Does it really work this way?
Still, Mr. Conroy noted that as investors’ focus in the euro zone shifts to Portugal and Spain following the bailout for Ireland, “there’s definitely some cause for concern.” — WSJ I see this a lot — that once one particular concern resolves, investors “move on” or “shift” to another point of concern. The weird thing is that the...
“I can tell you that in my conversations, at least... →
As a successful author Vonnegut sometimes pushed whimsy into self- indulgence,...– from Julian Assange’s old blog. (via ferrrn)
endasher: When they say ‘cables,’ do they literally mean cables? As in telegrams, in morse code? Actually, It’s funny they didn’t call them ‘text messages’ back then. They mean emails!
If you are genuinely interested in seeking to stop... →
Publication would: •Place at risk on-going cooperation between countries – partners, allies and common stakeholders – to confront common challenges from terrorism to pandemic diseases to nuclear proliferation that threaten global stability.
A soda to anyone who can remember what one-year anniversary happened today!
Along with the similarly folkie “Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small...– A.V. Club. Um um um …
I’m on the commuter rail from Wellesley Farms into Boston and I hear… “I think I’m not in the realm of the perfect. … I think I’m not what you’re looking for.” “How do you mean?” “I can see the religion thing being a big problem.” “It is my greatest concern.” “Thank you for validating my...
If a Gawker Media property publishes an anonymous or pseudonymous or sacrificial-lambous hit piece/baiting piece of shit, maybe the best thing to do is recognize that Gawker kind of sucks anyway and stop giving it your business/links/outrage.
Q: Nobody’s ever brought down an airplane this way. Why worry about it? A: Nobody thought a bank could bring down the entire global economy before 2008, but guess what? Banks kept trying and eventually they figured out how to do it. Ditto for terrorists, who learn from their mistakes. Maybe next time they’ll try a slightly bigger shoe. Or a better explosive. Or a more efficient...
paulbrady: “How do you put out an original national newspaper every day with a staff of only 100?” — David Carr, no doubt getting some chuckles out of Denton et al. this morning. [Bell goes “Ding!”]
“When you look at how much he wrote and the... →
Let’s go down to Philly to buy a cheese steak. We’ll take the Acela. It’s crazy. Or is it? Maybe it’s clever, clever with a “C.”
alexanderbasek: Last night, Refresh’s intrepid host said that the readings “are not really about the Internet, that’s just what I tell listings editors.” Yet, of the six readers, only one of them prepared something ahead of time, while the other five chose to “wing it” with varying levels of success. So, maybe it IS about the Internet? Those five writers needed an editor (or, heck a drafts...
Sarah Palin has found a new way to channel the Tea Party movement’s...– Bloomberg. This is kind of like going to a hospital and stabbing the patients to protest health care reform.
And now this: "And Now This"
two-truths-and-a-lie: Truth: My first piece of published fiction, a 394-word short-short called “And Now This,” went live yesterday. Not exactly Franzenesque, as literary debuts go, but Word Riot is actually considered one of the big boys of the literary e-zine world (disregarding the oxymoronicness of that phrase), and hey, if a little flash fiction isn’t enticement enough for you, there’s...
Location-based social check-in apps were the hot topic earlier this year, but...– (RWW) Earlier this year like, what, a few months ago when everyone went bananas over Facebook getting in on this “segment”? Does cooling down mean “seeing increased rates of adoption and, as improbable as it might seem, clever ways to monetize”? Oh, wait, I think I know. Remember how sweet things...
So is Salman Rushdie kind of the Moby of... →
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alexanderbasek: Sitting at the Cellar Bar’s bar in the Andaz last night, I witnessed some service industry schadenfreude. Or maybe underminey-ness? I’m pretty sure it wasn’t Weltanschauung, though. A 30-ish Asian man wearing glasses and a well-fitted, modish blue pinstripe suit sat down next to me. Soon it…
[W]ho wants to watch a story about a bunch of girls having disastrous...– Sady Doyle for The Awl.
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one weird thing about now vs. the recent-ish past
keyholez: Nowadays, everyone has to have a writing style, because almost everyone writes (you know, emails and stuff). Twenty years ago, almost no one had a writing style. <3 <3 <3
If anyone can find the skate-mag oral history of The Search for Animal Chin where Tony Hawk talks about people coming up to him and quoting lines from the movie, please let me know. I’ll buy you a beer. Maybe it was Caballero. I’ll also buy you a beer if it was Caballero.
The arrangement, if it holds, is in many ways a win-win for both sides, with Dr. Harman getting a respected editor who will generate buzz around a magazine that many in the publishing world had left for dead, and Ms. Brown gaining an editing job back in a well-known print publication. The New York Times. Well okay then.
So here I am. Reviewing the review, I see I couldn’t decide whether Pink was...– Nick Sylvester.