LA's homeless housing experiment is paying off, report finds
01:00 Become a KPCC Sponsor MORE FROM THIS CATEGORY Health LA's homeless housing experiment is paying off, report finds December 5, 2017 Hygiene facility…
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Postmortem: Every Frame a Painting – Tony Zhou – Medium
Every Frame a Painting is officially dead. Nothing sinister; we just decided to end it, rather than keep on making stuff. The existing videos will, of course,…
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11 days ago
Perspective | I’m a Depression historian. The GOP tax bill is straight out of 1929.
People gather on the subtreasury building steps across from the New York Stock Exchange in New York on “Black Thursday,” Oct. 24, 1929. The Great Depression…
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12 days ago
New York City Has Genetically Distinct ‘Uptown’ and ‘Downtown’ Rats
New York City is a place where rats climb out of toilets , bite babies in their cribs , crawl on sleeping commuters , take over a Taco Bell restaurant , and…
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Twitter
I have 28 browser tabs open on my phone right now, this GIF is one of them:
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22 days ago
How an unpaid UK researcher saved the Japanese seaweed industry
Enlarge / A nori farm off the coast of Japan. H. Grobe The tasty Japanese seaweed nori is ubiquitous today, but that wasn't always true. Nori was once called…
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22 days ago
Shizukana Ryu*
Watching sunrise over Honshu from where the Japan Sea feeds into the Tsugaru Strait was a surreal experience. My friends Steve Walker and Cameron Bellamy had…
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23 days ago
A mesmerizing animation of the repeating elements of a medieval cathedral
I barely know how to describe this so maybe you should just watch it. Animator Ismael Sanz-Pena took a single image of a medieval cathedral and used the…
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27 days ago
Ignored By Big Telecom, Detroit's Marginalized Communities Are Building Their Own Internet
Being stuck without access to the internet is often thought of as a problem only for rural America. But even in some of America’s biggest cities, a significant…
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27 days ago
On This Tropical Island, You can Cuddle With Puppies All Day on the Beach for Free
Imagine you're lounging on an idyllic white sand beach in the Caribbean, wading through the turquoise water, sipping a rum and coke as you work on perfecting…
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29 days ago
Instagram is loving nature to death
There’s a small bend on the Colorado River in northern Arizona that's struggling from its new celebrity status. Horseshoe Bend is just seven miles upstream from…
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4 weeks ago
Against Productivity – The Message – Medium
This Essay Took Four Years to Write Our house in Old San Juan Four years ago I temporarily moved to Puerto Rico. I went to PR to seek the New American Dream, a…
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So … When Are We All Going to Apologize to Megan Fox for What We Let Hollywood Do to Her?
In a recent interview with Prestige Hong Kong, Megan Fox made comments about the way women are undervalued in film. She was incredibly on point, and I couldn’t…
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McMansion, USA
I often tell interviewers who ask me to define the term “McMansion” that McMansions are like obscenity: you know it when you see it. Like beauty (and…
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Interview With Marge Doyle (CA-08)
On November 3rd, I spoke with Marge Doyle, who is running for Congress in California’s eighth district . A transcript of our conversation is below. If after…
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Critical Perspectives on Waluigi
Advertisements Nintendo have declared 2013 to be the year of Luigi – “Super” Mario’s taller, greener brother. What better time then to take a critical gaze at…
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Hidden San Francisco Gems Best Experienced by Bike – The Bold Italic
Get on a bike and off the beaten path Photo via Prayitno / Flickr S an Francisco is filled with fun, intriguing and inspiring sights. Some are best explored on…
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Attila Mányoki Is Knocking At The Oceans Seven Door
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Attila Mányoki of Hungary is knocking at the door of the Oceans Seven with his latest channel crossing of…
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Feedback Guide
Here are some attributes of giving feedback in a highly constructive way that we have learned and used over the years. Timely Ideally feedback, positive or…
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In Defense of Papyrus: Your Guide for When to Use Despised Fonts
“SNL” mocked it, but like all hated fonts, it has its place in the design fabric of the universe. Comic Sans in the wild. Image courtesy of aimee rivers /…
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6 weeks ago
Mission Burritos Are Great, but I Prefer the LA Burrito
Before you start screaming, hear me out Illustration by Kelly O’Grady I pride myself on being the kind of person who loves San Francisco and Los Angeles. I’ve…
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Thank You for Your Undivided Attention – The Bold Italic
Illustration courtesy of Irina Blok T ime to wake up. Your smartphone sits three inches away from your head at bedtime. Last night you had a night terror about…
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Landlords and Heirs: Why Prop 13 isn’t just unfair, it’s un-American
Last year I wrote about ballot props . This year, I’m taking a closer look at Prop 13 (here are two primers ), the original sin underlying so many of…
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6 weeks ago
Strait of Gibraltar
Had some time to write up a summary of the swim! Now to nap probably.
