New French bookstore in New York

I was very excited about this new bookstore so I went there just a few
days after it opened. The building is magnificent but the store needs
a lot of work. The lighting is really horrible. Why is it so dark? I
couldn’t see my way up the stairs or read anything on the second
floor. The book selection is very disappointing for a store that
claims to carry 14,000 titles. Some areas are completely missing
(e.g., science books). The comic book (BD) and poetry selections are
very small. Many bestselling authors are represented by just 1-2
titles. I am not talking about Patrick Modiano (who who the Nobel
Prize a few days earlier) and who could understandably have sold
out. I mean Beigbeder, Simenon, Kundera, Makine, etc. They had
Pancol’s Muchachas vol 3 but no vol 1 or 2. I ended up leaving the
store with just two books and a BD. I hope that more choices will
become available in the future. If not, it will be back to amazon.fr
or a trip to Montreal for me.


Drago

URLs

http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2014/09/sinquefield_cup_one_of_the_most_amazing_feats_in_chess_history_just_happened.html

Grandmaster Clash

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/european/pfl-ludogorets-razgrad-vs-steaua-bucharest-cosmin-motis-late-penalty-heroics-delight-little-ludogorets-9698244.html

Ludogorets-Steaua

http://chronicle.com/article/Self-Sabotage-in-the-Academic/138875/

Self-sabotage in the Academy

http://www.businessinsider.com/22-maps-that-show-the-deepest-linguistic-conflicts-in-america-2013-6?op=1

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/07/eminem-world-record-rap-god_n_5779914.html

Eminem’s ‘Rap God’ Sets Guinness World Record For Most Words In A Song

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BFI_The_Top_50_Greatest_Films_of_All_Time

BFI’s list of greatest films

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/07/tech/social-media/library-congress-twitter/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Tweet library

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/28/nyregion/28specialed.html

Balancing Special-Education Needs With Rising Costs

http://hnn.us/article/156375

Why Are Campus Administrators Making So Much Money?

http://zoomtens.com/10-intelligent-college-towns-america/

10 Intelligent College Towns in America

http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/10/tech/innovation/superbooks-high-tech-reading-ebooks/

New book technologies

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/09/08/rizzoli_bookstore_will_move_soul_salvaged_furniture_to_nomad.php

http://www.stmarksbookshop.com/

http://bedfordandbowery.com/2014/07/at-last-a-look-inside-the-new-st-marks-bookshop/

http://vanishingnewyork.blogspot.com/2014/07/st-marks-bookshop-open.html

http://ny.racked.com/archives/2014/07/21/st_marks_bookshop_1.php

http://www.westsiderag.com/2014/08/13/no-joke-upper-west-side-actually-getting-a-new-bookstore

http://www.westsiderag.com/2014/08/17/book-culture-channels-meg-ryan-as-it-prepares-to-open-new-store

http://ny.racked.com/archives/2014/03/27/mcnally_jackson_opening_a_major_bookstore_in_williamsburg.php

http://ny.racked.com/archives/2014/04/21/j_crew_paul_smith_posman_books_headed_for_brookfield_place.php

News about bookstores in NY

http://www.zooborns.com

Cute baby animals born in zoos

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/18/college-tuition-unaffordable-growth-median-income_n_5505653.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000056

One Chart That Makes It Clear College Tuition Is Becoming Unaffordable

http://cloudtimes.org/2012/12/26/big-data-scientists-should-earn-big-salaries/

Big Data Scientists Should Earn ‘Big’ Salaries

URLs

http://dbpedia.org/About

DBPEDIA

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/opinion/series/steven_strogatz_on_the_elements_of_math/index.html

Strogatz – the elements of math

http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/Love-letter-to-a-language-4426

Love letter to a language

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_generic_forms_in_place_names_in_the_United_Kingdom_and_Ireland

List of generic place names in the UK and Ireland

http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/02/mac-mcclelland-free-online-shipping-warehouses-labor

Warehouse slave

http://www.webometrics.info/top12000.asp

http://ranking.heeact.edu.tw/en-us/2011/TOP/100

More rankings of universities

http://www.cinebook.co.uk/

Cinebook

http://www.zazipo.net/sonnets_palindromes.php

http://www.bevrowe.info/Poems/Copy%20of%20QueneauRandom.htm

Queneau and related

http://flowingdata.com/2009/02/25/googles-chief-economist-hal-varian-on-statistics-and-data/

http://www.dataists.com/2010/09/the-data-science-venn-diagram/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/danwoods/2011/11/27/linkedins-monica-rogati-on-what-is-a-data-scientist/

http://www.thedatascientist.com/2011/07/22/essential-tools-for-a-data-scientist/

http://www.quora.com/Programming-Challenges-1/What-are-some-good-toy-problems-in-data-science

http://www.quora.com/What-is-data-science

Data science

http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/feed/

The choice

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2012/mar/20/age-of-ignorance/

The age of ignorance

http://www.innovationamerica.us/index.php/innovation-daily/2024-what-sony-played-at-its-annual-shareholder-meeting-this-year

Enlightening video

http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2011/08/19/criteria-for-successful-repositories/

Criteria for successful repositories

http://www.physics.mcgill.ca/~grant/559/codes.html

Ising model code

French books and newspapers in New York

Books:

Labyrinth books – West 112th St near Broadway

Idlewild books – West 19th St near 5th Avenue

Rizzoli books – West 57th St near 6th Avenue (update May 2014 – unfortunately, this location is now closed)

Newspapers:

Grand Central Station

East 86th St near 2nd Avenue

East 38th St near 5th Avenue

+ a few more places, eg on Broadway near W 63rd St, South Park Avenue near 16th St, Lexington Avenue near E 64th St.

