Find the Apartment of Your Dreams! -
Juliet Lapidos imagines ways to bring down the price on the apartment of your dreams: http://nyr.kr/1akPDeW
“This one’s really something special, but it requires at least three weeks advance notice. (Remember: Rome wasn’t destroyed in a day.) After sending out a ‘cleanup crew,’ we plant…
Looks like I’ve got at least a few months to procure some toxic sludge. Now accepting donations.
The fable-riffic lesson here: Don’t be afraid to mesh your ideas with those of others.
(via A Mother Lets Her 4-Year-Old Finish Her Drawings. She Never Thought It Would Lead To This.)
This is probably the best “pie chart” I’ve seen. (via Foodbeast)
America’s Most Popular Boys’ Names Since 1960, in 1 GIF
Do you ever have a moment when you look at an ordinary word and realize how weird it might seem to someone who speaks another language? That happens to me every so often. The name “Michael” started looking really odd to me after I saw it capitalized and posted on a map in just about every state. I do like the idea of a .GIF to show a change in a static graphic or chart over time.
Nearly died laughing at this. (via Lunchbox Dad)
ONA 2013 (the big annual conference of journalistic things hosted by the Online News Association) will be at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta this year. That hotel, for those not familiar, is the center of all the action at Dragon Con, which is a huge alternate costumed universe that swallows up the entire downtown area during Labor Day weekend each year. I will be sad to be strolling the halls of the Marriott and not seeing any Steampunk Darth Vaders wandering around. In the event that cosplay were not to be frowned upon, Clark Kent would be a reasonable workaround. But for those with more edge, there’s always Gonzo journalism.
(via Freaking News)
Why Haven't Humanities Ph.D. Programs Collapsed?: 21 Answers From Readers -
Is it love of learning? Are schools just desperate for cheap labor? Or maybe the years of low pay and long hours are still a good deal, compared to the other options out there. Our readers weigh in.
Oh, the humanity.
Lisa Frank is basically childhood on acid, in a good way. I grew up just down the lane (well, Interstate 10) from the HQ, so we had Lisa Frank stores in the mall and she was kind of a local hero. But of course she belongs to everyone. She sort of did an on-camera interview that is noted here, but she is a shadowy talking figure like in those TV crime documentaries. What’s she hidin’ in that rainbow panda bear, and why is he so happy, anywho? (Also, I think “Lisa Frank binder” needs to be an improv suggestion, stat.)
(via Lisa Frank video: Pop culture artist is interviewed in new short movie. (VIDEO))