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6 weeks ago
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Got my Gibraltar swim date! 🇲🇦🏊🏼🇪🇸Jump tomorrow around 8:15am CET (12:15am PDT, 3:15 EDT). Tracker link should work:
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Q&A with Author of “Unique Eats & Eateries of San Francisco,” Kimberley Lovato
“Every place has a story” L ocals and visitors alike recognize San Francisco as a food mecca. Here you can find delicious examples of nearly every type of…
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How Men Elevate, and Women Ruin, the Foods They Love
Why do we get so collectively annoyed by food and drink trends that we associate with women? Because it’s an ugly double standard. Rosé, in case you hadn’t…
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6 weeks ago
Town in Iceland Paints 3D Zebra Crosswalk To Slow Down Speeding Cars
In the small fishing town of Ísafjörður, Iceland, an exciting development in road safety has just popped up – almost literally. A new pedestrian crossing has…
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7 weeks ago
This little light
Sometimes when I think about money, and not having enough of it, I daydream what it would be like to win the lottery. Then I snap out of it, because as a white,…
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7 weeks ago
Fall 2017
Now, off to Spain! Got my Travel blog set up at
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The Architect of Hollywood - 99% Invisible
Los Angeles is rich with architectural diversity. On the same block, you could find a retro-futuristic Googie diner next to a Spanish-style mansion, sitting…
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8 weeks ago
Goodbye Uncanny Valley from Alan Warburton on Vimeo
Did you know? You can upload videos to Vimeo directly from Dropbox ! Drop it like there’s a box underneath it. TM + © 2017 Vimeo, Inc. All rights reserved.…
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Prankster Tricks Tech Incubator into Supporting Homeless People - Broke-Ass Stuart's Goddamn Website
If you’re a regular reader of Street Sheet by Coalition on Homelessness , you might be surprised to hear that the paper’s recent upgrades — full color front…
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8 weeks ago
Unveiling Cal Poly's classism problem - Mustang News
Chase Dean is a political science senior and Mustang News columnist. The views expressed in this column do not reflect the viewpoints and editorial coverage of…
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8 weeks ago
Twitter
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My year at is almost up, but working full-time on the open source has been grea…
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8 weeks ago
The White Lies of Craft Culture - Eater
Last fall, the chef Sean Brock and brewmaster Ryan Coker of Revelry Brewing unveiled a collaboration called Amber Waves , a malt liquor made with locally…
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8 weeks ago
We Don't Do That Here
We Don't Do That Here I have a handful of “magic” phrases that have made my professional career easier. Things like “you are not your code” and my preferred way…
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9 weeks ago
Judge blasts Waymo v. Uber lawyers, delays trial until December
Enlarge / Uber CEO Travis Kalanick delivering a speech last year in Beijing. Kalanick is likely to be on the stand if Waymo v. Uber goes to trial. Wang…
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10 weeks ago
Saving the World From the Code Apocalypse
T here were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service. People who called for help got a…
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10 weeks ago
Homeward Bound
I. The Truth About Elite Women Half the wealthiest, most-privileged, best-educated females in the country stay home with their babies rather than work in the…
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11 weeks ago
Swim for the Potomac
Took a fun lil dip in the National Harbor this morning!
