Alexis C. Madrigal

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Honestly, it’s been a long week and this is gonna be so, so good. I really want to hear people’s worst BBQ opinions. I know you all have them. twitter.com/KQEDForum/stat…
Last tweet before I go listen to birds rather than bird app… This book!! Devoured it in 3 days. If you are interested in the octopus, other minds, AI, consciousness, sci-fi, or just good fiction … pick this book up when it comes out in October. An exhilarating experience!
This is a beautiful book. Just two of many passages I have loved. One on plant movement (among other things), the other on the first appearance of haha and hehe. twitter.com/KQEDForum/stat…
Reading the Financial Times makes me imagine this alternative United States where reasonable economic policies could constitute our politics instead of … whatever culture war thing is being cooked up ft.com/content/72309a…
I keep thinking about posting on all this housing Twitter stuff… But no… Listen to this absolute banger instead: youtu.be/YWaTsluOXNY
The Bay Area *does* have scorpions, in case you did not know or have tried your best to forget. twitter.com/KQED/status/15…
Still can’t believe that Warriors game. Or sleep.
Third wave coffee! Things only 80s kids know! The DFA remix of Le Tigre’s Deceptacon! HTML! Ah, that’s better. I’m back. Thanks, @km.
but actually really… is this a setting? am i just stuck without auto-capitalization from here on out??
my phone mysteriously stopped capitalizing basically anything and i feel 10 years younger already
what it lacks in romance, it makes up for with potential
To close this loop... This is the winner. twitter.com/Liz_Chiarello/…
Based on these replies, it feels like some people in STS, history of medicine, and bioethics probably are still working on this.
Question for historians and public health experts: is there a magisterial academic history on the development and implementation of “harm reduction,” especially as it relates to substance dependence?
Kind of incredible that Warriors revenue is up 50% since their last season at Oracle (when, obviously, they were already an amazing dynastic team). sportsbusinessjournal.com/Journal/Issues…
let’s goooo also note: Sam was a late scratch, unfortunately twitter.com/KQEDForum/stat…
Who knew that Charlie Sheen “tiger blood” time would turn out to be a weird harbinger of the real future of Twitter?
Yes, that’s right. The mandolins are going. @ramtinarablouei’s composition will be the new thing I listen to every single day!
Waaaarrriiioooorrrrssss!!!!
This is not real (right???!) but whoever wrote this is a genius (and probably an underemployed history grad student??) twitter.com/jbushnell/stat…
TIL Chef Boyardee was a real dude… Ettore Boiardi. Seriously. Just one of like three thousand fascinating things I’ve learned from @IanMacAllen’s book Red Sauce.
If you’re interested in getting involved with @chptr510 in some capacity, just DM. I’m on the board — and it a remarkably interesting, thoughtful group of people. Or you can just give them all your money. That’s fine, too.
There is even a ~ pneumatic tube ~ that works! Why? Because it is awesome.
You can find out more here or just head down to Old Town Oakland. It will blow your mind. I’m so proud of the team and happy for the kids who will be using this space. chapter510.org
The grand opening of the new @chptr510 space is today! It’s down at Swan’s Market in Oakland. The crew is just so incredibly creative. Look at this youth writing center!
Yes, Robin is right about all of this. Wise, even. robinsloan.com/lab/lost-threa…
What’s the best serious book to read on the rise of Chinese electronics manufacturing?
A hidden layer of history revealed in the measurement of 82.5 feet (or 30 varas) twitter.com/elsanfrancisca…
Had to get out to Briones after the news of the last week. All green and blue with sprays of orange poppies and patches of purple lupine.
Another cry for help: where does one find Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data from before 2007? FWIW, 2007–> is at the CFPB site! consumerfinance.gov/data-research/…
This came in the mail today! Not an easy book to screenshot from.
Ooooh ... this should be at my house by this weekend. Will share excerpts. First pubbed in 1988. wiley.com/en-us/Securiti…
If anyone has access to this paper, I'd ... love to read it. (Really missing my academic library access this week!) journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.106…
If you’ve been following this thread, I am happy to report that I had a 🤯 conversation with Martha Poon this morning. Thanks to everyone who has helped me vector towards some answers here.
Another breadcrumb for anyone interested in this query sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
But—as in all things—I would much rather an academic historian had really done this topic up.
Some promising directions from this big review of MBS. annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.11…
Question: has anyone done a computing history of mortgage-backed securities and other financial risk evaluation tools? Say, 1968-2008? (@danbouk? @adam_tooze?)
Also, side note, so you know she and her mother wrote some 20 THOUSAND letters to each other — and she has them all! I need some intrepid graduate student to spend a few years there in her garage.
I knew she was a legend, but I was not prepared for how brilliant, hilarious, and charming Isabel Allende is. This might be the best-feeling interview I’ve ever done in my life. twitter.com/KQEDForum/stat…
I could not remember when the grounding of the Ever Given was ... to even within like a 6 month period.
Of all the tasks in my job, about the only thing I hate is having to cut people off because a segment is ending. I just feel terrible about it. And I had to do it twice today! 😩
As far as I’m concerned, Dorothy is the final arbiter for all Oakland questions. Both an amazing mind and community leader. twitter.com/KQEDForum/stat…
Got out on a friend’s boat in the Bay today — and it was glorious.
You can, of course, also just donate money to @chptr510, which would be a good way of using money. chapter510.org/donate
If you're a big Birbiglia fan, you should know there will be a small-group conversation with him after the show! If you're not, you can hear my chat with him on @KQEDForum and then smash that buy tickets link: kqed.org/forum/20101018…
So, I'm on the board of @chptr510, a magical local youth writing center. We're building out a new space in Old Oakland— and we have a special benefit coming up with @birbigs on the 19th. To support Chapter 510 and see a fantastic show, buy tickets here: chapter510.org/events/a-mike-…
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