On the too-damn-insidery scale, scientists’ gossipy e-mail exchanges about climate change is roughly equivalent to the last Obliterati or 2-pm brunch with your reporter friends: entertaining because of the irresponsible ramblings that create needless drama when presented for public consumption. It relieves me to learn that people in other fields do it too, as though not being able to...
My personal life is a postscript to my novels; it consists of the sentence, ‘And...– Ayn Rand, Author’s Note to Atlas Shrugged. Despite what you think of her, you have to admit that this is an undeniably noble outlook and fairly badass, as well. (via bmichael) (via natface) (via aminamania)
New York Times Washington correspondent Jodi... →
Commence player-hating in five, four, three, …. (via meredithnyc)
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ninety9: “Sad and drab? The culture of over-sharing reveals pervasive disappointment” Tina is sad, or so she says, after realizing her local Whole Foods no longer carries her favorite free trade chocolate. She broadcasts this information to 482 followers of her twitter feed, and many whom she wouldn’t normally describe of friends ‘retweet’ her observation with equally pithy despair, a...
My only advantage as a reporter is that I am so physically small, so...– Joan Didion, in the preface to Slouching Towards Bethlehem. (via meaghano)
And Besides, He Doesn't Even Have A Tumblr.
This is probably a fair-enough comparison, but to the extent it’s accurate, I still don’t see a problem. Sorkin does seem like a “kid with good access to powerful old men” — access most other business reporters just don’t have and can’t, for one reason or another, acquire. That’s kinda the point, and I read his stuff because of his access, not...
We are not able to cover the recent visit by a Supreme Court justice due to...– Justice Anthony M. Kennedy demands right to edit high-school newspaper article about his visit. (via)
It’s been seven months since I gave that answer, and they have done...– I think that I’ve missed something — apparently, Carrie Prejean has been censored. Hooray!
paintthetownred: AMD hosted an event at Greenhouse in Manhattan’s Hudson Square neighborhood tonight to showcase the company’s “VISION” technology. … We’re still waiting for the photos which Andrew took with his new Motorola Droid. They’re not really all that. (Related.)
No, But Really, You Can CHANGE The COLOR!
Semiconductor maker AMD let myself and some other writers-slash-bloggers mess around with its technology last night at Greenhouse in Manhattan. Reductively, AMD’s VISION technology is what powers the upgrades in performance and useability Microsoft has been touting in its advertising for Windows 7. The chips support new video formats like Blu-Ray, touch-screen monitors, multiple-monitor...
We have a great show, Kanye West is not here, so stick around!– TSwift on SNL (via meredithnyc)
About 75 percent of the country’s 17- to 24-year-olds are ineligible for...– Obesity, Poor Education Are Obstacles to Military Readiness (AP)
President Obama has recruited the actress Sarah... →