The great debates of our time.
Herbalist and forager Greg Monzel takes us through the all-you-can-pluck buffet - from purslane to plaintains, dandelions to violets - that is downtown Indianapolis.
It’s my first NUVO article, and you can read it if you want.
I used to put up songs all the time. Here’s one, for old time’s sake.
INDIANAPOLIS 500, 1946, ca. 05/30/1946
From the Motion Picture Films file of the Ford Motor Company Collection, ca. 1903 - ca. 1954
Dormant from 1942-1945, May 30, 1946 saw the first running of the Indy 500 following World War II at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with Canadian driver George Robson finishing in first place.
(You can just make out the pace car, a Lincoln Continental, driven by Henry Ford II.)
One of the biggest reasons I was a Detroit Pistons fan as a kid (along with the facts that I spent 5 years or so living outside Detroit, and that my favorite player was Grant Hill, and that I was pretty sure he lived 8 minutes from my house) is that if, say, you’re brushing your teeth while wearing your favorite Grant Hill jersey and you steal a glance at yourself in the mirror, you get the greatest backwards sports team name of all: SNOTSIP.
Egypt, 1920s, in colour. Autochromes taken by Gervais Courtellemont and W. Robert Moore for National Geographic.
My buddies just moved away. They can listen to this song if they want, though.
-Paul Ryan, slipping up while announcing his new budget plan. Ryan meant to attack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which he proposes repealing.
Cherokee Parks: not ready for the Fun Police.
I think this is incredible.
Oh, my god…
Surely we can all hold hands and shimmy back and forth to this prettiest and most Sufjanly of all renditions of the Star-Spangled Banner. It’s what Uncle Sam would want us to do. (I know, I know, he wanted us for the U.S. Army, but that was 1917; who of us wasn’t on that bandwagon?)
As the remnants of Hurricane Sandy dissipate over northern Canada, the full scale of the damage left in her wake is becoming apparent. At least 56 people in the U.S. were killed and another 67 in the Caribbean. Cost estimates have ranged as high as $60 billion so far. More than 4 million people remain without power, as crews from across the country converge on the Northeast to restore electricity. Hard-hit sections of New York and New Jersey have begun cleanup, with some restoration of transit and services. The morning commute into Manhattan today was chaotic, as many New Yorkers attempted to return to work by car — many were turned back due to an order that inbound cars carry at least three people. Collected here are images of Sandy’s trail of destruction in New York and New Jersey. See also the earlier entry: Hurricane Sandy: After Landfall.
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