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The Bula reading list

October 5th, 2009 · 4 Comments

It’s relatively quiet out there for a minute, so for those of you feeling a lack of things to read (and, really, if you’re at this blog site, you’re clearly trolling aimlessly around looking for something/anything to lay your eyeballs on — next you’ll be googling your old flames from high school), here are some fun things I’ve been reading lately.

There was, in this week’s copy of the New Yorker, of course, Susan Orlean’s piece on the phenomenon sweeping the nation: raising chickens. As she writes, “chickens seem to be a perfect convergence of the economic, environmental, gastronomic, and emotional matters of the moment.”  The New Yorker seems to be trying to hold out on giving away content for free, so I’ll provide the link but you’ll only be able to read an abstract here. You’ll have to subscribe or go out and buy it to read the whole story.

There’s this story in the Wall Street Journal about where young people want to move to in the U.S. It’s American cities, but guess what — Seattle and Portland are in the top five. So what do you think that means for Vancouver when it comes to young people? (Though actually, as far as I can tell, they’ve all gone to Montreal and Halifax, which seem to be the cool places these days.)

And finally, a bit late, but here I am posting it at least, a story about the fights over cyclists on the Brooklyn Bridge. Fights between cyclists and cars, you’re probably thinking. Actually, no, fights between cyclists and pedestrians.

Plus on change de ville, plus c’est la meme. Or something like that.

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