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Rob Anderson's commentary on San Francisco politics from District 5
I've read Mary Beard's journalism and reviews for years in the Times Literary Supplement and the London Review of Books but never knew anything about her until I read the profile ("A Cambridge classicist takes on her sexist detractors") in the September 1 edition of The New Yorker that recounts the shocking abuse she has received over the internet---and how she was raped when she was a student.
Nor had I seen her BBC programs, "Meet the Romans with Mary Beard," which, I was happy to discover, are available on YouTube.
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|Something's gone wrong in Portland|
After a 17-hour train trip, Jason Henderson finally got to Portland with his bike:
But I'm on vacation, and problems of Amtrak's ugly politics aside, once in Portland it all got beautiful. Cycling around Portland is fantastic. With excellent, well-connected bicycle facilities coupled with attentive and polite drivers, bicycle-oriented innovation and businesses flourish in Portland. I've never seen so many cargo bikes and families with children out shopping, cycling to school, and making other utilitarian trips by bicycle.
But Portland's bike news site, BikePortland.org, tells a story of stagnation and political apathy, with commuting by bike stuck for years at 6%.
|Commuting by bike in Portland|
|Portland rail tracks|
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