history bits

Apr 25th, 2009 Posted in history | no comment »

Jack Johnson’s family fights to clear his name. And newly published photos from the day that Martin Luther King was shot.

current affairs bits

Apr 25th, 2009 Posted in cultures, currents | no comment »

A look at the effects of declining Chinese investment in Africa. The Black Scientist Project, which is trying to ascertain why some Black students go on to successful careers in science, while many more do not. Ten things that Major League Baseball won’t tell you. Salon’s Wingnut explains the conservative view of gay marriage. And a 12-year-old girl’s refusal to get married until she’s of age touches off a movement in India.

more tech bits

Apr 24th, 2009 Posted in tech | no comment »

A couple more recent finds: An introduction to the servers that run Google. What really was going on at Area 51, as told by some of the people who worked there. The early days of Wikipedia.

random song o’ the moment

Apr 12th, 2009 Posted in music | no comment »

“Times Like These” by Foo Fighters