Me: Remember when 'It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp' won an Oscar? That was AWESOME.
Becca: Yeah, kind of like when that band, you know, that Suburbs band won the Grammy.
I have used Twitter to set up two interviews this week. This is distressing, because if Twitter becomes useful for genuine professional purposes…where am I going to go with all my sarcasm and whining?
Graphic design professor: You will, eventually, bleed from an X-Acto knife.
Fu: I thought the bleeding was supposed to stay on the page...
To add my voice to the many sounding off: I saw Nir Rosen speak at the Boston Book Festival this past October, with Thanassis Cambanis and Haleh Esfandiari as part of a panel on the Middle East. I do remember finding him insightful, but also wondering if he thought through his statements fully before speaking. To be clear, I didn’t think then that Rosen deliberately tried to be...
Why Public Media Matters →
My best friend wrote this. Besides being awesome solely for that reason, it’s also absolutely true. But to risk losing public broadcasting’s relevant and educational voice in a sea of often otherwise mind-numbing “mainstream” stations is something we cannot afford at all (While The Bachelor does teach you how to embarrass yourself on national television, it...
I just watched a commercial on Hulu aimed at parents, suggesting their lazy, irresponsible, untrustworthy children (i.e., all children) are probably addicted to media. That’s absolutely ridiculous. Of course I’m addicted to media. But I don’t see how that’s a bad thing. Media is everything.
People who have lived in Brookline
Conan O’Brien James Taylor Barbara Walters John F. Kennedy Theo Epstein Larry Bird The guy who invented the safety razor A couple of ambassadors, authors and photographers A contestant on America’s Next Top Model (cycle 15, which apparently existed) Mike Wallace The creator of Roger Rabbit As of September 1, Anna, Andy and me
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Destiny has no beeper; destiny always leans trenchcoated out of an alley with...– David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
A list of journalists threatened in some way in... →
theatlantic: abcworldnews: We’ve compiled a list of all the journalist who have been in some way threatened, attacked or detained while reporting in Egypt. When you put it all into one list, it is a rather large number in such a short period of time. Important. Not only important, but scarily long.
Christiane Amanpour doesn't have Anderson Cooper's...
So that makes her totally less worthwhile as a human being, right? I’m pretty sure TMZ thinks so, based on the offensively disrespectful “news update” they titled “Christiane Amanpour — I Was Attacked in Egypt, Too!!” It’s perfectly legitimate journalism (though, for the record, I do not actually expect “journalism” to occur at TMZ) to make...
I’m currently watching the second hour of Anderson Cooper 360, live from a shadowy basement in Cairo, where it’s just after 6am and the danger hasn’t dwindled. I pretty much lack words at the moment, but I want to acknowledge my amazement at a couple things. One, that this didn’t become real to many people until Anderson Cooper got attacked earlier today. As much as I...