Day: September 18, 2009

Women on the road

by Emily Sullivan Months ago I wrote a piece about hitchhiking for women. I mentioned that it is not as scary as everyone thinks, and that female hitchers have some pretty great advantages. This summer I put my money where…

If There Are Wedding Bells In Your Future

Please consider Iowa and national treasure Leslie Hall: In her own uniquely random manner of speaking, Hall calls the offering the “Gem Sweater Wedding of Grands,” a package she has posted on her Web site and tailored to members of…

The Unintentional Effects of Seemingly Mundane Public Policy

(x-posted at Social Science Lite) Tyler Cowen, Matt Yglesias, and Ryan Avent recently engaged in a fascinating back and forth discussion regarding the role of highways in the development of contemporary American suburbs. The precise causality—did highway construction cause suburbanization?—is,…

Just one word: “skank”

by Chloe Angyal If you’ve never seen an episode of the TV show Neighbours, I’m not at all surprised. As its spelling suggests, Neighbours is an Australian show that, as far as I know, is only popular, in Australia, New…