Where’s a Venn diagram or mapmaker when you want one?

  1. Oklahoma City
  2. Birmingham
  3. Memphis
  4. Indianapolis
  5. Columbus
  6. Kansas City
  7. Cincinnati
  8. San Antonio
  9. Charlotte
  10. Salt Lake City
  11. Nashville
  12. Atlanta
  13. Cleveland
  14. St. Louis
  15. Milwaukee
  16. Dallas-Fort Worth
  17. Jacksonville
  18. Houston
  19. Detroit
  20. Austin

"Where to Rent Cheap: Some rents in major metropolitan areas rose more than 10% this year, but apartments in the Midwest and South remain easy on the pocket," Business Week, Maya Roney, January 10, 2007

  1. Jacksonville, FL
  2. Columbus, OH
  3. Indianapolis, IN
  4. Charlotte, NC
  5. Dallas, TX
  6. Nashville, TN
  7. Houston, TX
  8. Raleigh-Durham, NC
  9. Washington, D.C. Metro

"10 Best Cities for African-Americans," Black Enterprise, earlier this year.

  1. New York, NY
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Fort Collins, CO
  4. Raleigh-Durham, NC
  5. Chicago, IL
  6. Portland, OR
  7. Boise, ID
  8. Salt Lake City, UT
  9. Miami, FL
  10. Austin, TX
  11. Madison, WI
  12. Tucson, AZ

U.S. cities listed in "30 Fastest Cities to Live, Work, and Play" slideshow in "Fast Cities 2007," Fast Company, Andrew Park, July/August 2007

Through a glass, wheatly.

"You can make art out of anything that's around you. There
are things that cost nothing, things that you find in the street or in
bins, and then it can go the other way. You can make things out of gold
and platinum. I was thinking about death. The other day I was talking
to a friend and saying that when the kids are in bed and I'm reading
them a story, I always imagine it's me lying on the bed, and it's my
deathbed, and they are older and are sat next to me. The roles reverse.
My friend said, 'I never think that.' And I said, 'Fucking hell, am I
weird?' "

No, you're not weird, Damien. Not about the role reversal thing, anyway. Bling is dead.