Saturday, November 24, 2007

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top five stories worth reading from this past week in worth-reading stories:

Buzz Feed's annual books of the year list is up.

The American Prospect discusses the problem with youth activism, The Nation wonders when the real Generation Obama will stand up and The Boston Globe reports that young people are reading a lot less.

In economics; Warren Buffet tells Congress to keep taxing the ultra rich as Alternet reports,
Coffee House wonders where real wages have gone and
the Financial Times Of London wonder who will pick up the threads as the US economy continues to unwind.

Salon reports on the gradual fade of the American Empire.

And, The American Prospect discusses the super-sizing of American art museums.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Cryptozoology with Loren Coleman



from Boing Boing

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top five stories worth reading from this past week in worth-reading stories:

Politics are changing the Boston Public Library, possibly for the worst, as the Boston Globe reports.

The Nation brings us a story about American Art in the age of reproduction, and Darthmouth University brings us an historic collage of photographic tampering.

In economics: Alternet looks into the economy surpassing Iraq as America's largest concern this holiday season, the U.S. falls to number 15 in the world in average worker income, plus Hillary and Obama's support of pro-corporate trade deals.

Common Sense looks into the great education myth.

And finally, Forest Gander goes in search of John Ashbury in the Boston Review.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

from Salon



Actual audio from the 1946 film Despotism.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top five stories worth reading from this past week in worth-reading stories:

A moving remembrance of Norman Mailer on Salon;

In two pieces this week, Alternet took a look at both The Falling Dollar and the American Addiction To Debt;

Good news over at The Machinist -- The Atari 2600 enters the toy Hall of Fame;

An interesting piece over at The Financial Times of London about Ownership of the English Language in the modern world;

Finally, Coffee House has an interesting take on the Dichotomy Of Economic Policy and Expansion.