URLs

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/11/noam-chomsky-on-where-artificial-intelligence-went-wrong/261637/?single_page=true

Noam Chomsky on AI

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hedgehog_and_the_Fox

The Hedgehog and the Fox

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/local/dc-census-2010/

DC population by race, over time

http://ms.cc.sunysb.edu/~mlebo/Probability_Theory.pdf

Probability theory notes

http://www.donrowe.com/inverters/usage_chart.html

How many watts do you need?

https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!msg/rec.puzzles/EnLZIKBwhwM/JzfIiv3h2NgJ

Backgammon puzzle

http://ozzie.net/docs/dawn-of-a-new-day/

Ray Ozzie – The Dawn of a New Day

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/category/me-myself-and-math/

Me, myself, and Math – Steven Strogatz

http://www.sorting-algorithms.com/

Demos of sorting algorithms

http://www.briggs.net.nz/snake-wrangling-for-kids.html

Python for kids

http://xkcd.com/435/

purity of fields

http://htwins.net/scale2/

Scales!

http://xkcd.com/980/

XKCD on money

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/category/line-by-line/

Line by line

http://www.chapin.edu/pagecalpop.cfm?p=677&verbose=18159

Interschool science bowl invitational

http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t3#/video/us/2012/11/19/vo-quadruplet-lion-cubs-at-play.cnn

Cubs

http://www.omniglot.com/blog/?feed=rss2

RSS feed for omniglot

http://feeds.feedburner.com/GoogleScholarBlog

RSS feed for Google Scholar

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=4337

Postcard

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/socialdimension

Social Dimension

http://arbesman.net/research-writing/science-of-science/

Science of Science

http://www.cruciverb.com/index.php/page=16

Cruciverb

http://wordplay.blogs.nytimes.com/feed/

http://wordplay.blogs.nytimes.com/

Wordplay

http://web.mit.edu/puzzle/www/

MIT Puzzle Contest

http://feeds.plos.org/plosone/ComputerScience

http://feeds.plos.org/plosone/SciencePolicy

http://feeds.feedburner.com/pnas/SMZM

RSS feeds

Cat

URLs

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/suffer-the-children/201203/why-french-kids-dont-have-adhd

Why French kids don’t have ADHD

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/a-blog-around-the-clock/2013/01/28/commenting-threads-good-bad-or-not-at-all/

Commenting threads: good, bad, or not at all

http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2016/

The mindset of the class of 2016

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21255-key-mathematical-tool-sees-first-advance-in-24-years.html

New results in matrix multiplication

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-barry-kaufman/can-genius-be-detected-in-infancy_b_1425423.html

Can genius be detected in infancy

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cccblog/wDnv/~3/lefgJo7lpsM/

This year’s PECASE winners (including Luis von Ahn and Jennifer Wortman Vaughan)

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/21/tech/web/internet-data-evernote/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Will your Internet data still be there in 100 years?

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/21/tech/web/google-fights-save-language-mashable/index.html

http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/

Google fights to save 3,054 dying languages

URLs

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203750404577173031991814896.html

No More Résumés, Say Some Firms

http://dbpedia.org/About

DBPEDIA

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/opinion/series/steven_strogatz_on_the_elements_of_math/index.html

Strogatz – the elements of math

http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/Love-letter-to-a-language-4426

Love letter to a language

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_generic_forms_in_place_names_in_the_United_Kingdom_and_Ireland

List of generic place names in the UK and Ireland

http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/02/mac-mcclelland-free-online-shipping-warehouses-labor

Warehouse slave

http://www.webometrics.info/top12000.asp

http://ranking.heeact.edu.tw/en-us/2011/TOP/100

More rankings of universities

http://www.cinebook.co.uk/

Cinebook

Mera joota hai japani

http://www.pbase.com/ngruev/sofiacity

Sofia

http://www.zazipo.net/sonnets_palindromes.php

http://www.bevrowe.info/Poems/Copy%20of%20QueneauRandom.htm

Queneau and related

http://www.ns.umich.edu/new/releases/20225-15-million-gift-gives-major-boost-to-fellowships-at-michigan-engineering

$15M gift for Michigan Engg

http://flowingdata.com/2009/02/25/googles-chief-economist-hal-varian-on-statistics-and-data/

http://www.dataists.com/2010/09/the-data-science-venn-diagram/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/danwoods/2011/11/27/linkedins-monica-rogati-on-what-is-a-data-scientist/

http://www.thedatascientist.com/2011/07/22/essential-tools-for-a-data-scientist/

http://www.quora.com/Programming-Challenges-1/What-are-some-good-toy-problems-in-data-science

http://www.quora.com/What-is-data-science

Data science

http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/feed/

The choice

http://money.cnn.com/2012/03/30/pf/college/acceptance_rates_ivy_league/

http://www.theivycoach.com/2015-ivy-league-admissions-statistics.html

http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/ivy-league-college-admission-rates/

http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/whats-in-your-envelope/

