Andrew Sullivan: My Distraction Sickness — and Yours

“The reason we live in a culture increasingly without faith is not because science has somehow disproved the unprovable, but because the white noise of secularism has removed the very stillness in which it might endure or be reborn.” – Andrew Sullivan: My Distraction Sickness — and Yours

The sounds of our lives suck! How to make cities better by ending the blight of noise

“In 2004, London adopted a comprehensive sonic strategy. The “Sounder City” initiative, outlined in this 280-page manual, was intended to fight noise pollution. It suggested improvements to everything from flight paths to utility company repairs to canal traffic. “Our soundscape needs as much care as townscape or landscape,” the report wrote.” – The sounds of… Continue reading The sounds of our lives suck! How to make cities better by ending the blight of noise

A Passage from Hong Kong by Maya Jasanoff

“Though “ships are the greenest of mass transport,” their noise pollution wrecks marine habitats: “A supertanker can be heard in the sea a day before its arrival,”” – A Passage from Hong Kong by Maya Jasanoff

Karl Ove Knausgaard is Your Favorite Author’s Favorite Author

“In the same way that the heart does not care which life it beats for, the city does not care who fulfills its various functions. When everyone who moves around the city today is dead … the sound of people’s comings and goings, following the same old patterns, will still ring out. The only new… Continue reading Karl Ove Knausgaard is Your Favorite Author’s Favorite Author