Following Your Train of Thought
Photo Credit Flickr user Julie70 In the past two days, I’ve spent four hours on the Metro getting to and from D.C., an activity that is out of the ordinary for me since I usually work from home. That translates to approximately 100 pages read in my latest book, House of the Spirits by Isabelle Allende. This is the same book which I’ve been sitting on for a month having gotten...
WaPo Takes Reporters to School of Hard Links -... →
Biochemistry: Online gamers have managed to solve... →
What if, instead of tallying up head-shots in Team Fortress 2, you could channel your gaming skills towards helping scientists find treatments to diseases like HIV/AIDS?
Review: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse is the kind of book you need to go into ready to highlight. The novel follows a young Indian man, Siddhartha, as he explores his faith (primarily Hinduism and later elements of Buddhism). Siddhartha goes from being a born into the priestly Brahmin class, to a merchant, to a ferryman all while delving into what it means to be enlightened and human. As a realist and...
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Yet another reason that all journalists need to be social media savvy.
Badvertising: Woman 'Punked' by Stupid Toyota... →
A woman who was targeted by Toyota in a creepy, stalker-themed online advertising stunt will be allowed to sue the company, despite the carmaker’s argument that she unknowingly agreed to the whole thing. Amanda Duick sued Toyota in 2009 over its intrusive “Your Other You” campaign, after she began…
Review: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash fills in nicely as a precursor to 90s cyberpunk favorites The Matrix, Hackers, or the Fifth Element. The novel, published in 1992, is set in that decade’s near distant future and follows the story of a protagonist, Hiro Protagonist, and a Kourier (spelled with a “k”) named Y.T. (not to be confused with whitey). Hiro is a blaysian hacker and pizza delivery boy...
Court convicts Galliano in anti-Semitism case →
Galliano, a designer, was convicted of making “public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity” stemming from two separate incidents at a Paris bar, the AP reports. I’m really curious as to the laws that surround this incident..
9/11: The Week Before →
Photos taken the week before the 9/11 attacks.
Walking Dead: Walking Dead forbids fans from... →
Last weekend, the cast of The Walking Dead took the stage at Dragon*Con and fielded questions from the audience — with one big restriction. Dragon*Con attendees were told eight times not to ask about former showrunner Frank Darabont. Really hope this doesn’t ruin the show. It’s one of the greats.
Disaster Pros Look to 'Waffle House Index'; State... →
Who knew the Waffle House was useful for something besides sub par breakfast food?
Social Media's Slow Slog Into the Ivory Towers of... →
A source in the article argues that the concept of a “digital native” is a myth. Wonder how accurate that will be with children born in 2011.
Paul Rudd and Adam Scott Are BFF's. Who Knew? →
NY Times: 'Young People Today:' Campaign Reporter... →
The NY Times discusses young people today in the back of the campaign buses once populated by grisly, seasoned, veteran reporters. The Times essentially editorializes that news organizations are increasingly hiring younger reporters to be on the campaign trail for the sole reason that they work for cheap. But let’s face it: the days of waiting until the end of the day to file a 1,000-word...