Monday, December 30
Wednesday, December 25
Monday, December 23
Sunday, December 22
Sadly, infuriatingly, but not surprisingly, the horrible experience Nicholas Monahan went through in Portland, OR at the airport is just plain typical these days. And the real victims are his wife and child.
Friday, December 20
Writers on America is available online, and includes optimistic meditations from Richard Ford, Michael Chabon, and Billy Collins, among others.
Thursday, December 19
It's architecture as national healing. It's also architecture in a rush -- the owner is still coughing up annual rent of $124 million, even with two gaping holes in the ground -- which pretty much kills any hope of a memorial park being developed, rather than twin tower knock-offs. Only one of the proposed plans features a substantial swath of undeveloped land, but what are the chances Richard Meier's open spaces will get a go from them that pay the bills?
Wednesday, December 18
Tuesday, December 17
Monday, December 16
Friday, December 13
And Paul Krugman shares his excellent thoughts. NYTimes login for you freeloaders; login: opensewer; password: iswatching.
So tuned and controlled by speechwriters, so careful of offense are today's politicians that their at ease remarks are more revealing in regards to their personal feelings.
Wednesday, December 11
And what about that last paragraph - there are no quotes. Whose words are those supposed to be? The assistant principal's? The writer's? The bodiless voice of authority?
Tuesday, December 10
"Johnny calls me "da man!" That puts me at ease. It makes me feel comfortable, because I am Black and that's how Black folks talk to one another."
"Sally and Johnny give me ample opportunities to translate rap lyrics, reggae songs, and/or street slang! Like I'm a mouthpiece for many, many cultures of dark-skinned people."
Monday, December 9
Saturday, December 7
Friday, December 6
Thursday, December 5
Yeah, I only linked to an article about the show and not an official link to VH-1, because the idiots who put this one on don't deserve any links at all.
Wednesday, December 4
exploratory links inside