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11 weeks ago
Pennies – adam miguel – Medium
Most people probably don’t think much about pennies on any given day. A single penny is practically useless, and if you’re like me you probably hate carrying…
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september 2017
Gabrielle Deydier: what it’s like to be fat in France
‘I no longer want to apologise for existing’: Gabrielle Deydier wears a jumpsuit by Asos Curve and earrings by Wolf & Moon. Stylist Hope Lawrie; hair Massanori…
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september 2017
The Question of Cultural Appropriation | Current Affairs
T he trouble with Elvis’s version of “Hound Dog” is not that it is bad. It’s that it doesn’t make any goddamn sense. Big Mama Thornton’s original 1952 version…
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september 2017
American Niceness, Our Cheery National Façade
In “American Niceness: A Cultural History,” Carrie Tirado Bramen explores America’s willful innocence—a national ethos that refuses to acknowledge our own…
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september 2017
Your Phone Was Made By Slaves: A Primer on the Secret Economy
This story was funded by Longreads Members Join and help support great storytelling Kevin Bales | Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to…
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september 2017
The Incarcerated Women Who Fight California’s Wildfires
S hawna Lynn Jones climbed from the back of a red truck with ‘‘L.A. County Fire’’ printed on its side. Ten more women piled out after her, at a spot on the…
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september 2017
LRB · John Lanchester · You Are the Product: It Zucks!
The Attention Merchants: From the Daily Newspaper to Social Media, How Our Time and Attention Is Harvested and Sold by Tim Wu Atlantic, 416 pp, £20.00, January,…
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september 2017
Giving up alcohol opened my eyes to the infuriating truth about why women drink
I’m newly sober and dog-paddling through the booze all around me. It’s summer, and Whole Foods has planted rosé throughout the store. Rosé is great with fish!…
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august 2017
Would You Like to Sit on My Bed with Me and Check Twitter?
Photograph by Chris Rout / Alamy I had such a nice time with you last night. That Vietnamese place hitthe spot, and I loved how we had so much to talk about.…
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august 2017
The Premium Mediocre Life of Maya Millennial
A few months ago, while dining at Veggie Grill (one of the new breed of Chipotle-class fast-casual restaurants), a phrase popped unbidden into my head: premium…
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august 2017
How Driscoll’s Reinvented the Strawberry
Driscoll’s relentless focus on breeding has helped shape the supermarket strawberry. Illustration by Jack Sachs One foggy May morning, the Joy Makers, a team of…
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august 2017
Opinion | The 10 Best Places to Swim in the World, According to Me
A diver at the 40 Foot in Sandycove, south of central Dublin. Chris Bacon/Press Association, via Getty Images This summer I went swimming, this summer I might…
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august 2017
Men Are Better At Maps Until Women Take This Course - Issue 32: Space - Nautilus
S heryl Sorby, a professor of engineering education at Ohio State University, was used to getting A’s. For as long as she could remember, she found academics a…
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august 2017
White Supremacy Is Bad for the Jews. Let’s Be Bad for White Supremacy.
Photo credit: Andy Campbell. Charlottesville, VA. August 12, 2017. “…but is it good for the Jews?” Practically a punchline in my generation, but it was still a…
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august 2017
She’s 98. He’s 94. They Met at the Gym.
