launched this morning. It's a ground-level mapping service similar to Google's "Street View", only it offers you an "autodrive" feature that automatically moves you through a city or down a ski slope. There are links to information about stores and restaurants in the view and the ability to go inside buildings and look around. It currently features views from Aspen
, New York
, and Miami
. And of course the obligatory view of a colorful mime with a man-bag
posted by cashman
on Oct 29, 2007 -
kept me awake at night as a child, As I stared, bleary-eyed, at my flip-card style analog alarm clock, willingly watching the hours go by, thinking, "How am I going to be able to wake up for school tomorrow?" And laughing, laughing. I place the blame for my night-owl-ness squarely in his lap. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display
on Oct 18, 2007 -
would like to invite you to a picnic and seat you precisely with those most like you.
posted by sudama
on Jul 25, 2007 -
Save the world with used books?
A bookstore I sometimes go to in Boston is doing a Used Book of the Month Club...and apparently trying to save the world.
Has anyone else every sold anything used-of-the-month? I think this is new retail territory. I could save a few bucks with a Used-XBox-Game-Of-The-Month.
Or does this mean the economy is getting worse, if people can't even buy new books?
posted by UMDirector
on Dec 12, 2006 -
Live in Boston? Need a ride to (or from) work? You could be a guest
on Ravi Jain's weekly video blog/talk show/commute. Episodes 1
, and 6
, (QT .mov)
posted by steef
on Nov 20, 2005 -
Earlier this week, Senator Santorum (R., PA) stood by comments he made on a Catholic website
in 2002 when he said:
'It is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political, and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm" of the clergy sexual abuse scandal.
In a brief interview with the Boston Globe on Tuesday, Santorum reiterated his view that the 'basic liberal attitude" in Boston fostered an environment where sexual abuse of children could occur. Many slammed him
for politicizing a scandal that has touched many across the country - way beyond the borders of Massachusetts.
Separate, but of great importance to one who waves a flag of "traditional family values" and repeated homophobic rhetoric, how does Senator Santorum
"square the fact" that his "mouthpiece" to the world (Director of Communications, Robert Traynham
) came out as a gay man
posted by ericb
on Jul 14, 2005 -
The Destruction of Medieval Boston
- "Most people think of Boston as a dense city, and it is, especially by American standards. Today’s city is, however, a pale shadow of the medieval maze that was Boston before large-scale modern planning and spatial concepts entered the picture... Here is what Urban Renewal replaced."
posted by mrbula
on Jun 24, 2005 -
America at 10 MPH:
Josh Caldwell is riding a Segway from Seattle to Boston. He's already gone over 2800 miles. [This project is independent of Segway.]
posted by kirkaracha
on Oct 14, 2004 -
I *heart* Bea Arthur:
Bea Arthur sparked a security scare at Logan Airport in Boston this week when she tried to board a Cape Air flight with a pocketknife in her handbag.
The "Golden Girls" star, now 81, was flagged by a Transportation Security Administration agent, who discovered the knife - a strict no-no following 9/11.
"She started yelling that it wasn't hers and said 'The terrorists put it there,' " a fellow passenger said. "She kept yelling about the 'terrorists, the terrorists, the terrorists.' "
After the blade was confiscated, Arthur took a keyring from her bag and told the agent it belonged to the "terrorists," before throwing it at them.
As she boarded the plane, she told the TSA employees, "We're all doomed."
Kuro5hin offers a novel proposition
: Bea for President!
posted by Vidiot
on Aug 28, 2004 -
Boston Herald sports reporter outs himself
in print and asks why people in the world of sports still have to hide. Frankly, I'm out because I can't come up with a single logical reason why I should have denied myself the right to live and work as openly and freely as everyone else. Nor should anyone find a reason why an openly gay athlete should be denied the right to play a team sport without fear of becoming a target of prejudice or physical harm.
for more info on the subject, and an interesting pro and con
on whether gay baseball players should come out.
posted by amberglow
on Sep 30, 2003 -
You're not from around here, are you?
On Tuesday in Wellesley, MA a kindergartener was put on the wrong bus to go home from afterschool care. The boy is black, and the bus is for the Metco program, which buses minority kids from Boston to suburban schools. Random mixup, or racial bias at work? Much hand-wringing ensues.
posted by serafinapekkala
on Sep 5, 2003 -
Who Wants To Marry My Daughter?
Mom will interview suitors for her 22-year-old (who's also the mom of a 4-year-old), a la the NBC "reality"
show. Mom's already booked some dates and a getaway weekend for the winner. Seriously. Must have "a steady job, a love of children, strong morals, and no criminal baggage." Livestock brideprice
posted by serafinapekkala
on Aug 19, 2003 -
is a new play premiering at Boston's American Repertory Theatre
. Playwright/composer Rinde Eckert
and ART artistic director/Sam Shepherd's regular director Robert Woodruff
have collaborated on an envigorating new play with music about a Vietnam vet on a road trip to find his son that parallels Homer's Odyssey
. The ART's website is similarly informative and engaging as it points out the frightening timeliness of The Odyssey
in the current world. (more inside)
posted by pxe2000
on Mar 17, 2003 -
is a freelance photographer based in Beijing, China, and on occasion in his hometown, Boston. Steven looks for the essence
of a place, the spirit
of a people, and the heart
of a complex story. Incredible pictures from China, Mongolia, Gaudi and elsewhere. Enjoy...
posted by Shike
on Jan 28, 2003 -