Archive for May, 2010

Lost Languages Found, in New York

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Fascinating article in the New York Times the other day about the languages that are more commonly heard in New York than anywhere else in the world, even from where they originated: “Listening to (and Saving) the World’s Languages.”

Key quote is a short one but a good one: “some experts believe New York is home to as many as 800 languages.”


But it seemed like such a good idea four years ago …

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Yep, the ‘Armani Hotel Dubai’ opened this week in Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building: “Armani Debuts in Dubai.”

Wonder how tough it’ll be nowadays to fill those 160 rooms that start at $750 a night …