Sites to See


( This month in The Atlantic is a two-page article on emerging technologies intended to make life better—tsunami detectors, traffic sensors, that sort of thing. It’s some amazing stuff, and I probably would have been positively vajazzled by it if “I New Idea” didn’t exist. This awkwardly named blog is chockablock with wonders: “bed ladders” that enable the elderly to sit up without help; studio apartments with rotating walls that transform the space from a bedroom to a kitchen; and hybrid cars with windshields that repair themselves. Every single day, this blog heralds the future.


( Another terrible site name—but as it turns out, “Damn Cool Pics” delivers as advertised. The blog is a compilation of cool pictures, from an apartment furnished in cardboard to glamor-shots of a woman who was fired from Citibank for being too sexy. Recommended: the “25 Best Boat Names” gallery (“Cirrhosis of the River”) and the “Celebrity Prom Pictures” gallery from May 26. Wouldn’t have figured Halle Berry for a tiara, but I fully expected one on Will Ferrell.


( The people who brought you “I Can Haz Cheeseburger?” have provided a vital public service with this daily compendium of all the links that you friends and coworkers will forward to you a month from now. There’s actually some useful information in “The Daily What”—they dug up some fascinating stuff on the BP oil spill, including a great description of “Top Kill” from Bill Nye—but by and large, it’s full of stupid but entertaining links designed to help you make an optimal waste of your working day.

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The City’s Film Festival


The City’s Film Festival

By Chad Clinton Freeman

When something grows too fast for its own good, the results are never guaranteed. A native of Las Vegas with a background in the construction business, Milo Kostelecky knows this all too well. “As a city we’ve grown so fast that we forgot to really think about everybody that is living, working and building their families here,” he says. “Sometimes we get so carried away with expansion and forget what is at the core of it all—community.”