Smudged hands used to signify a hard day's work

Thom Yorke of Radiohead put in a plug for the film Inside Job at Wednesday’s concert downtown. Now they’re going to play for Occupy Wall Street. (NYT/Gawker)

Rafael Moneo, the architect behind our beloved NoCo building, joined two others in a New Yorker article that profiled the changing face of research laboratories across the country. Did we mention neighboring Pupin is looking for the God particle? (New Yorker)

At least one bank has announced its plans to start assessing a monthly fee for debit card usage next year a la Netflix. Many have already vocalized their plans to ditch debit cards altogether, which makes us wonder if Flex can save the day, at least for Columbia students. (Wall Street Journal)

A Columbia student accompanied a reporter to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to report on Bosco Ntaganda, a Congolese warlord. (Mother Jones)

Finger paintin’ tyke via Wikimedia