Milwaukee Architecture

Santiago Calatrava's recent addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum is by far not the only great building in Wisconsin's largest city. In this site, architecture aficionado and professor of electrical engineering Steven Reyer has indexed photographs and descriptions of a few hundred buildings in Milwaukee. They are sorted by decade, alphabetically, and, in the Learn More section, by architect. To provide context, a few panoramic views are also included. Mr.

Spanish Subject Headings

Created by the Oakland and San Francisco Public Libraries, this is a handy guide to common Library of Congress Subject Headings and their Spanish equivalents. While the headings are given in English to Spanish translation only and not vice versa, it is nonetheless very useful.

Kangaroos Offer Clues to Global Warming

Hoping to do their part in the fight against greenhouse gases, Australian researchers believe they have stumbled onto something momentous. Studying the business end of farm animals, scientists have discovered that where ruminants such as cows and sheep produce lots of methane, kangaroos emit none. Attributing such a phenomenon to bacteria in the gut of the kangaroo, the scientific community hopes to put a cork in some fifteen percent of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions. One can't help but wonder, could help for men be just around the corner?

The History of Eating Utensils

If you were alive around, say, 800 AD, you'd probably be eating off of your knife that you constantly carry around with you, or else you'd just use your hands. Forks, which originated in the Middle East, would not be common in Europe until the wealthy began using them in the 1600s. To quote from the site: Why should a person need a fork when God had given him hands? Some great examples of all kinds of cutlery (chopsticks, spoons, etc.) from all over the world are provided, along with a history of each.

On Photographing the World Trade Center Site: An Interview....

Although McSweeney's is best known for its satire and humor pieces, it has also been covering events surrounding last September's terrorist attacks. New York City photographer Joel Meyerowitz, who essentially is now the official photographer of the World Trade Center site, is interviewed here. Although fairly brief, he discusses a variety of things: how he gained permission to photograph the site, the emotional toll it has taken on him, and how he works and chooses his subjects.