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Subways don't always last 100 years


Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford liked to claim that subways would last one hundred years, while other “inferior” forms of transit, like light rail systems, would last only thirty. 765 more words

Transit

What's the Deal with Real?

I have made mayonnaise from scratch a few times, using different basic recipes, and making some modifications. Mayo is generally made with an egg yolk, some lemon juice, a bit of dijon mustard, salt and pepper, and a distressing amount of salad oil. 623 more words

Culture

Cake and Perfidy: the 1968 Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia

By Sasha Maggio

A classmate commented on my post for the week, and the post was largely on SIGINT but in one part I make a tiny little comment about how sometimes things like radio could be used to broadcast narratives to particular “target audiences” like how the Soviet Union used it to garner public support in 1968, but also other times. 982 more words

Military

Abandoned Washington, DC - Now Available for Pre-order!

Abandoned Washington DC is a brand new book by Thomas Kenning, the creator of DCinruins, collecting more than 350 striking images of decay and devastation, paired with thought-provoking essays detailing an alternate, abandoned–but no less accurate–history of the capital city.

Woman of Wawat

This would be a young woman from ancient Wawat, a small kingdom that lay along the Nile River in-between the larger empires of Egypt and Kush. 65 more words

Artwork