commented on Russia's Next Headache
That being said, moving the World Cup seems like it would be a very positive statement -- I would not want to make perfect the enemy of the good here. Of course when people take such highly bigoted and irrational positions as "people should not be allowed to mention gays in front of children" or "sports culture is rape culture," then there is much work to be done.
commented on Shut Down! Ambassel Ethiopian Restaurant
I enjoyed the food at Ambassell, but since I haven't been there since 2012, I think I'm safe from the outbreak. But it is their web site site that is most remarkable. It looks like it was constructed in 1996 from a template designed by Homestar Runner. It is not to be missed.
May 2, 2012
commented on The Secret History of Barboza
Wow, great story, thanks. One question: Tax records indicate that this building was constructed in 1916. Was a panic from 1896 really a factor in labor choices 19 or 20 years later?