Posts filed under “Big Ideas”
From The Economist’s “Mapping the invisible scourge“: Berkeley Earth’s scientific director, Richard Muller, says breathing Beijing’s air is the equivalent of smoking almost 40 cigarettes a day and calculates that air pollution causes 1.6m deaths a year in China, or 17% of the total. Um, holy crap.
The joking/not joking tone of this post really gets me. From Rob Rhinehart’s How I Gave Up Alternating Current: With no fridge, no dishes, no microwave, no oven, no range, no dishwasher, no utensils, no pests, no cleaning products nor dirty rags, my life is considerably simpler, lighter and cleaner than before. I think it was […]
Stefanie Cohen, writing about Robert Askins (playwright, Broadway’s “Hand to God“) for the Wall Street Journal1: Mr. Askins wrote “Hand to God” five years ago and it was staged in 2011 at the off-off Broadway Ensemble Studio Theater. The show was critically praised, and producer Kevin McCollum, (“Avenue Q,” “Motown” “Rent,” “In the Heights”) who […]
David E. Sanger and Nicole Perlroth, for the New York Times: President Obama’s newly installed defense secretary, Ashton B. Carter, toured Silicon Valley last week to announce a new military strategy for computer conflict, starting the latest Pentagon effort to invest in promising start-ups and to meet with engineers whose talent he declared the Pentagon […]
Pssst. I moved! *deep breath* This is my last post on this blog. From now on, I’ll be spending my time on my new website: NoviceNoLonger.com. *exhale* Phew! It’s so nice to finally tell you what I’ve been working on! I didn’t just create a new website. I also wrote a book called 8 Things to […]
Colin Lee for Medium: I have learned that people decide what they think based upon narratives. A good story always has better results than merely listing out facts. Every good narrative has both characters and a plot. Edward Snowden has been releasing shreds of a story without characters while his opponents have created a complete […]