Read — 2013/04/16
Today’s selection of articles includes:
- “Blasts at Boston Marathon Kill 3 and Injure 100“, by John Eligon & Michael Cooper (NY Times). How to respond to such horrific, senseless tragedy? The NY Times editorial board offers words of resilience.
- “French Senate Approves Same-Sex Marriage Bill“, by Scott Sayare (NY Times). A final vote in the Assemblée nationale is scheduled for next week.
- “Europe Split over Austerity as a Path to Growth“, by Annie Lowrey (NY Times).
- “Online Furor Draws Press to Abortion Doctor’s Trial“, by Trip Gabriel (NY Times).
- “Collecting Data on the Habits of Passengers Underground“, by Matt Flegenheimer (NY Times). Top findings:
- “Riders who choose to stand were ‘overwhelmingly attracted’ to vertical poles”. Obviously — we’re all secretly pole-dancers. Duh. Have the researchers ever essayed a provocative dance routine on an overhead graspable strap?
- “New York’s gentlemen do live up to the cultural expectations regarding giving up seats to ladies and children”. And subsequently cursing madly at them when cut off in the above-ground streets.
- “[A]symmetric doors…would stagger the crowds that tend to form near them”. And would make it much, much harder to hop across platforms through stopped trains.
- “A Madman, but Angelic“, by Robin Williams (NY Times). For zee troops!