Empirical Evidence

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

With recent talk about regime change in Iran, it’s easy to forget America’s history with that country and with regime change in general. New York Times correspondent Stephen Kinzer says Americans would do well to remember. He’s the author of Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq. Also: an appreciation of the late Jane Jacobs, the golden game of Larry Silverstein, art that focuses on New York’s post-industrial interstitial spaces and listeners' calls on United 93.

A Tale of Two Cities

Paul Goldberger, dean of Parsons School of Design and architecture critic for the New Yorker
Martin Filler, architecture critic for House and Garden and the New York Review of Books
-on Jane Jacobs' life and death, Larry Silverstein's resurrection of the World Trade Center and two visions of city planning.

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The Space Between Us

Eva Diaz, art historian, critic and co-curator of the Mind the Gap exhibition at Smack Mellon Gallery in DUMBO
Damon Rich, cofounder and creative director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a nonprofit arts organization
Rosten Woo, director of projects, Center for Urban Pedagogy ...


Empirical Evidence

Stephen Kinzer, New York Times foreign correspondent and author, Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq (Times Books, 2006)
- on America's history of overthrowing foreign governments

» Overthrow website (Times Books, 2006)


Reactions to United 93

-listeners' calls on responses to the film United 93


First Impressions of United 93

BLS staff caught an advance screening of the 9/11 film that opened the Tribeca Film Festival

Ilya: U there? What did you think of utd 93?
jim: hey, oh my god, it was so hard to watch
but a very well-made film

Ilya: I thought it ...


Required Reading: 4/26/2006

In which Rice and Rumsfeld surprise Iraq's new Prime Minister, Karl Rove will testify again, Bush responds to rising gas prices, Transit workers threaten action, and United 93 premiere provokes somber response

Rice, Rumsfeld Drop In on Iraq (LA Times)

Rove to testify again (AP)

Bush Calls ...


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