People in Los Angeles live in stacked pods to afford rent.
In a column for the Los Angeles Times, Nita Lelyveld interviews residents of a pod complex in Hollywood, where people pay up to $945 a month for a sleeping berth. Granted, there's also a trendy co-working space, a trendy Peloton bike, a trendy backyard fire pit to enjoy. Still...
Here’s the catch: Each single-sex unit is designed to accommodate 18 men or 18 women. Each diminutive bedroom with its private bathroom: four to six adults in small, stacked rectangular spaces called “pods” just wide enough for a mattress and high enough to sit but not stand on top of it.
Perhaps not too small for someone like Stephen Johnson of San Antonio, who lives with just 11 things. (But what does he wear on laundry day?)
We learn that a “visionary and relentless” Jeff Bezos continued to drive a beat-up Honda Accord even as he became a billionaire, but his reported remark to an Amazon sales team that they ought to treat small publishers the way a lion treats a sickly gazelle is apparently not deemed worthy of the historical record.↩︎ The Nation
“Charles was up-and-down on the television show. He certainly enjoyed what The Addams Family did for his earning power, but he said the characters were 'half as evil.' To be honest, he didn’t even really watch it, because on Friday nights he was usually out to dinner or on a date.”↩︎ Smithsonian
A sentiment analysis of Jane Eyre.
I analysed the words in Eyre,
The foul, the fair, I laid them bare,
And put them on the net to share
The sentiments I found in there.
In doing so, I must confess,
I saw a trend I hadn't guessed:
That all the parts I liked the best
Were also all the most depressed.