How do I get Wordpress to display everything in my website tagged “publications” AND “employability”? After looking for “WordPress multiple tags” allover the place I realized my novice self was not even searching for the right terms. What I should have been looking for is “Wordpress taxonomy intersections unions” (e.e.: always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question).
I was telling a friend this weekend that bike-sharing — a la bixi — is one of the fastest-growing forms of transportation in the world. But then I faltered: Really? I forgot where I got this little factoid. Good thing for me the lovely peeps at Station C posted the video up on their blog — pointing out that coworking is also part of this trend. So… I still don’t know if it’s true for real. (I want it to be!) but at least I know where my factoid came from.
All historical narratives are hypothetical to greater or lesser degrees, but what makes them plausible? By reducing the scale of observation, microhistorians argued that they are more likely to reveal the complicated function of individual relationships within each and every social setting and they stressed its difference from larger norms. Nearly all cases which microhistorians deal with have one thing in common; they all caught the attention of the authorities, thus establishing their archival existence. They illustrate the function of the formal institutions in power and how they handle people’s affairs.
Nathan Englander reads Isaac Bashevis Singer’s “Disguised” for The New Yorker’s monthly reading and conversation with Deborah Treisman. Englander’s voice couldn’t be more perfect.
I’m loving Orlando Figues’s A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891–1924. This summer, I read it to Liam at night before bed. How do I get my teenager to listen, you ask? Trust me: plenty of blood and guts in here to keep any 13-year-old happy. Then along comes an Economist story about Chinese workers — full of the same themes. Uncanny.
Think about it: Wouldn’t it be so nice if making music was something mostpeople did? Like writing and reading. Not something you consume. Not something veryspecial verytalented people make for you. Instead an everyday creative, collective act. A joyous togethering, washing away for a moment pain and discord. I would like that so much.