September 14, 2014 • 2:44 PM
“One of the biggest myths about poverty in the United States is that a relatively small segment of the population is poor, and that this represents a more or less permanent underclass. But…lots of people move in and out of poverty over the course of their lives. And it doesn’t take much for people at the edge to lose their footing.”
Filed under: Douglas Quenqua, 2014, Columbia Magazine
There was a time when 13-year-old girls would just ask their parents or friends if they were pretty. Now, thanks to the miracle of YouTube, they can ask the whole ugly Internet. Not surprisingly the Internet is pretty dickish in return.
Filed under: Douglas Quenqua, New York Times, 2014
There is a field of study known as archeoacoustics that tries to look at history through sound. As you can imagine, it’s pretty limited. But one thing these guys have managed to figure out is that some of the rocks used to build Stonehenge were “ringing rocks,” stones that are known for producing loud, clangy noises. Was the whole thing just one big instrument? They make an interesting case.
Filed under: Douglas Quenqua, New York Times, archeoacoustics, Stonehenge