Alvin Mann and Gertrude Mokotoff exchanged vows on Aug. 5 before 50 family members and friends at Middletown City Hall in Middletown, N.Y. Justin Gilliland/The…
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august 2017
And God Created Millennial Earth
THE BEGINNING (of the end) GENESI $ 1 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. #CreationGoals #EarthIsBae 2 Now the earth was formless and…
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august 2017
Buildings photographed to look like spaceships
For his series entitled Spaceships , photographer Lars Stieger took photos of architectural structures that look like futuristic spaceships. (via colossal )…
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august 2017
On/Off
With each beat of the metronome in this visually striking and inventive video of a skateboarder, the scene switches from day to night and back again. It’s not a…
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august 2017
'We Thought We Would Be Ruled By Robots' - The Atlantic
American crow populations are swelling in cities. Perhaps by better understanding them we can better understand ourselves. This post is part of CityLab’s Animal…
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august 2017
What’s In My Backyard?
Earlier this year, Massachusetts Democrats almost passed a party platform that included support for rent control, stronger tenant protections, inclusionary…
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august 2017
Policing people’s grammar online is never really about grammar
When I think about good manners, I go straight to my favorite scene in the 2001 Anne Hathaway movie The Princess Diaries . When Hathaway accidentally takes a…
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august 2017
San Francisco’s Monument to A Racist Past Hides In Plain Sight
Justin Herman Plaza badly needs to be renamed. “There is no moral difference between the facts of life in Birmingham and the facts of life in San Francisco.”…
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august 2017
“How to write about the entire world from scratch”: Britta Gustafson – Wikimedia Blog
Photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen, CC BY-SA 4.0 . Many pioneering Wikipedians share the thought that, in its early days, way back in 2001, Wikipedia was a crazy idea.…
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august 2017
Fran Lebowitz on Race and Racism
Photographed by Brigitte Lacombe for the December 2010 issue. Do you think the proper way to talk about race now is to talk about multiculturalism? I came from…
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august 2017
Surly Urbanism: Jamaal Green on building a pro-housing political alliance
“You’ve got to be willing to do some horse trading.” by Michael Andersen | July 26, 2017 Maybe being a self-consciously temporary Portlander is what helps…
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august 2017
Choose Love Over Fear: How We Grew to $4M in Under 1 Year
The Flex Company team: Felipe, Kim, Andrew, Rula, Winnie, Sarah, Kasey, Erika, Panpan and me We started shipping our product in October 2016 with four…
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august 2017
Wouldn’t it be glorious if this fantasy San Francisco BART map were real?
Editor's Note: This post was originally published in June 2015 and has been updated with the most recent information . The phantom of the westerly BART line…
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august 2017
Facebook’s Complicity in the Silencing of Black Women
Let me tell you a little story about something I like to call #crackerbarrelgate. I’m on a road trip with my kids across the western half of this country.…
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august 2017
I left New York City so I could feel hotter
For Zoë Barry, feeling attractive in New York was an impossible feat. The 32-year-old, who grew up in Stuy Town and attended an all-girls private school, says…
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july 2017
A visual explanation of quantum mechanics
From the ViaScience YouTube channel comes this 31-part video explainer of quantum mechanics . As the introduction video notes, there is a fair bit of math in…
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july 2017
Time and Place: ‘Zodiac’ and the Digital Cityscape
H. Perry Horton July 25, 2017 Movies Share The movie magic behind David Fincher’s re-creation of 1970s San Francisco. I f I asked you to name the David Fincher…
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july 2017
Excommunicate Me from the Church of Social Justice
Feature image via Shutterstock There is a particularly aggressive strand of social justice activism weaving in and out of my Seattle community that has troubled…
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july 2017
The Selfie Monkey Goes to the Ninth Circuit
A selfie-taking monkey went to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, to fight for his right to own copyrights. Or rather, People for the Ethical…
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july 2017
Why Can't 'Free Speech' Advocates Ever Defend Adjunct Professors and People of Color?
(Photo: YouTube) Lisa Durden used to be an adjunct professor at Essex County College in New Jersey. In early June, she appeared on Tucker Carlson show on Fox…
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june 2017
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