As I stood in the bathroom, ripping up boarding passes, waiting for the social...– Jeffrey Goldberg, “The Things He Carried” (November 2008). (via theatlantic)
We see it in academics, we see it in athletics, and to be quite honest, you see...– “Day in the life: A rough playing field,” by Gabriel Debenedetti, Kevin Whitaker, and Andrew Sartorius, The Daily Princetonian
andrewromano: somevideos: “Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles” (52m, 1972), from the BBC Colour “One Pair of Eyes” documentary series. The University of London architectural critic looks at works by Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, Deborah Sussman and conducts an interview with Ed Ruscha. “Beyond all sense or reason.” Wonderful. (via ) 1. Reyner Banham is a great name. 2. Now that the...
I think we’d all like to think you don’t have to be a media conglomerate to...– Richard Gingras, CEO, Salon Media Group, on Salon.com exploring opportunities for a merger or sale. (via futurejournalismproject)
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themorningnews: One of the few enjoyable things to emerge from the latest Wikileak is Cable #06MOSCOW9533. It’s an American diplomat’s experience of a wedding, and oh so much more. It could be Gary Shteyngart doing immersive reporting for Vanity Fair, but with so much real-life political intrigue, history, and… From the cable: The main activity of the day was eating and drinking—...
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Consider the case of the CEO whose testimony persuaded Cooper to embark on this...– “Being “fully human” online”, by Ezra Klein, Washington Post
An ABC News employee said she was subject to a “demeaning” search at...– ABC News Really? Basically worse than going to the gynecologist? I’m glad we’re not feeling sensationalistic today.
Given that Twitter users skew young, one arguable surprise was the reluctance to...– “How Readers Chose to Fix the Deficit,” The New York Times This is really surprising. Sure, Twitter users skew young relative to the general population, but the median age of Twitter users is 31 (higher than any other social network). That’s 31 accounting for millions of...
Everything is amazing right now, and nobody’s happy. Like, in my lifetime, the...– Louis CK “Everything Is Amazing And Nobody Is Happy” (via nedhepburn) Literally every time I travel, I think of Louis CK.
Find an exit — there are plenty of exits, which is one of the many...– “Miracle on 33rd Street,” by Tom Scocca and Choire Sicha, The New York Times
When I was a kid my favorite relative was Uncle Caveman. After school we’d all...– Jack Handy, to get us in the spirit of spending time with family. (via shorterexcerpts)
Zzxjoanw n.) a Maori drum. The recommended use is in Scrabble. The technique is...– The Superior Person’s Book of Words, Peter Bowler
But the argument here is pretty clear — the problem isn’t that the...– Adam Serwer, on the TSA backlash
Studies have shown that people who have recently read online obituaries tend to...– “The Future of Capitalism,” by Andrew Dermont, Big Think
The best Obama impersonator ever.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which...– Carl Sagan (via crookedindifference)
Marketing in the future is like sex. Only the losers will have to pay for it.– “The Future of Advertising,” Fast Company
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It is not a coincidence that her assistant, Lena Jensen, was a contestant on...– “The Tina Brown Turnaround,” by Nick Summers, New York Observer
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Some Connecticut Gospel, by Timothy Andres. (Stick...
The South Koreans are very proud that the G20 summit was held in Seoul, but...– Tim Harford
7 a.m. Wake up. You’ve set your iPhone alarm clock early because this is going...– “Your Day as a Freelance Writer,” by Connor O’Brien, The Bygone Bureau
Information Wants To Be Free. Information also wants to be expensive....– Stewart Brand
“It’s not that I like New York so much. But things happen here that wouldn’t...– “The Price 20-Somethings Pay To Live in the City,” by Constance Rosenblum, The New York Times
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sarah-ball: kryanjones: “Tale as old as time…true as it can be…barely even friends, then somebody bends…unexpectedly….” hehhehehhe
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Newsbeast!!! It’s alive!!!
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I’m procrastinating so mindlessly that I left facebook to go to facebook. FML– Princeton FML
You demonstrated you know how to saddle a horse. Now go find the horse.– Paris Review - The Art of Nonfiction No. 3, John McPhee (via themorningnews) Great interview. INTERVIEWER You wrote a novel for your thesis. Was that unusual for the time? MCPHEE It was among the first the university had ever had. There was a great fight in the English department over...