Sunday, April 10, 2016

Masters Weekend Links

Hopefully your Sunday afternoon was less of a letdown than Jordan Speith's.  Here are some stories I thought were interesting:

How Canada Was Shut Out of the NHL Playoffs - VICE Sports

Sacramento Shakedown - The Baffler

The Unbearable Whiteness of Baseball - New York Times

The Enduring Mystery of 'Jawn', Philadelphia's All-Purpose - Atlas Obscura (h/t C Moore)

City of Water - The New Yorker.  From 2003, but gives good information on the New York water system, and the Sandhogs who built it.

Something Uneasy in the Los Angeles Air - Curbed Los Angeles.  On the history and effect of the Santa Ana winds.

The Secret Movement to Draft General James Mattis for President - Daily Caller

Virgins, Booze and American Elections - New York Times

Don't Dismantle Government - Fix It - American Prospect

Why is the U.S. unwilling to pay for good public transportation? - The Conversation

10 Demographic Trends that are Shaping the United States and the World - Pew Research Center

The Brainbelt Awakening - Foreign Policy

100-Year-Old Frost Maps Show How Climate Change Has Shifted the Growing Season in the United States - Slate and Length of Growing Season - US EPA

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