LA Times: Who’s teaching L.A.’s kids? The Times used public data to figure out something that neither the LA School District nor its teachers union seem to want anyone to learn: Which teachers are good, and perhaps more importantly, which teachers hold kids back. The best part of this article: The [...]
One interesting thing, of course, is that unlike most of the West Side of Cleveland, which was heavily agricultural and was at one time known as “the grape capital of the country”, this specific plot of land was [...]
Mandy Metcalf: ODOT Strikes Again. OK, so we all know that ODOT has completely bungled the Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge project not to mention the rest of the Innerbelt redesign. And now Mandy’s article makes it clear that they have done the same to the West Shoreway project.
Turkish Restaurants are popping up all over!
For years the only Turkish in Cleveland was at the Anatolia Cafe in Cedar Center. But things are changing — quickly!
I took the kids and our current Iraqi student guest Mustafa to a fairly new restaurant, Dervish, in Avon last night. Had a really [...]
Rany Jazayerly: Abd el-Kader and the Massacre of Damascus. A lot of folks have pointed to this article. I think there’s a little bit of “Hey, look: There’s a dermatologist who normally blogs about the Kansas City Royals and here he is writing a long piece about 19th century Middle East history. Weird!” [...]
Slate: How Many Americans Can’t Swim? Perhaps half of them. And a vast majority of most poor and minority groups.
Slate: Why Do Foreigners Like Fanta So Much? Very interesting history of the product. Did you know it was created by the Nazi arm of Coca-Cola in the 40′s? Or that [...]
Scientific American: Australia’s common wombat could soon be uncommon. The Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat population is down to a hundred or so, and has been endangered for years. Now apparently even the “common” wombat is losing population — mostly by getting run over by cars on the highway.
Consumer Reports: Teen defensive [...]