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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Design Online

Design Online is electronic library containing a digitised record of Design journal for the years 1965 to 1974.


Tuesday, February 21, 2006

"Makes Us Feel Like The Second City"

The Ira Glass driven This American Life has enjoyed 10 years on National Public Radio and become an icon of Chicago radio programming. Recently Glass announced, to the second city's dismay, that he would be moving to the Big Apple in order to launch a television version of the show on Showtime. Chicago web publication Gaper's Block asked Ira Glass how he felt about leaving Chicago.

Talking Civic Pride With Ira Glass|Dave Elfving - Gaper's Block
see also:
The Trouble With Birthdays|Robert Krulwich - Stop Smiling
This American Life|Official Site


Thursday, February 16, 2006

Anyone Who Goes There Will Come Back With a Mystery

Scientists have found a "lost world" in the jungles of Indonesia and discovered a new bird, butterflies, frogs, and plants. They took the first pictures of the 'Berlepsch's six-wired bird of paradise'. Although it has appeared in 19th century collections, its whereabouts previously have been unknown. Dr Beehler, who hopes his team will be able to return to the area this year, said: "There were so many new things it was almost overwhelming. And we have only scratched the surface."

Lost World Found|
Paradise Found|News.Telegraph
more photos|National Geographic News

(Image: The Golden-fronted bowerbird displaying at its bower.)