New York is great.

New York is great.

The story of the first Mexican Thanksgiving.

It made no sense that, of the two [San Francisco and New York], San Francisco had turned into the power city. But, then, much about the country’s new aspirational physics left me confused. I didn’t understand, for instance, why suddenly every business wanted to be a “startup.” I didn’t understand how people like Hwin appeared to float above the exigencies of career. Some people maintained that Washington was now in the Valley’s pocket; others said that the Valley didn’t care enough about Washington. Universities were trying to go viral. Hollywood was leaning on Netflix, and on the Ellison kids. Venture capitalism was the new capitalism (though the returns were lousy). Twitter and LinkedIn had changed people’s lives (but it was just a bubble). Everyone had a sense that Northern California was the source of these changes, yet few knew why. If I hoped to understand the first thing about American culture in this decade, I realized, I’d need to figure out exactly what was going on in San Francisco.

-Nathan Heller, “Bay Watched" for The New Yorker

The best paragraph I’ve read in quite some time.

NPR published a great graphic about who the federal government owes money to, but I think they made a few key errors. Above is what I believe to be the correct graph.

NPR published a great graphic about who the federal government owes money to, but I think they made a few key errors. Above is what I believe to be the correct graph.

Nobody sits baby in the corner.
NYC mayoral candidate Christine Quinn claimed Dirty Dancing was her favorite movie right before butchering its most famous line: 
kurtbraunohler:

Last night I got an unprompted text from a random number. I went with it.

Touché.

kurtbraunohler:

Last night I got an unprompted text from a random number. I went with it.

Touché.

Someone hacked my father’s email and sent me a message asking for money.  This is how I responded.

Someone hacked my father’s email and sent me a message asking for money.

This is how I responded.

Blurred Lines as The Cosby Show.

As if you needed another reason to like NPR.