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How Closely Did you Read the Rahm Emails? Take the Quiz

Some of this week’s most interesting reading has been a trove of email from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s personal account, made public this week thanks to an agreement with the Better Goverment Association. (The Chicago Tribune, a corporate sibling of Chicago, had also sued for their release, and it is still pushing for more to be revealed.) The thousands … Read more

How to Write an Anti-Bike Commentary—Without the Nuisance of Actual Thought

A local newspaper this week published yet another anti-cyclist commentary, and it just seemed so…inefficient. The same predictable column has been written hundreds of times, each triggering the same predictable cycle of outrage. Shouldn’t algorithms—machine learning, if you will—be able to write these for us by now? Therefore I humbly offer the following template to … Read more