Choke Point Penn
Andrew Grossman | WSJ | 4 January 2011
A day with Kevin O'Connor, the man responsible for making New Jersey
Transit's trains run on time, in and out of New York's Penn Station. "You
play the hand that's been dealt you. Unfortunately, sometimes the hand
Is Ballet Dying?
Alastair Macaulay | NYT | 4 January 2011
Sceptical, waspish, expert review of "Apollo’s Angels", by Jennifer Holman,
which contends that ballet is dying. On the contrary, it's reviving, says
Macaulay. It hit bottom in 1990s with deaths of Balanchine and Ashton
Our Fingers, And What We Do With Them
Ferdinand Mount | TLS | 5 January 2011
Miniature masterpiece. Carping review of "The Finger", by Angus Trumble.
Every sentence a gem. Who knew Roman merchants could count up to a million
on their fingers? Or that Queen Mary used to buy her nail polish at
Natasha Vargas-Cooper | Atlantic | 5 January 2011
Post-internet, customers don't have to shuffle into a sleazy cinema or
sex-shop to get pornography. What do we learn about revealed preferences?
Turns out, society has hard-core tastes. Demand skews way beyond naughty
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Simon Garfield, the author of _Just My Type_, talks about the fonts we love
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Signs: Lettering in the Environment
-by Phil Baines and Catherine Dixon - It’s a large format book and it’s
written by two people who work at Central Saint Martins College of Art and
Design. It’s predominantly photographs with brief captions and it just shows
you how type is used on signs throughout the world: road signs, engravings
on big important buildings in Rome, signs on departure boards.
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