Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Just a Few for Sunday Morning

with 2 comments

* The 2013 Hugo award nominees have been announced.

Tar Sands Pipeline Ruptures, Spreading Oil Across Arkansas Town.

* Class-divided cities. The link is to Boston, but they’ve also done New YorkLos AngelesChicagoWashington, D.C.AtlantaMiamiDallasHouston, and Philadelphia. Would love to see Milwaukee.

Course Load: The Growing Burden of College Fees.

* In fact, Doctor Who is so British that Brits tend to disbelieve that it has become popular in the US. Their reaction at being told that one of their quirky national traditions attracts an audience unfamiliar with tea towels and gap years is a bit like an American being told that the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is being livestreamed unironically across France. Really? That’s what you’re watching? But only we watch that.

* Let the Rose Tyler speculation begin.

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  1. Richard Florida’s understanding of class is as nuanced as an undergrad in a sociology class.

    Alex Greenberg

    March 31, 2013 at 1:50 pm

  2. Adding to what Alex Greenberg said, the name “creative class”, applied as a tiers etat to the “service” and “working” classes, really sticks in my craw.

    Stephen Frug

    March 31, 2013 at 9:02 pm


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