Mary Roach: 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm | Video on TED.com
“Bonk” author Mary Roach delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax, ranging from the bizarre to the hilarious.
Cover Story: Finger Painting: The New Yorker Blog
“Jorge Colombo drew this week’s cover using Brushes, an application for the iPhone, while standing for an hour outside Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Times Square.
“I got a phone in the beginning of February, and I immediately got the program so I could entertain myself,” says Colombo, who first published his drawings in The New Yorker in 1994.”
Senate passes credit card reform: What’s in it for consumers
Looks like President Obama signed this bill today so it is law. Lots of protection for credit card using consumers here.
The banks, I’m sure, are pissed.
David Rose on Iraqi insurgents | vanityfair.com
“The so-called Sunni Awakening, in which American forces formed tactical alliances with local sheikhs, has been credited with dampening the insurgency in much of Iraq. But new evidence suggests that the Sunnis were offering the same deal as early as 2004—one that was eagerly embraced by commanders on the ground, but rejected out of hand at the highest levels of the Bush administration.”
Rebuilding America’s Neighborhoods
Today’s obsession with urban planning continues. In this article, a good argument is made for turning to our immigrant communities to help revitalize fallen neighborhoods.
V – Upfront Trailer
Boy do I have guarded but high hopes for this. I loved the mini-series/series in the 1980’s
Life Without Cars – The Ornery American
There are so many excellent points made here. It also makes me reflect on how lucky I am to live where I do, We have a great co-op grocery, bread store, wine shop, restaurants and retail all withing easy walking distance. Even the big box stores are a less than 5 minute drive away.
Please be sure to read the followup, Walking Neighborhoods, as well.