climate Research needs Re-direction

Academics / General Science : Watts Up With That? (16 hours ago)

Guest essay by Viv Forbes Governments are running huge deficits, but still spend billions on “climate research” especially trying to model the effect of the atmosphere and its trace of carbon dioxide on surface temperature. Benefits... Read Post

Guardian wants your help digging through MP Expenses

Technology : The Next Web Blog (5 years ago)

If you’ve been in the UK over recent weeks or are a regular visitor to BBC.co.uk and other British news sites, you’ve no doubt come across the MP expenses saga that has grabbed the papers and readers attention alike. The story is fa... Read Post

Nashville: Still There

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (5 years ago)

A reader writes: Just want to say thanks so much for mentioning Nashville yesterday. I know there's a lot of other stuff going on right now that news outlets are choosing to cover but we really do need the attention,... Read Post


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