Archive for March, 2012

Guest Post: Apple Rant

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Editor’s note: This is the first guest post on — it was originally an email Winnie Fung sent, but given that, after all, the site’s name is “”, she graciously allowed it to be posted. I’ve never been an Apple user, so I can’t say this post sums up my feelings, but it certainly sums up […]

Are you a Monumentalist?

Friday, March 9th, 2012

An old tradition holds that the location of the discoloration in the marble of the Washington Monument prefigures the end of the Republic: The discoloration represents the division between the two phases of the Monument’s construction. The phases used marble from different quarries, resulting in a clear visual boundary. The pause between the phases lasted […]