I co-authored an article in JAMA Psychiatry investigating the rapidly increasing range of US state legislation and ballot initiatives aimed at psychedelic drug reform. [more inside]
The moral tale of household debt is repeated over and over. The crisis of 2008 was caused by too much household debt, and because lending was to the wrong people — namely poor families with low revenue and less responsibility. Banks needed to be bailed out with public money because of these excesses. The problem with this narrative is that it's wrong.
Publishes GitHub gists in a friendly article format, with a little help from Tufte CSS. Accepts Markdown, syntax-highlights code, renders math symbols beautifully. [more inside]
Front page of Animation World Network! Check out my recent article on four recent animated features.
Not All Animators Yearn to Direct Big Studio Films: Small budget auteur-driven animated feature films offer inspiring and compelling stories rarely found at the local multiplex.
My first act of journalism in 7+ years. Thanks to the MeFites who gave me some great leads on this topic.
70 years ago, Anne Frank and her family were arrested after more than two years in hiding in Amsterdam. But what did their arrest really look like? I write about it for mental_floss.
I have created a website that lets users read, print, hear and search all 50 state constitutions individually or simultaneously from one location. Features and benefits also include (1) a news feed that returns only results about state constitutions, (2) a personality profile of each state and audio links to that state preamble, (3) direct links to each state constitution, (4) mp3 files of each state constitution that can be listened to or downloaded like an audiobook. It is a work in progress as I work to improve its capabilities and functionality. But it is finished for the most part and I am pleased for now. Visit it, use it and critique it. Your comments will help me improve it.
When I am bored, I hit "random article" on Wikipedia. These are the oddities, murky byways, and amazing facts I have discovered.
After years of studying these shibboleths, and tracking my research progress here, I'm happy to share some data results from the 2010 survey. My first published article, Sociophonetic Variation in an Internet Place Name is available in Names: A Journal of Onomastics special issue on Names, Naming and the Internet (Maney Publishing). Enjoy! [more inside]