“Energy, attitude and personality cannot be ‘remoted’ through even the best fiber optic lines”

Jerry Seinfeld: “New York is over because everybody will ‘remote everything.’” Guess what? Everyone hates to do this. Everyone. Hates. You know why? There’s no energy. Energy, attitude and personality cannot be “remoted” through even the best fiber optic lines. That’s the whole reason many of us moved

Demonstration or spectacle

E.D. Mondainé, president of the Portland branch of the NAACP in the WaPo: Images of “Naked Athena,” as the protester has been labeled, have gone viral, her unclothed confrontation with police earning her accolades as a brave ally of the cause. But I see something else: a beneficiary of

The Robey

Wicker Park

An Advanced City

Enrique Peñalosa: an advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport.

A plan and not enough time

To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.—Leonard Bernstein, quoted in chapt. 5 of The Nation City by Rahm Emanuel

“America’s urban rebirth is missing a key element: births”

Derek Thompson for The Atlantic: In high-density cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., no group is growing faster than rich college-educated whites without children, according to Census analysis by the economist Jed Kolko. By contrast, families with children older than 6 are in outright decline in these

“The soul that does not eat pepper is a dead soul”

Source » Yewande Komolafe for the NYT: There is a saying in Yoruba, one of the languages spoken by the people of southwestern Nigeria, that translates as “The soul that does not eat pepper is a dead soul.” The saying refers not to just one single element, but to the variety
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