Category Archives: media

RIP the village voice

That one time I took a Sylvia Plachy picture. I read the Village Voice every week of the seven years I lived in New York. Every single week. If I was out of town, I bought it at the nearest … Continue reading

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alternative view

Cory Doctorow, speaking at Assembly, gives another view of the last few years of British news, ca minute 47: We have rampant visible corruption in our governments. The United Kingdom where I live, for example, it was just revealed that … Continue reading

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rip the things we forgot to save

An emerging list of lost Internet value: Television Without Pity, where the best posts ever were Stee’s reviews of the original Temptation Island Fametracker‘s “Two Stars One Slot” feature. Where are we now supposed to go for verification that Leo … Continue reading

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to tweet or not to tweet

This flyer comes from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Hamlet. The quality of the production is not at issue here; Hamlet isn’t one of my favorite plays but I thought this was amazing and would see it again. I particularly … Continue reading

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time and news

I abused the backdate function of WordPress quite a lot on my old blog and I intend to continue. That is, the date on a post is not necessarily the day I pushed the “send” button, but more likely the … Continue reading

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the third act begins

Leslie Harpold, one of the early Internet colonists I encountered on alt.society.generation-x and its spinoffs, died this past weekend of natural but sudden causes. Most of you kids probably don’t remember what life was like back in the early Clinton … Continue reading

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talk like slj day

Pirates of the Caribbean 2 is on a dozen movie screens here, as is The Da Vinci Code, but I can’t find the movies I really want to see: An Inconvenient Truth and Snakes on a Plane. I generally assume … Continue reading

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I am so psyched to be getting out of town and going to Jyväskylä this weekend, I can’t tell you. 12 people, an 18-hour sauna in the countryside, sausages and beer, autumn leaves. The next weekend I get to move … Continue reading

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Vin Scelsa’s Idiot’s Delight has a web show, every Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 6 pm Eastern time. One more reason not to bother going back to New York. PS 2015: Vin sounds a little slower these days but … Continue reading

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This is one of the coolest press releases I’ve ever seen, especially the last three paragraphs (cool =/= proofread, though). Via everybody.

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Getting linked by famous bloggers is always a good start. I still maintain that Gavin Friday is made up, along with Emerald Germs, Disco Pig, and the Virgin Prunes. Here’s a slash story based on Brideshead Revisited – pretty good stuff. PS … Continue reading

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