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3 May 2010
by andrew


I don’t quite get this post by Atrios. He says he’s often skeptical of urban parks, which is understandable (depending on the park), but to judge by the link he provides, the places he’s talking about aren’t really parks. I’ve … Continue reading

1 February 2009
by andrew

сколько лет, сколько зим

I’m a huge fan of re-photography – the practice of re-staging old photographs as precisely as possible and then comparing the earlier and later. Third View, focusing on the American west, is a good example. But these shots of St. … Continue reading

13 January 2009
by andrew
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corruption update

A quick follow-up to the Baltimore post: the mayor has now been indicted too.

9 January 2009
by andrew
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Baltimore, apple core

I couldn’t help but think of the redevelopment and politics subplot in The Wire when I read this (via): A Baltimore grand jury indicted a city councilwoman and a developer with close ties to Mayor Sheila Dixon Wednesday on bribery … Continue reading

29 July 2008
by andrew


Capitalizing on Russia’s growing economy, Moscow is embracing cafe culture (weather permitting): When it comes to enjoying the outdoors, Russians have always been adept at taking what they can get: sunbathing standing up beside frozen rivers or growing a year’s … Continue reading

16 June 2008
by andrew
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history: older than it looks

If you’re reading this blog, you probably have already seen Rick Perlstein’s posts on Box 722. If you haven’t, they’re fascinating and you should go read them. I was struck by this statement in the second post: One thing to … Continue reading