Month: January 2010

Good Ideas Gone Bad

This letter to the New York Times Ethicist column made me see red this morning: Our small nonprofit, the Opportunity Fund for Developing Countries, offers scholarships to African boys and girls who agree to keep up their grades, stay out…

So good.

I’ve just been listening to this over and over. It’s Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” as performed by YouTube user jacjacattack… on the harp. (via Anna.) Here’s a beatboxing and acapella version by VanJess24. Lyrics here. I just love stuff like…

Friday Fun-Reads

All things frivolous to make you happy this Friday: My current favorite interior design blog. I’m in the midst of re-doing my apartment, and Dept. of the Interior and my just-discovered Domino Magazine (RIP) pool on Flickr have been my…

Just Food

Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly by James E. McWilliams (Little, Brown) Say what you want about publishers, but they know how to sell a book. Let’s say a manuscript ended up…

Support GRITtv

Just wanted to spread the word for our friends at GRITtv. We’ve posted their segments on here a few times, including Jill’s appearances, and I think it’s important to keep supporting media as much as we can. Here’s the post…

Invisible Body

This is a guest-post by Eva Sweeney. “Nice shoes!” “Great smile!” “You have pretty eyes!” Those are the kinds of compliments I get on a regular basis and they are wonderful. However, people never comment on my body. You might…