Monthly Archives: May 2012

Grumpy theater critic is grumpy

Times theater critic Ben Brantley would like to “make the case, officially and urgently, for the return of the sitting ovation”, and the Times lets him do it on the front page today (no kidding!).  Next up in this series, the … Continue reading

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Hail in April

I was about to bike to school on April 12 when this happened.  

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Coloring Sonobe origami, part 1: proper coloring

One thing that was on my mind while I was composing my Sonobe puzzlers [1, 2, 3] is the question of “properly coloring” a Sonobe construction: what does it mean, when is it possible, and in how many ways can … Continue reading

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Creamy corn chowder

Usually I like to follow a recipe from a source that I trust, but this one I sort of made up, inspired by something from Mark Bittman. Ingredients: 1 lb frozen corn 4 medium potatoes 1 carrot 2 medium onions … Continue reading

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Happy May Day!

A May Day present from Parliament to me: British Panel Finds Murdoch Unfit to Lead Media Empire

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