World's Fair

Archives for August, 2009

Pt. 1 | Pt. 2 | Pt. 3 — Part 3 with Julie Sze, discussing her book Noxious New York, follows below. All entries in the author-meets-blogger series can be found here.

Part 1 | Pt. 2 (below) | Pt. 3 — Part 2 with Julie Sze, discussing her book Noxious New York, follows below. All entries in the author-meets-blogger series can be found here.

Part 1 (below) | Pt. 2 | Pt. 3 — The World’s Fair is pleased to offer the following discussion about Noxious New York: The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice (MIT Press, 2007), with its author Julie Sze. Sze is an associate professor of American Studies at the University of California at…

Old school The Onion re-posted below, from 2002: “Guns Are Only Deadly If Used For Their Intended Purpose” By Ted Farner President, Brothers In Arms U.S.A. June 12, 2002 | Issue 38•22 “As the president of Brothers In Arms U.S.A., the nation’s third-largest gun-rights organization, I’ve heard all the arguments made by the anti-gun propagandists.…

Seed/Scienceblog alum Katherine Sharpe (she of austere head office fame), recently conducted a fascinating experiment in deprivation. There’s Lent, of course, the standard bearer of voluntary deprivation. And there are those who give up caffeine, or television, or the internet, or long lists, or sarcasm for some time. But this is the first I’ve seen…

On we go, with the third entry in “Days at the Museum” over at McSweeney’s, titled “Mind the Gap.” It ran yesterday. It’s theme? Beyond relating to a subway conversation, I’d summarize it as being about the gap between what I expected here and what I’m finding. This is part three of “Days at the…