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Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Why the Tea Party Isn’t Going Anywhere – Theda Skocpol – The Atlantic Theda Skocpol on the Tea Party’s awful hold on US politics. QUOTE Here is the key point: Even though there is no one center of Tea Party authority—indeed, in some ways because there is no one organized center—the entire gaggle of grassroots […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Tall is Good: How a Lack of Building Up is Keeping Our Cities Down Some excellent points in this article (see quote extract), but also so many contradictions/ so much wrong. E.g., there’s a trickle-down supposition (if you build more housing stock, prices will fall): in desirable urban centers, however, that doesn’t seem to happen […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Author Charles Montgomery’s Happy City shows how urban planning can enhance health and spread joy | Georgia Straight Makes sense. QUOTE “What was surprising to us was that the building façades could have such a strong effect on happiness,” he says. “We were surprised to see that people were much happier on a jumbled-up old […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

What Your Street Grid Reveals About Your City – Sarah Goodyear – The Atlantic Cities This “street area calculator” could be really useful in determining context-specific redevelopment… QUOTE Price has created a “street area calculator,” that allows you to plug in a street width and block size. Using this tool, you can come up with […]

But grandma, what big teeth you have…

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

A post about big toothy smiles as the new normal in images of female models.

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

The Magic of Fabric: Future Beauty | North Shore Art Throb My review of the Peabody Essex Museum’s show, Future Beauty. QUOTE Currently on view at Salem’s Peabody Essex Museum is an exhibition that might just discombobulate you: Future Beauty; Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion. The show consists of almost one hundred garments, gorgeously displayed on a […]

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