From “Jackson dies, almost takes internet with him” at CNN last week: How many people does it take to break the Internet? On June 25, we found out it’s just one — if that one is Michael Jackson. The biggest showbiz story of the year saw the troubled star take a good slice of the [...]
I have a love-hate thing with Christopher Hitchens (disagree with him on a lot, think he’s an amazing speaker, wouldn’t want to get into an argument with him because I’ve seen him dismantle people with little effort), but this Vanity Fair article in which he describes his experience being waterboarded is really compelling.
Just a note to brag that the November 2007 issue of the British Interplanetary Society’s magazine Spaceflight: The Magazine of Astronautics and Outer Space features an article called “Grumman’s ambitious spider” about how Grumman tried to modify the Lunar Module to give it more flexibility and utility. The authors of this interesting article (which features [...]
By way of Jaime: A dear friend of mine has just entered a contest called “The Search for the Next Public Radio Star.” I realize this is a bit of an oxymoron, but suffice it to say that there is definitely a subculture (of which I am a member) in which working on public radio [...]
Once again, Keith Olbermann gets right to the point and says it in a way I never could: At the dedication of the Gettysburg Memorial — barely four months after the last soldier staggered from another Pennsylvania field — Mr. Lincoln said, “we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave [...]