Tuesday, April 30
Monday, April 29
On another note... If you're wondering why the updates to the art galleries and OS Gathering pages have been so infrequent recently, it's because Rose and I are both totally preoccupied with my imminent completion of graduate school within the next few weeks. Bear with us, please...
Saturday, April 27
Friday, April 26
Thursday, April 25
I thought white people were starting to like cities again. Is Orange-County-hip representative of the suburban magnetism that could keep Generation Y from seeing any value in an urban life? Was the 1990s revival of urban living in cities all across the U.S. just a brief glimpse into what America could be like if we learned to live more densely and sustainably? Was the move back into cities just a Gen-X thing?
Wednesday, April 24
If we want to make this work it seems like school should be the last place TV is viewed on a common basis. Or is wasting millions of teenagers class time to peddle junk food and biased news a good idea? I dunno, seems as if school is sending contradicting messages.
Join the discussion on the TV Turnoff Message Board.
Sun, fresh air, and cotton candy...what's not to like? Also...
A parking solution for a pushy city. The business plan? "Hey, if it doesn't work, I can always go back to golfing, right?"
(Both articles from the NY Times; user name: opensewer; password: iswatching.)
Tuesday, April 23
Are parents just afraid of kids, their own and others?
Judith Levine talks about teenagers and sex and how it's another area where withholding information is not the best for the kids, and how the school and legal systems are often set-up to work against the teens.
Monday, April 22
Now, the “postcard from the future” is dying because of a lack of those glossy, forward-looking ads I hated. We all know it—the revolution has been over for some time. As technology becomes less wondrous and about as mainstream as a cul-de-sac, where is the space for a magazine called Wired? (NYT; login: opensewer; password: iswatching.)
Sunday, April 21
Friday, April 19
And speaking of protest, an Alternet author asks, Is Protest Music Dead?
Thursday, April 18
Wednesday, April 17
Tuesday, April 16
And we can't forget about this page either.
Monday, April 15
Sunday, April 14
"... We need to engage people abroad on why they feel uncomfortable when they encounter America in their own living rooms. Many people interpret America in terms of its most visible artifacts — the Golden Arches or Mickey Mouse. American cultural diplomacy could demystify these artifacts and engage in a dialogue on why they're so popular." (NY Times; user name: opensewer; password: iswatching.)
Saturday, April 13
Thursday, April 11
Wednesday, April 10
And who can forget my favorite, the Slow Food Movement?
Tuesday, April 9
Monday, April 8
As an alternative, Eat Wild offers information on the ecological, nutritional, farmer, and animal benefits of pasture-based farming, and a directory of suppliers offering grassfed meats and pastured products.
NYTimes username: opensewer, password: iswatching; with thanks to Nobody's Fool.