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Underground treasure: Undercity documentary explores subway tunnels

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I’ve dreamed of urban exploration since I was a kid yearning to break into the decrepit Corpus Christi courthouse. I never did, but I once dated a boy who first impressed me by saying he had done just that. (He was lying).

If you have a half-hour, check out Andrew Wonder’s short documentary Undercity. In it, he explores the forbidden tunnels of the NYC subway system, including the abandoned City Hall station downtown.

If you love this, I also recommend you check out one of my favorite documentaries, Dark Days.

Underground treasure: Undercity documentary explores subway tunnels

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Hack

More than anything, I was frustrated by my utter helplessness and powerlessness. I was pissed off about the second-class citizen status that is assigned to you the second you sit behind the wheel of a yellow cab, no matter what race, sex, nationality, or color you are. And what struck me the most about this was that it was probably what most nonwhite, non-American-born people experienced on a daily basis, and for the first time in my life, I was experiencing just the very tip of that iceberg. I remembered what Mike the American Eagle had told me nearly two years earlier: “Once you get behind the wheel of that cab, you lose all your rights. It’s like you’re not even American anymore…

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Making your bed, not lying in it

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Making your bed, not lying in it

Making your bed, not lying in it

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Since reading Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, I’ve been really interested in cognitive science. I think a lot of people associate psychology with big life events, like how we process trauma. I’m interested in the daily mental grind that determines whether we’re more optimistic or pessimistic and our emotional instincts.

But I’ll own this: I’m also really interested in this sort of research, because I never feel good enough.

Not just good, either. Happy enough. Rested enough. Productive enough. Enough enough.

Making your bed, not lying in it

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areyouahappyperson

Show me the sanctimony

This is Justin Bieber. He is compassionate.

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And yes, he would also be a gorgeous lesbian.

Today I published a piece on Nerve about pop stars like one Justin Bieber who make millions singing mindless tunes and then decide they have something very important to say about the human condition.

I kind of love when they do that.

This may be the first and last time I ever write about Insane Clown Posse and Christina Aguilera, so please savor the moment. You can read the post (and leave a comment and share it on Facebook and support your only favorite blogger from Noisiest Passenger) by clicking on The Bieb’s button nose or rosebud lips.

Show me the sanctimony

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United States of Redemption

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In the name of all that is good, okay, and “c’mon guys, it’s not that bad,” someone made a United States of Awesome map in response to the United States of Shame map.

Yeah, the low high school graduation rates in Texas are worrisome, but have you checked out their wind power production? Top of the charts.

New York has the worst daily commute, but the highest use of public transit. Like anyone thought those things were mutually exclusive…

Still, the researcher was scraping the bottom of the barrel with some of these. I’m not sure we should be proud that Kentucky has the highest rate of gun ownership.

United States of Redemption

United States of Redemption

usawesome

In the name of all that is good, okay, and “c’mon guys, it’s not that bad,” someone made a United States of Awesome map in response to the United States of Shame map.

Yeah, the low high school graduation rates in Texas are worrisome, but have you checked out their wind power production? Top of the charts.

New York has the worst daily commute, but the highest use of public transit. Like anyone thought those things were mutually exclusive…

Still, the researcher was scraping the bottom of the barrel with some of these. I’m not sure we should be proud that Kentucky has the highest rate of gun ownership.

United States of Redemption