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The alphabet of the heart

CDEFGHIJKL. For most people this series of letters is a seemingly random chunk of the alphabet devoid of any special meaning. But to Dr. James R. Doty, a clinical professor in Stanford University School of Medicine’s Department of Neurosurgery (to whom I am not related), these ten letters are anything but meaningless; these letters are…

Google’s city

After blocking the construction of the Lower Manhattan Expressway – which would have uprooted neighborhood blocks and erased Washington Square Park from the map – Jane Jacobs packed her New York memories and moved to Toronto. She was off-put by the Roman-inspired grandeur of constructions like New York’s Lincoln Center, which dedicated immense amounts of space for…