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Competition / ?The City Rises? Student Photography Competition / myCity Competitions

Submit three photographs on the theme of 'The City Rises'. Register and submit at See previous entrants and winners at The Brief - "Each day is a new beginning in the city. Show More Summary

What’s the big deal about Michael Lewis and high-frequency trading?

Michael Lewis’ new book “Flash Boys” is the latest critique of high-frequency trading. Photo of the Nasdaq MarketSite from Times Square by Flickr user Adam Fagen. With a “60 Minutes” interview, an online excerpt and full-page ad in the...Show More Summary

First Lady Michelle Obama Gets Down and Dirty on Leadership

Photo credit: The White House Flickr, "First Lady Michelle Obama and students from around the country participate in the White House Kitchen Garden spring planting on the South Lawn of the White House." First lady of the United States...Show More Summary

Why Are New York City Cops Cracking Down on Subway Panhandlers?

Buskers on the New York City subway. Photo via Flickr user Gary H. Spielvogel If you live in a large American city, chances are you've had an encounter with a panhandler on public transit. Perhaps the stranger who asked for money did so after serenading you with beautiful music, in which case you were happy to pitch in. Show More Summary

The April Fools' Epidemic of Teenaged Drinking, Drug Use, and Violence

A teen drinks a can containing "Foolio," a beverage that has killed dozens of young people but remains popular throughout the English-speaking world. Photo via Flickr user Ian T. McFarland Eugene P. Darling is a former FBI agent who spent nearly two decades undercover at a series of high schools in California, Oregon, and Nevada. Show More Summary

Canadian Doctors Can Officially Prescribe You Weed

Photo via Flickr user Matt Kowal The past few weeks have been messy for Health Canada and their clumsy medical marijuana program. The government agency that purports to look after the health of our nation’s citizens announced they would...Show More Summary

Former Israeli PM convicted in bribery case

Ehud Olmert is Israel’s first convicted prime minister. Photo by Flickr Creative Commons User Tzipi Livni Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday on bribery charges. Judge David Rozen of the Tel Aviv District Court...Show More Summary

North Dakota oil industry wreaks havoc on state’s roads

Problems for North Dakota infrastructure have occurred after an oil train derailed and exploded in the town of Casselton. Photo by Flickr user porchlife The oil boom in North Dakota has caused major problems for the state’s roads, railways and housing, Financial Times reports. North Dakota Gov. Show More Summary

Around Town: The Best Photos Of March

  Another month draws to a close and with it are our picks for the best photos from our Flickr pool. [ more › ]

9 Flickr groups every Lumia lover should check out

Though it seems like new photo sharing sites are popping up all the time, few can still beat good old Flickr. We all love Instagram, for...

Weediquette: T. Kid Gets Arrested

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Victor During my teen years, the police regularly chased me, but I got away nearly every time. When the cops caught me, they typically harassed me for a bit and then set me free. The cops only arrested me...Show More Summary

You Can’t Keep this Dog Down! A new flickr cc Attribution Helper

cc licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog A few days ago I bemoaned, whinged, the changes at flickr that rendered my flickr cc attribution helper tool DOA. At the mercy of third party providers who take a great serviceShow More Summary

Wallpaper of the Week Hoxton Graffiti

The wallpaper of this week is photo from the streets of London. It's a graffiti wall close the Hoxton Underground Station. That area seems to have quite a few graffiti walls. If you want to check out more photos there's a Flickr page...Show More Summary


2 weeks agoOdd : TYWKIWDBI

Photo of a fasciated Black-Eyed Susan from the Flickr account of Tafnd, via Buzzfeed, Hermit's Holler, and The Soul is Bone.For more on the biologic process involved, see my previous posts Giant cactus. And Stevie Nicks and Cactus. Fasciation. White-winged dove. And Stevie Nicks.

Petition Asks Park District To Keep Montrose Dog Beach Safe For Everyone

Photo courtesy of Xetark, at Flickr The patrons of Montrose Dog Beach (Mondog Beach) are gathering online signatures on a petition directed to the Chicago Park District asking for the beach to be maintained for safety's sake. They claim...Show More Summary

Flickr Photos by Year/Month

I was looking around to see how many pictures I’ve been posting to Flickr since taking the new job at VCU. I had a feeling there was a dramatic increase but I was curious about actual numbers. After stumbling around the Internet for a bit attempting to do things the hard way, I stumbled on […]

Friday Photo: Threesome

3 weeks agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection. ( Flickr Creative Commons ) More Friday Photos:Gene Sarazen at Wollaston Golf ClubBobby Jones at Oyster Harbors

Sanctions against Russia: What will and won’t work

The success of sanctions against Russia depends on what they’re targeted against. Photo by Flickr user Pavel “KoraxDC” Kazachkov. A short post today about when economic sanctions work and when they don’t. Sanctions don’t work when: They’re not targeted, as with Cuba. Show More Summary

First person successfully sues to be removed from the U.S. no-fly list

Photo by Flickr user ATOMIC Hot Links After nearly eight years of lengthy court battles, it appears that a Malaysian woman mistakenly put on the federal government’s no-fly list will become the first person to be taken off of it. OnShow More Summary

In Depth Look: Aircraft Production in the Former Soviet Union

LAM Ilyushin Il-62 – Photo: Colin Cooke / Flickr CC In the Western world, when it comes to aircraft production, it is pretty much common that the aircraft designer is also the manufacturer of said aircraft. For example, in the United States, Boeing, Lockheed, and McDonnell Douglas were the three big manufacturers of civil [...]Show More Summary

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