Two decades after Nevada’s founders proclaimed unswerving obedience to federal authority, Cliven Bundy’s family first settled the land where he and his supporters now make their heavily armed stand against federal power.

I’ve always found the people who deny federal authority to be interesting from a legal point of view; the Atlantic does a little historical backgrounding on The Irony of Cliven Bundy’s Unconstitutional Stand.

Date posted: April 15, 2014 | Filed under politics, shortlinks | No Comments »

I never would have put the two together, but Joan Jett sounds incredible playing with Nirvana.

Date posted: April 11, 2014 | Filed under music, shortlinks | No Comments »

Though Hoefler and Frere-Jones were renowned among font enthusiasts, their popular name recognition was limited. Their abrupt, confusing split has drawn a surge of attention that has surprised their peers.

Inside the Design World’s $20 Million Divorce, from Businessweek.

Date posted: April 11, 2014 | Filed under art/design, shortlinks | No Comments »

This is awesome: an Australian couple bought an abandoned French chateau and they’re restoring it. Of course, because this is 2014, they’ve got a weblog with a ton of incredible images at Chateau Gudanes.

Date posted: March 30, 2014 | Filed under shortlinks | No Comments »

Look! We made Thompson Reuters!

Date posted: March 30, 2014 | Filed under shortlinks, WRI | No Comments »

Milton Glaser Critiques Modern Beer Art. I agree with his appraisal of Flying Dog and I was happy to see he wasn’t offended by Shiner’s label. I totally agree with his opinion of Dogfish Head; I’ve never been impressed by any of their labeling. It always looks poorly printed and dirty.

Date posted: March 28, 2014 | Filed under shortlinks | No Comments »

I’ve spent the better part of the last three months working on an infographic based on a report about the carbon budget and global warming. We just published Visualizing the Global Carbon Budget today, and hopefully we’ll get some good press and traffic to the site.

Date posted: March 25, 2014 | Filed under shortlinks, WRI | No Comments »

I tried to log in and watch the finale of True Detective last night, and my experience was what they described here: a spinning beach ball. Thanks for nothing, HBO.

Date posted: March 10, 2014 | Filed under entertainment, shortlinks | No Comments »

One author’s take on living in Baltimore, with added commentary and response from a host of contributors.

I’m tired of hearing about incompetent city leaders who are more fixated on hosting the Grand Prix than dealing with thousands of vacant buildings that create massive slums, and rampant crime.

Date posted: March 5, 2014 | Filed under Baltimore, shortlinks | No Comments »

I am really liking Beck’s Morning Phase. It’s not Sea Change, but there’s a clear progression from the first album to the second.

Date posted: March 3, 2014 | Filed under music, shortlinks | No Comments »