9.29.2011

The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces: "This witty and original film is about the open spaces of cities and why some of them work for people while others don't. Beginning at New York's Seagram Plaza, one of the most used open areas in the city, the film proceeds to analyze why this space is so popular and how other urban oases, both in New York and elsewhere, measure up. Based on direct observation of what people actually do, the film presents a remarkably engaging and informative tour of the urban landscape and looks at how it can be made more hospitable to those who live in it."

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Thought Catalogue: Meet Your Perfect Match. This article was enough to push me into registering to be a bone marrow donor - so simple, and so potentially life-changing. Learn more here.

Companies Use Immigration Crackdown to Turn a Profit: "Still, Mr. Gibney and others say the pitfalls of outsourcing immigration enforcement have become evident in the past 15 years. 'When something goes wrong — a death, an escape — the government can blame it on a kind of market failure instead of an accountability failure,'. . . In the United States — with almost 400,000 annual detentions in 2010, up from 280,000 in 2005 — private companies now control nearly half of all detention beds, compared with only 8 percent in state and federal prisons, according to government figures."

My roomie's badass garden (at his parents house, a few blocks from our more humble abode) makes the local paper! Food and Family: 'Gardening is spiritual, physical, mental and emotional' for the Stout family

1 comment:

Anastasia said...

One of my very favorite quotes.