December 31, 2006
December 29, 2006
December 28, 2006
After four years of renovations that closed two-thirds of the building, the Taipei museum housing the world’s most famous collection of Chinese art is reopening this winter and holding a three-month exhibition of its rarest works
I've only been there once. Looks like it's time to go for a visit.
December 27, 2006
Flickr set of Noah Kalina posing with a bunch of celebrities at a VH1 awards show earlier this month
The Washington Post interviews him about this project.
December 21, 2006
The new Saks Fifth Avenue identity as explained by its designer
The new identity kind of blows but it's always fun to see the thought process behind these things.
December 19, 2006
NYT has a short (and mostly useless) Travel section piece on what to eat in the three Chinatowns of New York
However, the article did manage to sneak in one great recommendation. They mention Gu-Shine/故鄉 (gùxiāng) in Flushing—the only place in all of NYC that serves good Taiwanese food.
December 18, 2006
December 15, 2006
December 14, 2006
Circumcision appears to reduce a man’s risk of contracting AIDS from heterosexual sex by half according to United States government health officials
Uncircumcised men are thought to be more susceptible because the underside of the foreskin is rich in a type of cell of the immune system which attaches easily to HIV. The foreskin also often suffers small tears during intercourse. While I still think
genital mutilation circumcision is barbaric, this does sound promising for dealing with the AIDS epidemic in Africa.
Futurama co-creator David X. Cohen talks about the upcoming season
Well, "upcoming" as in 2008... still a ways away.
December 12, 2006
Stephen Colbert's interview on the Charlie Rose Show last Friday
A refreshing look at Colbert not in character.
December 11, 2006
Kazakhstan is building a giant transparent tent designed by Norman Foster that will contain an indoor city
Project page on Foster + Partners official website.
December 10, 2006
December 8, 2006
Blank DVD media quality guide
I've been burned (no pun intended) by too many bad CD-Rs in the past that I don't trust anything valuable to be archived on CDs or DVDs. If you must archive on discs, buy the best media and burn at least two copies.