“Show me a fifty-foot fence and I’ll show you a fifty-one-foot ladder.” Or maybe a ramp (#fail). The New Yorker brings us 2012’s most outlandish stories from the drug war in Mexico.
Josh Begley’s chronicle of playing golf at one of the most exclusive “gated communities” in the United States: Angola Maximum-Security Prison.
One of Professor Ananya Roy’s students at Berkeley made an animated version of an introductory lecture to her undergraduate class on “Global Poverty”, which regularly has some 500-700 (more?) students.
Quinn Norton provides an extensive, well-written portrait of #Occupy, a “Eulogy,” she calls it. There’s a lot to think about in the piece, though I take issue with some of her characterizations (especially, on Oakland).
Finally, some moving tributes to the late Neil Smith in the latest issue of Environment and Planning D: Society and Space.