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Entries from August 2008

The (Rock) Stars Are Aligned

August 11th, 2008 · 15 Comments

I found myself this weekend in one of those perennial conversations about which contemporary bands are likely to hold up over time: Which albums of the past five years, say, are we still going to be listening to a decade out? But as I was mulling this a little later, I was suddenly struck by […]

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Tags: Art & Culture

Open Source Journalism

August 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Right after the publication of Der Spiegel‘s interview with Nouri al-Maliki last month, there was, as you’ll recall, a certain amount of fuss about whether his apparent endorsement of Barack Obama’s withdrawal timeline had been mistranslated or taken out of context. And while later analyses of the original interview recordings seem to have vindicated the […]

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Tags: Journalism & the Media

People are Different, Film at 11

August 8th, 2008 · 5 Comments

I’d meant to say something in passing about Kerry Howley’s righteous smackdown of noted telepath Melissa Lafsky, who had clucked her tongue at Kerry and other ova donors who won’t fess up to the deep emotional trauma they must have experienced as a result of the process. Favorite graf: It’s worth pointing out that anyone […]

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Tags: Sexual Politics · Sociology

No, Actually, You Can Go

August 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on No, Actually, You Can Go

So, DC conservatives are all (ahem) atwitter over #dontgo, a mobile social networking powered movement dedicated to attacking Congressional Democrats for adjourning without deploying their magical Congress-powers to “solve” the energy crisis. More specifically, the plan is apparently to make hay of the refusal to open up the continental shelf to offshore drilling, which is […]

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Tags: Economics

Fun with Calendars

August 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on Fun with Calendars

A quick tip for iPhone wielders, because I’m finding this pretty handy.  If you’re like me, there are various different places where events you might want to attend are stored. You’ve got your own calendar on the phone, which is probably the one that reminds you what you’re actually planning to do day to day.  […]

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