This state, when it’s at its finest, is a beacon for social justice.– Gov. Cuomo, on NY becoming the sixth and largest state to approve gay marriage (via newsweek) Yes! So proud of you, NY
“It’s difficult to know, in the wake of Heisenberg and Einstein, what is absolute, what relative, and why. Do we change as witnesses, or does that which we witness change, or both; does it alter because of the viewing, and is our estimate altered by the consciousness of sight? Think of a train track and moving train; does the world pass by while we sit still, or is it the reverse? These...
A summer's worth of French reading →
latimes: Susan Salter Reynolds on summer reading for francophiles.
“It’s about Americans in Paris, Americans over a period of about 100 years. And primarily, I’m writing about Americans of exceptional talent and ambition who wanted very much to make more of their ability and felt that they needed Paris, the experience of Paris, to learn more, primarily, but also to find out how good they were - very much the way people today might come...