Thursday, July 15, 2010

Link roundup

1. Take a look at the disastrous art project that almost was: Los Angeles' Steel Cloud - - Public art that was "stressful just to look at."

2. Keep this in mind the next time someone speaks against immigrants:

Kotkin sees America's heartland as our most profound demographic asset going forward, noting that this vast and agriculturally rich "flyover country" can easily absorb another 100 million citizens and still leave us, in demographic terms, six times less dense than Germany. Compare our trajectory to that of China, which, by 2050, will have more old people (400-million-plus) than we've got people -- and at more than 3 1/2 times the population density (1.4 billion souls crammed into the same landmass). Still think China is going to rule this century, weighed down by that unprecedented demographic burden?

3. Astro City's Jack-in-the-Box pin-up by Chris Samnee.

*Buy Astro City toys at eBay.