Links for 2007-08-07

Que Sera Sera: Cringe
On the first Wednesday of each month, brave souls come forward and read aloud from their teenage diaries, journals, notes, letters, poems, abandoned rock operas, and other general representations of the crushing misery of their humiliating adolescence.

Resolved Movie

The Deliverymen’s Uprising: How Radical Bicyclists Are Fighting Against Exploitation — New York Magazine
For $1.75 an hour, they put up with abusive employers, muggers, rain, snow, potholes, car accidents, six-day weeks, and lousy tips. Not anymore.

The Near-Fame Experience of Being a Bravo Reality Star — New York Magazine
With shows like Project Runway and Top Chef, the Bravo cable channel skillfully packages the fantasy that gifted amateurs can break into the big time. But make no mistake: It is a fantasy.

Obesity – Smoking – Depression – Friends – Eating Disorders – Medicine and Health – New York Times
“In the past few years we have been seeing a network revolution. People sensed that networks were out there, but they never had large enough data sets to start understanding them in a quantitative fashion.”

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