Link: Conventions Post Mortem – It’s the Turnout, Stupid! kopoint: The Coventions are over. But you may be scratching your head wondering what happened. Well, if you feel more or less likely to go and vote after the convention, then they got you. Here’s how. DO INDEPENDENTS MATTER? If you really aren’t interested in the … Continue reading Conventions Post Mortem – It’s the Turnout, Stupid!
Link: Books Without Borders A bookseller recounts “My Life at the World’s Dumbest Bookstore Chain” – discovered by @Andrlik. In my youth I worked as a bookseller – at a large chain, then an indie. This story, told from the perspective of a former employee, tells the sad tale of one chain’s demise. — — — … Continue reading Books Without Borders
Link: Online Commenting: The Age of Rage The psychologists call it “deindividuation”. It’s what happens when social norms are withdrawn because identities are concealed. The classic deindividuation experiment concerned American children at Halloween. Trick-or-treaters were invited to take sweets left in the hall of a house on a table on which there was also a … Continue reading Online Commenting: The Age of Rage
Link: Getting Bin Laden: What happened that night in Abbottabad. From The New Yorker by Nicholas Schmidle Full Shortly after eleven o’clock on the night of May 1st, two MH-60 Black Hawk helicopters lifted off from Jalalabad Air Field, in eastern Afghanistan, and embarked on a covert mission into Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden. … Continue reading Getting Bin Laden: What happened that night in Abbottabad.
Getting Bin Laden: What happened that night in Abbottabad.
Link: Critical Analysis of “Page One: Inside the New York Times” Watching the film was a fun and interesting challenge for me: on one hand, I read film like a text, as I sometimes like to wear a film critic’s hat; on the other, I personally know some of the ‘stars’ of the film and … Continue reading Critical Analysis of “Page One: Inside the New York Times”
Critical Analysis of “Page One: Inside the New York Times”
Link: NY Times: Children of Darkness Urban Exploring in NYC July 29, 2007By BEN GIBBERD JOE ANASTASIO, a slim, dark-haired Web designer for a Wall Street publishing company, was standing outside Madison Square Garden, dressed in black work boots, a torn blue check shirt and a bomber jacket. It was a brisk Sunday morning in … Continue reading NY Times: Children of Darkness
NY Times: Children of Darkness