Admissions statistics

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2012/mar/20/age-of-ignorance/

The age of ignorance

http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c2#/video/world/2012/04/04/pkg-canada-pet-bear.cbc-news

Cute bear cub

http://www.innovationamerica.us/index.php/innovation-daily/2024-what-sony-played-at-its-annual-shareholder-meeting-this-year

Enlightening video

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/education/black-at-stuyvesant-high-one-girls-experience.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/education/black-at-stuyvesant-high-one-girls-experience.html#comments

To Be Black at Stuyvesant High

http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2011/08/19/criteria-for-successful-repositories/

Criteria for successful repositories

http://www.physics.mcgill.ca/~grant/559/codes.html

Ising model code

URLS

http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/02/mac-mcclelland-free-online-shipping-warehouses-labor

I was a warehouse wage slave

http://blogs.plos.org/mfenner/2012/02/19/crowdsourcing-the-analysis-of-scholarly-tweets/

Crowdsourcing the analysis of scholarly tweets

http://www.asylum.com/2010/11/12/london-school-of-economics-smart-people-are-nocturnal/

Smart people are nocturnal

http://www.walkscore.com/rankings/

Walkscore rankings

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/14/education/early-admission-applications-rise-as-do-rejections.html

Early admission applications rise as do rejections

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/science/open-science-challenges-journal-tradition-with-web-collaboration.html

Open science challenges

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57329249-93/forget-six-degrees-we-are-actually-closer/

Forget six degrees. We are actually closer

http://popcultureaddict.com/movies-2/zabriskiepoint-htm/

An interesting review of “Zabriskie Point”

http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses

Free online courses

http://blog.pinboard.in/2011/11/the_social_graph_is_neither/

The Social Graph is Neither (Pinboard Blog)

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/25/science/25code.html

Kevin Knight’s team deciphering the Copiale manuscript

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/punctuated-equilibrium/2011/oct/26/1

Punctuated equilibrium

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/17/the-top-1-executives-doctors-and-bankers/

The top 1%

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AcceptableBreaksFromReality

Acceptable Breaks from Reality

http://money.cnn.com/2011/11/03/pf/cost_of_waiting/index.htm?iid=HP_River

The cost of waiting

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/magazine/dont-blink-the-hazards-of-confidence.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

Don’t Blink! The Hazards of Confidence

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21228354.500-revealed–the-capitalist-network-that-runs-the-world.html

Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2011/11/the_wondrous_database_that_reveals_what_books_americans_checked_out_of_the_library_a_century_ago_.html

What books people checked out from the library a century ago

URLs

http://snarxiv.org/vs-arxiv/

Which is the real physics paper :) + repository of artificial papers

http://cacm.acm.org/news/134518-with-big-data-comes-big-responsibilities

With big data come big responsibilities

http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2011/09/30/access-to-scientific-publications-should-be-a-fundamental-right/

Access to scientific publications should be a fundamental right

http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2011/09/16/why-do-we-continue-to-use-citations/

Why do we continue to use citations

http://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm/132932-somebodys-eating-your-lunch/fulltext

About Norvig and Thrun’s online AI course

http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/borders-flagship-store-to-close-for-good-monday/

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/09/12/first.borders.bookstore.closing/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Borders_flagship_store.jpg

Living with the borders closed

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/print/2011/10/the-shame-of-college-sports/8643/

Are student athletes students, athletes, or workers?

http://arxiv.org/abs/1109.1186

Quantifying the influence of scientists and their publications: Distinguishing prestige from popularity

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities

New college rankings

http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.7728991/k.12E8/Meet_the_2011_Fellows.htm

New Macarthur foundation awardees

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ejpepffjfmamnambagiibghpglaidiec

Facebook Disconnect – prevents tracking by Facebook and other social networks

http://online.wsj.com/community/groups/religion-diversity-tolerance-governance/topics/do-we-need-religion-have

Religion, diversity, tolerance

http://www.dhushara.com/book/unraveltree/unravel.htm

Some nice cladistic visualizations

http://theconversation.edu.au/princeton-bans-academics-from-handing-all-copyright-to-journal-publishers-3596

Princeton bans academics from handing all copyright to journal publishers

http://arxiv.org/abs/1109.1605

On Clustering on Graphs with Multiple Edge Types

http://blog.computationalcomplexity.org/2011/07/disproofing-myth-that-many-early.html

Disproving the Myth that many early logicians were a few axioms short of a complete set

http://cacm.acm.org/careers/129084-technion-students-create-application-that-writes-books/fulltext

Technion Students Create Application that ‘Writes’ Books

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3277

Markov’s heart of darkness

http://cacm.acm.org/news/135934-people-as-sensors-twitter-messages-reveal-nfls-big-plays-and-fans-excitement/fulltext

People as sensors