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anthonybourdain:

You can say that we are deliberately tackling a tired and well worn format for the sheer challenge of seeing if we can make it interesting and possibly even useful. We are well aware that many of the meals and experiences on No Reservations are, frankly, impossible to duplicate. The upcoming last…

theeconomist:

Daily chart: HBO shows, 1997 - 2011. Betting on quality has made HBO a lot of money. But it now faces more intense and innovative competition. Our briefing asks if it’s time for another gamble.

theeconomist:

Daily chart: HBO shows, 1997 - 2011. Betting on quality has made HBO a lot of money. But it now faces more intense and innovative competition. Our briefing asks if it’s time for another gamble.

nypl:

Since it’s supposed to rain cats and dogs in New York this weekend thanks to Hurricane Irene, we thought we’d use this week’s Caturday to share this image of a man and his cat dealing with bad weather. The caricature was engraved sometime between 1818 and 1830, and is located in our Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs. While this is fun, New Yorkers should take the warnings about this hurricane seriously! Be careful, people! First read this NYPL blog post about hurricane preparedness, then check out some NYPL eBooks from the safety of your home (NYPL is closed today and tomorrow, remember). Then get lost in a book until you turn on the news and hear the storm is over!

nypl:

Since it’s supposed to rain cats and dogs in New York this weekend thanks to Hurricane Irene, we thought we’d use this week’s Caturday to share this image of a man and his cat dealing with bad weather. The caricature was engraved sometime between 1818 and 1830, and is located in our Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs. While this is fun, New Yorkers should take the warnings about this hurricane seriously! Be careful, people! First read this NYPL blog post about hurricane preparedness, then check out some NYPL eBooks from the safety of your home (NYPL is closed today and tomorrow, remember). Then get lost in a book until you turn on the news and hear the storm is over!

nprfreshair:

On today’s show: Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Above, their Tiny Desk Concert.

soundcloud:

SoundCloud Spotted is new weekly roundup of the most interesting uses of SoundCloud out on the interwebz. Here you can find all you’ll ever need to know about super cool apps, SoundCloud exclusives and new and exciting SoundClouders!


We launched Takes Questions a while back - our…

fromme-toyou:

So Tasty!
Molly, Kevin & I have been working long and hard at the studio to create food cinemagraphs for Gilt Taste! We are so thrilled with the outcome I had to share it with y’all!! 
Which is your favorite? I personally drool over the STEAK… slluurrppp!
Food styling by Molly Shuster / Cinemagraph co-creator Kevin Burg for Gilt Taste May 2011

fromme-toyou:

So Tasty!

Molly, Kevin & I have been working long and hard at the studio to create food cinemagraphs for Gilt Taste! We are so thrilled with the outcome I had to share it with y’all!! 

Which is your favorite? I personally drool over the STEAK… slluurrppp!

Food styling by Molly Shuster / Cinemagraph co-creator Kevin Burg for Gilt Taste May 2011

latimes:

Irene downs beloved 80-year-old tree in Brooklyn: One of the few American elms remaining in the city, the tree had weathered blizzards, winds, countless dogs, Dutch elm disease and perhaps that most menacing element of New York life — a residential building’s co-op board.
Photo: A famous elm uprooted by Irene lies across a street in Brooklyn. Credit: Tina Susman / Los Angeles Times

latimes:

Irene downs beloved 80-year-old tree in Brooklyn: One of the few American elms remaining in the city, the tree had weathered blizzards, winds, countless dogs, Dutch elm disease and perhaps that most menacing element of New York life — a residential building’s co-op board.

Photo: A famous elm uprooted by Irene lies across a street in Brooklyn. Credit: Tina Susman / Los Angeles Times

decodering:

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decodering:

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felixsalmon:

It seems to me there are three possibilities w/r/t that WSJ editorial:

  1. It was essentially dictated by Rupert Murdoch;
  2. It was written by Paul Gigot or someone else in an attempt to write what Rupert Murdoch would like to see;
  3. It’s a genuine statement of what the WSJ actually believes.

Genuine question, here: which of these three options would be the worst?