The Year in Culture:
a different kind of 2005 roundup—influentials are asked to mention significant cultural points of the year. Hitchens on intelligent design ruling: "Just for once…one can hear the lucid tones of reason, detachment, culture, and irony"; Gladwell on the Streets: "the British take an African-American musical form and wonderfully reinvent it" (again); others muse about rare high points in South Park, or of Brokeback Mountain and the future of movies, or the Rove-esqueness of Cindy Sheehan, et cetera.
posted by Firas
on Jan 7, 2006 -
It's official. 2005 was the hottest year on record
. Despite this new alarming evidence that the world is heating up, countries like Australia and the United States are still refusing to sign up to the Kyoto Protocol
. But with many (mostly on the conservative side of politics) claiming that the Kyoto Protocol is a failure
, what else can be done to stop the now clearly visible effects of climate change to our world?
posted by Effigy2000
on Jan 3, 2006 -
Harper's Magazine Yearly Review for 2005
- Yep, it's yet another year-end encapsulation of all that went before. This one's special though. It's Harper's
Okay I know, just read the damn page!
Seriously, I'm posing this because I like Harper's, and I've always liked the juxtaposition of the big and serious in these summaries, like Hurricane Katrina, with the laughably trivial, like how an increasing number of Americans are now heating their homes... with corn.
posted by JHarris
on Jan 1, 2006 -
"Do you know your Downfall from your Descent, your Crash from your Wedding Crashers? Discover how oblong-eyed you were in 2005 with our bumper end-of-year quiz
". And be sure to post your score.
posted by JPowers
on Dec 22, 2005 -
An odd hurricane season becomes odder.
Meet Vince, the 23rd tracked topical low, and the 21st named storm of the near record setting 2005 Atlantic Hurricane season. But, where is he? Not here. Not even way over here.
No, Vince is way over here
-- and is headed towards Spain. Of course, this isn't the oddest place for a tropical cyclone. There was Catarina
last year, forming the first hurricane ever recorded in the South Atlantic, and never mind what, to all eyes, appears to have been a hurricane in the Mediterranean Sea.
posted by eriko
on Oct 9, 2005 -
Asia-pacific surpass the US in Internet users? 2005 according to the good folks at BT Internet and their BTExact technology timeline
posted by bitdamaged
on Jun 13, 2002 -