From the Dry Heat blog:
The criteria for judging a city’s value should include the number of songs written about it. Sure, real estate, job market and schools are important metrics of a city’s worth, but a city without a song is a city I don’t want to live in. If a city can’t inspire enough passion in someone to write a song about it (good or bad), then what is the quality of life like in that city?
Vegas has hundreds of songs written about it. It seems everybody has a Vegas tale to tell.There are tales of lament and tales of triumph, but when the jukebox stops, one thing is clear: Vegas is in the eye of the beholder.
From Visualizing Economics (which has the high rez version of the map)
Another income map, this time plotting the % of people living in poverty based on the 2000 Census.
- In Oxford, Ohio, it’s illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man’s picture.
- In Michigan, a woman isn’t allowed to cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.
- An excerpt from brilliant Kentucky state legislation. “No female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway within this state unless she be escorted by at least two officers or unless she be armed with a club”.
A Flickr Pool.
“First they cameâ€¦” is a poem attributed to Pastor Martin NiemÃ¶ller (1892â€“1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group.
On October 17, 2005, the 40 greatest magazine covers of the last 40 years were unveiled at the 2005 American Magazine Conference (AMC) in Puerto Rico, by Mark Whitaker, Editor of Newsweek and President of American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME), and AMC Chairman Evan Smith, Editor of Texas Monthly. Read the press release.