nprfreshair:


"Whether it be the sweeping eagle in his flight, or the open apple-blossom, the toiling work-horse, the blithe swan, the branching oak, the winding stream at its base, the drifting clouds, over all the coursing sun, form ever follows function, and this is the law. Where function does not change, form does not change. The granite rocks, the ever-brooding hills, remain for ages; the lightning lives, comes into shape, and dies, in a twinkling.


It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic, of all things physical and metaphysical, of all things human and all things superhuman, of all true manifestations of the head, of the heart, of the soul, that the life is recognizable in its expression, that form ever follows function. This is the law.”


- Louis Sullivan, 19th century American architect 

More about Sullivan, who was born 158 years ago today.

Is that the Target on State Street? 

nprfreshair:

"Whether it be the sweeping eagle in his flight, or the open apple-blossom, the toiling work-horse, the blithe swan, the branching oak, the winding stream at its base, the drifting clouds, over all the coursing sun, form ever follows function, and this is the law. Where function does not change, form does not change. The granite rocks, the ever-brooding hills, remain for ages; the lightning lives, comes into shape, and dies, in a twinkling.

It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic, of all things physical and metaphysical, of all things human and all things superhuman, of all true manifestations of the head, of the heart, of the soul, that the life is recognizable in its expression, that form ever follows function. This is the law.

- Louis Sullivan, 19th century American architect 

More about Sullivan, who was born 158 years ago today.

Is that the Target on State Street? 

Cycling through World War I

WBEZ political reporter Alex Keefe recounted his recent cycling trip through prominent sites in World War I. Listen to his story, and check out these striking images of how a 100-year-old conflict still scars Europe. (Photo and editing courtesy of Keenan Wells)
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Cycling through World War I

WBEZ political reporter Alex Keefe recounted his recent cycling trip through prominent sites in World War I. Listen to his story, and check out these striking images of how a 100-year-old conflict still scars Europe. (Photo and editing courtesy of Keenan Wells)
Zoom Info
Cycling through World War I

WBEZ political reporter Alex Keefe recounted his recent cycling trip through prominent sites in World War I. Listen to his story, and check out these striking images of how a 100-year-old conflict still scars Europe. (Photo and editing courtesy of Keenan Wells)
Zoom Info
Cycling through World War I

WBEZ political reporter Alex Keefe recounted his recent cycling trip through prominent sites in World War I. Listen to his story, and check out these striking images of how a 100-year-old conflict still scars Europe. (Photo and editing courtesy of Keenan Wells)
Zoom Info

Cycling through World War I

WBEZ political reporter Alex Keefe recounted his recent cycling trip through prominent sites in World War I. Listen to his story, and check out these striking images of how a 100-year-old conflict still scars Europe. (Photo and editing courtesy of Keenan Wells)

nerdettepodcast:

Freaks and nerds unite! On the latest Nerdette Podcast, Freakonomics’ Stephen Dubner teaches Tricia and Greta how to ‘Think Like a Freak’. Plus a portrait of astronaut Sally Ride on the anniversary of her first trip to space, news Freaks (and Geeks) can rejoice over and your Cosmos-related #nerdconfessions.
Nerdette Podcast is on: iTunes | Stitcher | SoundCloud

Competitive hot dog eaters. Cancer-curing scientists. Glass-ceiling shattering astronauts. Cosmos-related nerd confessions. 
There’s lots to love about the latest nerdettepodcast.
Listen, share and let your freak flag fly.

nerdettepodcast:

Freaks and nerds unite! On the latest Nerdette Podcast, Freakonomics’ Stephen Dubner teaches Tricia and Greta how to ‘Think Like a Freak’. Plus a portrait of astronaut Sally Ride on the anniversary of her first trip to space, news Freaks (and Geeks) can rejoice over and your Cosmos-related #nerdconfessions.

Nerdette Podcast is on: iTunes | Stitcher | SoundCloud

Competitive hot dog eaters. Cancer-curing scientists. Glass-ceiling shattering astronauts. Cosmos-related nerd confessions. 

There’s lots to love about the latest nerdettepodcast.

Listen, share and let your freak flag fly.

Going through a little Game of Thrones withdrawal tonight? This University of Chicago A Capella group’s performance of the HBO show’s theme song might help.

via uchicagoadmissions

Author Mary Roach wants you to spit in your food

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Pop science author Mary Roach tells Nerdette hosts Tricia and Greta about answering gross questions most of us are too afraid to ask. Plus a conversation about the nerdy new AMC show Halt And Catch Fire. And, of course, your #nerdconfessions.

Nerdette Podcast is on: iTunes | Stitcher | SoundCloud

Listen to the latest Nerdette Podcast for a conversation about sex, space and spit. Author Mary Roach doesn’t shy away from any topic in her pursuit of science.