- Freewheelers is a series of video portraits of tricked-out bikes and the people who ride them – from self-build fixies and coveted vintage steeds to bikes as art or manifestations of style.
- Two bipartisan senators have proposed a sensible idea that most people are going to hate. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio) wrote to President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform calling for a 25-cent per gallon hike in the federal gas tax. The increased revenue would be used to pay for transporation infrastructure and pay down the ballooning federal debt. (via NYT Green Blog)
- Philly artist Alex Queral has found a creative application for those useless, wasteful anachronisms known as phone books. Using an X-ACTO knife and acrylic ink, Queral makes painstakingly detailed, sculptural portraits of cultural icons out of the pages. (via Flavorwire)
- Royal Dutch Shell is pushing forward on its plans to drill for oil off Alaska's northern coast. Echoing most of our sentiments, Pew Environment Group warns that the oil giant isn't prepared for a potential spill in the Arctic, where the risks and unknowns are far greater than in the Gulf. (via Guardian)