In Other News …


Why Is It So Hard To Get Rich? [Money] I included this one because every time I go to a really nice open house at, like, a loft in Georgetown, I leave saying to myself, “that’s it, I’m going to get rich.” I mean, how hard can it be, right? (If you know any rich people, you know exactly what I’m talking about.) But this video changed my mind, and convinced me to resign myself to poverty.

A Tank Rolls Through DC In 1918  [Ghosts of DC]  The complete inexplicability of this picture half-convinces me that my insane uncle is right and that the US government was secretly overthrown at some point by aliens/the Illuminati/the Rothschild family.

Anacostia Bungalow Hits Market At Insane Price  [Curbed DC]  It has begun.  Bought at $194K in March, now being sold for $470K.  I’m just glad I wasn’t drinking something when I read this, I really can’t afford a new computer right now.

The Images Of Suburban Loneliness  [Dazed Digital]   Could you make these photos with your phone and five minutes on Photoshop?  Probably, yes.  Do they magically convey what it was like to grow up in the suburbs?  Also yes.

The Racial Dot Map  [The Cooper Center]  Every single person in the United States gets a dot on this map, color-coded by race.  Browse it for five minutes and you will definitely learn something.

How The Federal Government Built White Suburbia  [Citylab]  An incredibly educational read.  The writing of history is as selective and one-sided as all my anecdotes about my exes.

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