The Cleveland Film Festival is coming up starting the 19th, and the film schedule is posted. We used to go to a ton of films every year. I can’t remember the last time we got over there. But I still like looking over the list of films. And by the way,
Crain’s:Forest City Enterprises cuts convention center/medical mart cost estimate. To under $400MM, or about $130MM less than their lowest previous estimate. This is completely predictable. Apparently $55MM of the reduction was due to “market condition price reductions” (because the economy’s so bad, I guess). Wouldn’t MMPI also be able to get those same […]
NY Times: How Much Water Does Pasta Really Need? Not as much as you’d think. (via Kottke) Lance Knobel: A Book for Our Times. Lance just finished reading the new Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky translation of War and Peace. Sounds like it might be worth trying out:
Fish Fries! OK, it’s Lent. And among other more important things, Lent means Fish Fries. Here’s Channel 3’s list. Update: Here’s the Cleveland.Com/Plain Dealer List — much more complete. Here’s the Diocesan page, but there doesn’t seem to be much there yet.
Daily Routines: A blog about how various famous folks (such as CS Lewis, Winston Churchill, Fred Rogers, and Barack Obama) organize their time. What a great idea! NY Times: Tropicana Discovers Some Buyers Are Passionate About Packaging. Recently Tropicana switched from their traditional “Orange with a Straw in it” package design […]
Bill Callahan: US Bancorp CEO: TARP was meant to fund bank takeovers all along. Very illuminating quotes from Richard Davis, the CEO of US Bank. Apparently US Bank is considered one of the most stable of the big banks. For example, see this. But if you follow Callahan’s blog, US Bank […]
Posnanski: Rough Week. Joe’s dad is in the hospital with some pretty serious GI problems. This prompts Joe to write about some of the great stuff his dad’s done. As usual, funny and touching at the same time.
Wired: Retro Game Challenge Reheats the 8-Bit ’80s. A very cool sounding game for the DS. Here’s the gist: You play a character who’s been trapped in the 1980’s. (I agree: This would be a disaster.) In order to escape you have to win at a bunch of games that are similar to […]
Some education posts from the NY Times today:
NY Times: A nice profile of new Education Secretary and former Chicago Schools Superintendent Arne Duncan and how the $100 billion in the stimulus bill is an unbelievable opportunity to remake US education. NY Times: Our Greatest National Shame. Nick Kristof on how broken […]
URBAN FARMING! Some folks we know are planning a Detroit Shoreway Orchard. Here’s an article from the Plain Dealer on it. Jesse Bearden: A Real Tweet. There’s a guy who posts on Twitter as “The Real Shaq”. Jesse and his friend Sean try to determine if it is in […]