WEEKLY EMAIL: JANUARY 20, 2011
FEATURED THIS WEEK : JULIE LASKY
In the United States, a burgeoning DIY movement is a reaction to the easy, cheap flow of factory-made goods that have come to signify a world of waste and exploitation. The great majority of American tinkerers, weavers, hackers, beaders, potters and knitters are in it for recreation, not subsistence — vastly different impulses from those who practice DIY in sub-Saharan Africa.
PHOTO BY MILTON ROGOVIN
Milton Rogovin, from series on Chile, 1967.
President Lyndon Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act in the presence of Martin Luther King, Jr., and other civil rights leaders, Capitol Rotunda, Washington, D.C., August 6, 1965. Courtesy U.S. National Archives.
Gram junkies are those fanatical hikers and climbers who fret about every gram of weight that might be carried — in everything from titanium cook pans to toothbrush covers. Excess weight is not just an objective performance issue for these guys; they take it personally
. In the matter of mobility and modern transportation, we all need to become gram junkies.
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Report on Roudha Center, a proposal for a one-stop hub for Qatari women to learn the nuts and bolts of launching a business
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