Elsewhere

Enjoy Your Weekend: lots of art, plants, and plants-as-art this weekend!

R Crumb’s Short History of America: the world according to R Crumb.

(Fake) Subway Advisory!: a prank, or is the MTA finally being perfectly honest?

New York City : 1961 vs. 2009: identical views of NYC, taken almost 50 years apart.

Where the Streets Had a Name: a fascinating compilation, including nuggets like “Minnesota Strip, because, in the 1970s, the area [Eighth Avenue from 42nd to 57th] was swarming with teenage prostitutes from the Midwest.”

New Map Color Codes Your Commute: just that, and just awesome.

A World Frozen in Time: one of my favorite oddities in Boston is the Mapparium at the Christian Science headquarters; here are photos and a bit of history.

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