Category Archives: Media

A lot like genre women’s fiction

From an article on the enduring popularity of serial dramas, published in Drexel University’s online culture magazine, The Smart Set: A telenovela is all about a couple who wants to kiss and a scriptwriter who stands in their way for … Continue reading

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I’m switching to satellite

Five years ago, my Time Warner cable bill was a little over $40/month. When I got the bill with the latest price hike, which caused total to crest above $60, my patience finally gave out. Who do these people think … Continue reading

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Look what they done

To the Wall Street Journal. I suppose the new format makes it easier to schlep around, but I feel a sense of loss. The old WSJ had a kind of a grandeur about it. It’s like I went to sleep … Continue reading

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This just in!!! The BBC’s brain has a funny accent!!!

Okay, I’m doing my part to stop this meme from corrupting any more innocent bloggers. Read this before you believe the story about cows having accents. It’s a PR ploy. Make that, a PR cow pie. Hear that sound around … Continue reading

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It’s the mindset that dooms them

Blogs that cover the cultural and economic effects of the Internet on newspaper publishing are all linking a couple of articles in The Economist about the latter’s dire straits: For most newspaper companies in the developed world, 2005 was miserable. … Continue reading

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Ignore what you read

A few days ago I blogged about Newsweek‘s lame-acre retraction of a story they published 20 years ago. The story claimed unmarried women over 40 were more likely to die by a terrorist attack than find a husband. The claim … Continue reading

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Why you’re better off being skeptical

About what you “read in the papers,” that is. You know that Newsweek story from 1986 that said single women over 40 were more likely to be killed by terrorists than find husbands? It was bunk. Here, via CJR Daily, … Continue reading

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Music’s pearly gates

A month or so ago, a certain Englishman who has forgotten more songs than I will ever listen to in my life told me about this UK site. Now, via Meg at Blogcabin: Pandora. The idea of both sites is … Continue reading

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Blogging for dollars

Mr. Snitch caps off an analysis of existing online ad networks with a suggested business model for bloggers. My hunch is that he’s spot on.

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