Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts. Founded by Mark Kleiman (1951-2019)
Yeah–it’s nice sometimes to have a zoom lens
For much of the White Sox game, I was in nosebleed seats pretty far from the action.
It doesn’t look that way through a 300mm zoom lens. Not a lot of skill deployed there. It’s just one of life’s simple pleasures.
Author: Harold Pollack
Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect, tnr.com, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.
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