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Letter from COP21, Part 2

December 14, 2015 | by

All photos © Sara Fox

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Day 6

Negotiators submitted a historic draft agreement today: mostly brackets and multiple choice options, but progress is more important than details right now. It is a starting point that will be handed to environmental and foreign ministers on Monday. Then the real grind begins.

The UN is calling today an official Day of Action, which is ironic—most of the official “actions” in Paris have been canceled, and the high-level ones at Le Bourget are off-limits to the public. Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein are staging a public trial for Exxon in Montreuil. Exxon was recently outed for having covered up, since 1978, the knowledge that its products were warming the planet. The dramatic reenactment includes the NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen and Peter Sarsgaard. Read More »

The Mall Is Dead, Long Live the Mall, and Other News

April 4, 2014 | by

abandoned mall

Photo: Facebook, UrbanExplorationUS, via architecturalafterlife.com

 

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Indian Comics, Professor Nabokov, and Other News

March 25, 2013 | by

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  • You must begin your week by looking at this list of head-scratching moments from Indian comics. 
  • “Facing him on the stage was his white-haired wife Vera, whom he identified only as ‘my course assistant.’” In Professor Nabokov’s classroom.
  • In light of the matter of Wikipedia plagiarism, Jane Goodall’s book has been postponed.
  • The very first ad for Winnie the Pooh
  • Remembering the Warner Sisters, “America’s answer to the Brontës.”  

 

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