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This is the The Seattle

This is the The Seattle Times (not The Onion) reporting that votes are still being counted in the Seattle referendum for new public transportation: “monorail still up in air”.

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Depressing NYT article: “It is

Depressing NYT article: “It is commonly said at cocktail parties and on the street corners of New York that Los Angeles is an insipid backwater, a lukewarm bath…. For those who do not believe that Los Angeles is a tough town, consider the life of John Peterson, the one-legged star polisher of the Walk of Fame.”

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As this NYT article explains,

As this NYT article explains, I’m so excited to be spending time in Hollywood for Pixonics: “From showing up late to business meetings or not at all for social engagements, to not returning calls, Hollywood etiquette is all about reminding others that you are more important than they are. The practice of canceling a lunch or a dinner date when a better invitation comes along is so common it is known as B.B.D., for Bigger Better Dealing.”

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Great NYT special issue on

Great NYT special issue on New York, showing it at the canonical great city. Here’s Kurt Anderson (of Turn of the Century fame), on the dot com bust: “The dreamers and tinkerers of Silicon Valley were not innocents, but they were, at worst, Drs. Faustus willingly seduced by the slick Mephistophelean agents of New York’s blue-chip money culture.”

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Am I the only person

Am I the only person who finds anything Olympic-related to be sleep inducing? The US Olympic committee narrowed the 2012 choices to NY and SF. I do love a little neighborly city bashing, though: ‘When asked about New York’s rival, Mr. Bloomberg said, “San Francisco is a very nice small town.”‘

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The NYT reports on “A

The NYT reports on “A Washington Must: Embassies With lan“. I believe Rome was like this just before it fell to the barbarians.

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Brilliant Flash animations by Dan

Brilliant Flash animations by Dan Meth on the neighborhood life (and stereotypes) of New York and San Francisco. Don’t miss the New Yorker’s view on the rest of America and Upper East Side.

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There are mysterious labyrinths under

There are mysterious labyrinths under the streets of Moscow and reports of strange activities there.

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