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Michael Robbins: My Lou Reed

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Lou Reed died this morning. I have a lot of other things I should be writing, & I know ten thousand bloggers are composing their ten thousand stories about how the Velvet Underground changed their lives, & I don’t believe rock & roll bands change people’s lives. But when I was 16, I bought the…

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Little Golden Books are the best (“Fire Engines,” Tibor Gergely)

Little Golden Books are the best (“Fire Engines,” Tibor Gergely)

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“In a general way, the place [statistics] don’t take us is to knowledge of the future. Much of what we do is ‘predicting the future,’ but it’s not really prediction; it’s merely projecting present realities into the future.”

Bill James (via mightyflynn)

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Humboldt Park moderne

Humboldt Park moderne

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Pumpkin patch, Wauconda, Illinois

Pumpkin patch, Wauconda, Illinois

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Harrison St bridge, looking south

Harrison St bridge, looking south

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Condo w/ incomprensible classical pseudo-facade & windows to cinder block: architectural lulz

Condo w/ incomprensible classical pseudo-facade & windows to cinder block: architectural lulz

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West Town vernacular architecture study #2

West Town vernacular architecture study #2

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Annals of vernacular west town architecture

Annals of vernacular west town architecture

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