Natalie Portman



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Most Attractive and Highly Intelligent Actresses of All Time

By Dom Nozzi

March 23, 2018

  • Physical attractiveness (Standards for beauty change over time. Many, for example, consider Marilyn Monroe to be very beautiful. I am not one of them.)
  • Exceptionally intelligent (Some actresses are physically gorgeous, but for me, if the woman is not exceptionally intelligent, I am not particularly impressed.)
  • Has appeared in major motion pictures (The actress may be stunningly beautiful, but if she is obscure or not sufficiently talented to have been in a major film or TV show or major musical event, I don’t find her worthy of mention. After all, the list would therefore become too unwieldy in length)
  • Was not a “flash in the pan” (Physical beauty must show some longevity to be meaningful, in my view)

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Best Ever Transportation and Urban Design Books

The following books, which are not in order of importance, are the best-ever books I have ever read in my several decades of academic and professional work in town and transportation planning.

  • The High Cost of Free Parking, by Donald Shoup (2005)
  • Suburban Nation, by Duany, Plater-Zyberk, Speck (2010)hi
  • Home From Nowhere, by James Howard Kunstler (1998)
  • The Great Good Place, by Ray Oldenburg (1991)
  • Walkable City, by Jeff Speck (2013)
  • Cities in Full, by Steve Belmont (2002)
  • Cities and Automobile Dependence, by Paul Newman and Jeffrey Kenworthy (1989)
  • Stuck in Traffic, by Anthony Downs (1992)
  • The Car and the City, by Alan Durning (1996)
  • Zoned Out: Regulations, Markets, Transportation, by Jonathan Levine (2006)
  • Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City, by Peter Norton (2008).
  • The Rise of the Creative Class, by Richard Florida (2002)
  • Green Metropolis, by David Owen (2009)
  • Asphalt Nation, by Jane Holtz Kay (1997)
  • Street Design, by Dover and Massengale (2013)
  • Trees in Urban Design, by Henry Arnold (1993)


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