Monday, October 21, 2013

Six of the Best 393

"It is entirely false to suggest the PM would advise people they should wear jumpers to stay warm. Any suggestion to the contrary is mischief making." Carl Minns on the quote that sums up the ludicrous nature of modern politics.

"So the question has to be not so much ‘Is Big Brother watching?’ but ‘How in hell can it cope?’ " Daniel Soar writes on the endless revelations about the National Security Agency for the London Review of Books.

In the New York Times, Maggie Koerth-Baker looks at the epidemic of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the US: "Earlier this year, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that 11 percent of children ages 4 to 17 had at some point received the diagnosis — and that doesn’t even include first-time diagnoses in adults."

The Victorian Society has a gallery of the top 10 endangered Victorian and Edwardian buildings.

A haunting little tale from Modern Lives, Modern Landscapes.

Spitalfields Life interviews cat-about-town Mr Pussy, whose photograph I have borrowed.

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