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May 20, 2007

Long profile of Shigeru Ban in this week's New York Times Magazine

May 18, 2007

Crumpler's Beer for Bags promo is on again
June 9 to 17, New York City.

Some Russian site put the entire text of Moneyball online

May 15, 2007

A prefab house built in 1951 by Jean Prouvé is on display in Long Island City ahead of its auction at Christie’s on June 5
More cool things I'm missing because I'm not in New York. Sigh.

Conan stares into your soul

NBA salary cap FAQ

May 13, 2007

One man’s search for the world’s first TV remote control
These early remotes were purely mechanical, with no batteries. When you pushed a button, a small hammer stuck an aluminum rod, triggering a sound above our hearing range that’s picked up by the TV.

May 12, 2007

Long profile of Banksy in the New Yorker

May 10, 2007

The Yankees use chains to prevent fans from moving during the singing of the national anthem and "God Bless America"
That's outrageous.

May 7, 2007

ABC has agreed to let the producers of Lost set an end date for the series—3 more shortened-seasons of 16 episodes each
So Lindelof and Cuse kind of got what they wanted: 48 more episodes after the end of the current season. But spreading the episodes out over 3 years with 8-month breaks in between the shortened seasons sounds like a terrible idea. I understand why ABC would want to do it this way, but I'm not convinced they wouldn't lose a lot of viewers.

NY Times on Murakami's new show at the Gagosian

May 5, 2007

Yahoo! is shutting down Yahoo! Photos and asking users to move instead to Flickr

May 3, 2007

The cities with the fastest pedestrian walking pace
I'm shocked that neither HK nor Tokyo is on the list. Singapore is number one, but I didn't think it had a specially quick pace when I was there recently. Singaporeans do love to jay-walk, though. Even across major busy thoroughfares.