February 22, 2010
Guys, it’s no secret. I adore Paul Krugman. I have the biggest crush on him. Every time I’m on the fence or unclear about some major US issue (generally economic, of course), I then see that Paul Krugman has written his weekly NYTimes op-ed about it, and suddenly everything makes perfect sense to me. If I’d gone to Princeton (like one of our other esteemed Taste Testers), I would have sacrificed my beloved English degree for an Economics one just to spend more time with Mr. Krugman. I feel lost and forlorn when he takes a week off and doesn’t write his NYTimes op-ed (okay, I really just read Gail Collins’ twice).
Today, The New Yorker brought sunshine to my email inbox and my gray Parisian life when it made this week’s feature article all about Paul Krugman. I thought I could die happy. And then I read the article and discovered that someone else out there loves the articulate economist as much as I do, possibly even more. After all, he wrote a song about our hero, and I’m just writing a blog post… (video after the cut)
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August 21, 2008
And my love affair with the NYTimes.com continues…
Finally, someone is coming to their senses. Rejoice, women everywhere! All we have to able to do is walk at a steady pace on an increasing-incline treadmill for five and a half minutes and we’re fit! No, seriously. But, more importantly, the importance is being taken off weight as a measure of health, so, seriously, let’s rejoice.
August 19, 2008
I discovered this some time ago (thank you, NYTimes), but an article about it popped up in my local paper yesterday, and it occurred to me that if I haven’t already shared this with you guys, I absolutely have to now.
I suggest reading the NYTimes article first, as it gives some interesting background. After reading that and checking out the website, this might also be a useful link. And kind of amusing.
This is an awesome video/project. First of all, um, who doesn’t want to be this guy?! Because I know I do. I think he discovered how to do my dream job, dammit. Secondly, I’ve teared up every time I’ve watched these videos. I know, I know, I’m sentimental, but, seriously, it just puts everything that’s going on in the world into perspective. While the Olympics may be promoted as a symbol of international unity, people are still competing. Matt’s videos show rather how very much the same we all are, how something so simple as dancing and being silly can bring people together, because it is something with which we can all identify.
Plus, it’s just pretty funny to watch a pudgy white guy do the awkward white boy dance.
August 15, 2008
What? You thought Willa was the only one here nerdy enough to blog about Living History? Oh dear friend, how wrong you were.
I managed to secure a copy of the Times on my Wednesday morning flight back to London (mostly because the flight was less than half-empty, meaning there weren’t enough business class people to snap up all the copies) and discovered this little gem in the Dining Out section.
That’s right, you can go watch men in breeches make whiskey the way they used to make it. 121 proof whiskey. In Virginia. Four miles from Mount Vernon. Whiskey and Washington. Does this sound like heaven to anyone else? Or is it just me?
August 8, 2008
Mark Bittman, The Minimalist, amuses me. As does his pink KitchenAid mixer. And these no-bake blueberry cheesecake bars look yummy. Mmmmm…Kaks like!