“Iraq hasn’t even begun”: Writing in the LA Times, Timothy Garton Ash, a professor of European studies at Oxford University, examines the long-term consequences of the debacle in Iraq, and concludes, “Looking back over a quarter of a century of chronicling current affairs, I cannot recall a more comprehensive and avoidable man-made disaster.” Digby on [...]
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July 23rd, 2007 · No Comments · Apple, Blogs, Chicago, Climate Change, Comics, Culture, Design, Essays, Foreign Policy, Health, HIV/AIDS, Illinois, LGBT, Music, Nature, New Wave, News, Politics, Roundup, Science, Tech, Travel
July 9th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Culture, Design, Lit, Typography
NZBC linked to a recent Slate piece in which a gaggle of writers discuss their favorite fonts to work in. I’m a heavy Times user myself, mainly because it’s the only font that doesn’t distract me while I’m working in it â€” to me it just looks plain and neutral without being hard to read. [...]
May 13th, 2007 · No Comments · Culture, Design, Film, Internet, News, Software, Tech, Typography, Video
Via an email from my friend Jorjet, I see that Helvetica is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. Helvetica comes from Switzerland, which is fitting considering its essentially neutral personality. We should all be so functional and wildly popular as Helvetica at our half-century mark. Of course, Helvetica has its detractors as well: “When people [...]