The Big Car Collaborative is revitalizing Indianapolis—and demonstrating the power of public arts.
James FallowsWhere @FallowsDeb and I have become believers: public-arts programs *actually* matter in community fabric, community engagement, and economic recovery.
An illustration from Indiana, via our friends at @NewAmerica
James Fallows@MaxBoot Max, very movingly done. Our sympathies to all of your family.
My version of a similar exercise: theatlantic.com/notes/2019/06/…
The task of having loved ones’ memories become blessings involves, as you have done, thinking about their choices and examples. Thanks for writing this.
The Education Department is investigating a Middle East studies program run by Duke University and the University of North Carolina, citing, among other issues, how Judaism is discussed in the curriculum.
James FallowsHow many panels have I done in China, on theme that political control of its leading univs would badly limit them, and the country.
“You wouldn’t see the federal govt dictating university course-content this way in the US,” I’d say.
There is a “brain gain” afoot that suggests a national homecoming to less bustling spaces.
James FallowsWhat @Sarah_Smarsh says in op-ed exactly in sync w what @FallowsDeb and I have reported on.
Both things are true:
1) Continuing concentration NY/SF/Seattle
2) Noticeable dispersal around country, for real-estate, local-engagement, remote-work reasons
James FallowsIf you’re interested in “political messaging,” (and recent political / international history, etc), the launch-ad for Valerie Plame really is something.
Including the kicker line.
James FallowsShort speech just now by John Bercow, irrepressible Speaker of House in Westminster, announcing he will step down: worth watching parliamentlive.tv/event/index/91… Start 15:37:30
Yanks: Which of our legislators could take this kind of stand? (Releasing hold on power, and explaining why)