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8 Posts


Remainders: From Maslow to Marshmallows
June 03, 2018
A roundup of internet ephemera and interesting tidbits including the truth about Maslow's pyramid, a fascinating interview with Malcolm Gladwell, and a Tesla software update that improved stopping significantly.
Remainders: From Kanye to El Paquete
May 11, 2018
A collection of various interesting reads and updates from the author's recent activities.
Remainders: From the aesthetic of Kubrick to the advocacy of Heston
April 27, 2018
A collection of interesting links and stories including a New York Times Magazine piece on America's black mothers and babies, a critique of AI, and a story on a bot Instagram influencer.
Trolley Dodgers
January 05, 2016
The origin of the name 'Trolley Dodgers' for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
NYC Christmas Trees
December 03, 2012
The unpermitted tradition of selling Christmas trees in NYC.
Dropping the Vowel
November 20, 2011
The phenomenon of Italian words losing the last vowel in New York and beyond.
Extending the Grid
November 15, 2011
Extending the NYC street grid to the rest of the planet.
September 16, 2011
A reminder to join likemind in NYC for coffee.
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