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Posted on March 19, 2015 by Jeff Reifman

What Are the Odds of Finding Your Ideal Partner (in Seattle)?

For its Valentines Day episode in 2013, This American Life’s David Kestenbaum shared an anecdote of physicists trying to calculate the odds of finding a girlfriend in Boston. They began with the population of Boston, adjusted for the female contingent that they were searching for, adjusted for the fraction within ten years of his age Read More

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Posted on December 27, 2012 by Jeff Reifman

Vivian Maier, Street Photographer featured in This American Life’s The Invisible Made Visible

I┬áreally enjoyed This American Life’s 2 hour movie special, “The Invisible Made Visible“. One of the highlights was learning about the largely unknown street photographer Vivian Maier. This Life tells the story of her posthumous discovery when John Maloof acquired 30,000 of her prints and negatives in a storage locker auction. It’s worth downloading the Read More