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The Fight over San Francisco’s Public Spaces

newyorker.com — On most mornings in San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza, elderly Asian women practice tai chi under the pollarded sycamore trees. Last Thursday morning, this long-running scene was disrupted by protesters, who gathered on the steps of City Hall to speak out against the privatization of public parks.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @juliacarriew: "Dropbox, Airbnb, and the Fight Over San Francisco’s Public Spaces" - my piece at @NewYorker on the soccer bros! newyorker.com/tech/elements/…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @juliacarriew: "Dropbox, Airbnb, and the Fight Over San Francisco’s Public Spaces" - my piece at @NewYorker on the soccer bros! newyorker.com/tech/elements/…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @kateconger: .@juliacarriew captures SF now for the New Yorker: “Someone coming with a piece of paper who says you have to leave.” newyorker.com/tech/elements/…

Oct 23, 2014

Drop everything and peep @juliacarriew in the New Yorker talking about tech bros vs. the Bay Area's public spaces: newyorker.com/tech/elements/…

Oct 23, 2014

Interesting New Yorker piece on the fight over San Francisco’s public spaces newyorker.com/tech/elements/…

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Netflix, A Love Story

newyorker.com — We met online. The dating Web site I'd signed up for thought we would be a great match-"Friday Night Lights" was a "top pick," and we had a compatibility rating of five red stars. At first, I was just looking for a good time.
Oct 23, 2014

The true, raw story of one man's intense love affair with Friday Night Lights nyr.kr/10qKnXf | via @BenJurney

Oct 23, 2014

"As the days went on, my relationship with 'Friday Night Lights' evolved into something more serious." nyr.kr/1wrzA91 by @BenJurney

My Nature Documentary

newyorker.com — Show monkey in a tree. Narrator says, "The monkey, proud and smart, in his native habitat. But one thing he does not have . . ." Show a giraffe. ". . . is a long neck, like the giraffe. Which is why nature has allowed them to combine forces."
Oct 23, 2014

@hilella I like this one best: newyorker.com/magazine/2007/…. The re-reading of it has already vastly improved my day.

A Heartbreaking “Klinghoffer” at the Met

newyorker.com — "The Death of Klinghoffer," John Adams's perennially contentious opera about terrorism at sea, received its first Metropolitan Opera performance on October 20th, twenty-three years after its world première.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @MarkHarrisNYC: The great @alexrossmusic on "The Death of Klinghoffer" and a protest "that failed because it relied on falsehoods." newyorker.com/magazine/2014/…

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The Cartoon Lounge

newyorker.com — Welcome to The Cartoon Lounge!!!!! As you can see from those five exclamation points, I'm pretty excited about it. But you might be like, "What is he talking about?????" Just what follows: pretty much every week, there will be a video with me showing and telling about my favorite topic, New Yorker cartoons.
Oct 23, 2014

I read @NewYorker cartoons for the words. Here's @BobMankoff on cliches and "doodle-firsters" vs. "word-firsters": nyr.kr/1z17DZY

Oct 23, 2014

RT @NewYorker: Introducing a new video series, in which @BobMankoff discusses the magazine’s cartoons: nyr.kr/1nzsC27

Oct 22, 2014

"Welcome to The Cartoon Lounge!!!!!" Never thought the @NewYorker would stand for that many exclamation points newyorker.com/cartoons/bob-m…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @nxthompson: New launch! Hilarious video series in which Bob Mankoff explains New Yorker cartoons ow.ly/DbHMd

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Marissa Mayer’s Boring Plans for Yahoo

newyorker.com — In Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's " The Little Prince," the narrator begins his tale with a description of an unusual snake that he drew as a child: it was narrow at both ends and bulging in the middle, because it had swallowed an elephant. Grownups, tragically lacking in imagination, kept mistaking the misshapen snake for a hat.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @NewYorker: Marissa Mayer is a dynamic C.E.O. Why, then, are her plans for Yahoo so boring? @vauhinivara considers: nyr.kr/ZNVAjR

Oct 23, 2014

RT @NewYorker: Marissa Mayer is a dynamic C.E.O. Why, then, are her plans for Yahoo so boring? @vauhinivara considers: nyr.kr/ZNVAjR

Oct 23, 2014

RT @NewYorker: Marissa Mayer is a dynamic C.E.O. Why, then, are her plans for Yahoo so boring? @vauhinivara considers: nyr.kr/ZNVAjR

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