Linton Weeks

Linton Weeks appears in the following:

American Libraries Learn To Read Teenagers

Saturday, March 22, 2014

In the digi-real world, public libraries must pull out all the creative stops to attract teens.


Forget Speed-Reading. Here's Speed-Writing

Thursday, March 13, 2014

With apps like Spritz and Spreeder, speed-reading is all the rage. But maybe the solution is writing faster: Decide important things. Write those. Understand?


FootGolf: A New Sport Explored In 19 Questions

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Innovative athletes combine the elite sport of golf with the popular sport of soccer. Et, voila! FootGolf.


I Just Hate Rants

Monday, March 10, 2014

Maybe we should treat ranting like smoking, by creating special areas where people can rage together.


The Elegant Secrets Of Flying Snakes

Friday, March 07, 2014

Scientists are studying gliding reptiles to help develop the next generation of small airborne robotic devices.


Hemingway Doesn't Always Live Up To His Code

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

What happens when Hemingway the writer meets Hemingway the editing app?


Climate Strange: 5 Monster March Snowstorms

Monday, March 03, 2014

Weather tales of the past remind us that others have had harsh winters, too.


3 Cities With Freeways Going Nowhere

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Once thought to be symbols of prosperity, innercity highways are now just eyesores — and sources of civic dysfunction — to some new urbanists.


50 Cliches Of Gray: In Defense Of Old Truisms

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

English is a dynamic language. But some of the best saws are old as dirt.


Will Smart Things Make Us Less Dumb?

Monday, February 24, 2014

Among the Smart Set there is the belief that smart objects will result in smarter living.


A Life Story In 6 Songs — Part 1

Saturday, February 22, 2014

We asked people to give us the soundtracks they live by. The playlists — and the stories — may surprise you.


Rethinking The First Signs Of Spring

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Maybe we should look to Black Vultures and baseball millionaires as the new harbingers of the season.


The Cultish Appeal Of Michelle Obama

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

As a front-and-center first lady, Michelle Obama has developed a loyal and loving following. Here are some reasons why.


What We Might Learn From Snoring Weather Cats

Saturday, February 15, 2014

In the late 19th century, the U.S. government compiled a list of popular proverbs to help meteorologists predict the weather. Could some of that folk wisdom help us now?


We Are Just Not Here Anymore

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

In the midst of increased connectivity, are we becoming more disconnected from one another — and ourselves?


Sonic Dictionary: An Aural History Project

Thursday, February 06, 2014

If you don't know the meaning of a word, says Mary Caton Lingold at Duke University, you can look it up in the dictionary, but if you don't know what a particular sound sounds like, where do you go?The Sonic Dictionary, of course.


6 Odd College Courses In America

Monday, February 03, 2014

On the surface, certain academic pursuits may seem trivial, but sometimes odd courses can be instructive and illuminating.


Quick Question: Can It Feel Any Darn Colder?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

In wintry weather, it's very important to be aware of the temperature of your skin — according to Professor Popsicle.


Fixing The NFL: Put Robots In The Super Bowl

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

To avoid concussions, bypass drug problems and boost ticket sales, maybe the league should start drafting droids.


Warning: In Bitter Cold, Beware The 'Umbles'

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Icy vortices, trains of snowstorms, treacherous temperatures — many people are having to learn some harsh lessons about harsh weather.