Monday, September 28, 2009


The rainclouds dissolved and the sun burned through on Sunday for Fiesta(!) DC, the annual Latin American Festival that rages up and down Mt. Pleasant Street, a few dozen feet from my new front door. Given the neighborhood's demographics, the fiesta became a de facto a Salvadorian celebration, which, given the succulence of Salvadorian pupusas, was alright with me. I snapped a few photos. Here's a caballero singing to my neighborhood:
Trying on shades. Smiling for the camera.
Hold on to your hat, the parade is about to begin:
Las Señoritas:
Flamenco dance:

Friday, September 18, 2009

Soft Power

Nothing tastes of Cold War victory quite like former Soviets singing my pop music.

Sing it, Pavel:

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I'm an American Potato

I don't really have much to say about this, except that I understand Italians less than I thought I did.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Global Mobile

That's the name of my new blog over at We're trying to repackage our work away from the group blog model to individual blogs, so if the occasionally discombobulated nature of the full NDN blog was troubling you, here's your chance to limit your intake to my news briefs and analyses on how mobile technology is changing our world.

Once again, that's

And as a thank you for your continued readership, here's the song of the day (really looking forward to this album):