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A Festivus for the Rest of Us?

While we're on the subject of The Economist... The magazine's Increasing Cultural Cred and its Desire for Creative Publicity have,... More

Campaign Drama in Three Minutes

More Monday Morning Movie-ing, this one courtesy of the good people at Slate V. The clip below offers a neat... More

Brilliant (Debatably)

Tina Fey And The Gang might just have outdone themselves: More

Ad Astra?

An update from our publicity department: Columbia Journalism Review, the magazine, will soon be advertising on the side of falafel... More

Tally-Uh-Oh

The New York Observer, discussing Carl Cameron's nabbing of a Palin interview, keeps a "tally of correspondents/anchors from each network... More

Palin, from Couric to Cameron

Everyone was wondering: Now that we've entered the PC (post-Couric) era of Campaign 2008, who was going to be the... More

Cherchez la Fey

Okay, so we've all done the Sarah Palin/Tina Fey double-take. But, you know, in passing. And, upon scrutiny, we've realized... More

Second Time’s a Charm

So the financial bailout bill--"larded up," the Boston Globe's Jay Fitzgerald noted, "with legislative sweeteners, such as tax breaks for... More

Keeping Our Focus?

In light of last night's colossally-cliché-but-apparently-somehow-instructive Focus Groups Featuring Undecided Voters (on CNN, Soledad O'Brien chatted with elusive undecideds in... More

Annie, Get Your Fun

As I type this, Annie Leibovitz, the brilliant/hackneyed/overexposed/racy/dull celebrity photographer, is hovering over the Manhattan skyline, in a helicopter, capturing... More

‘Talking Points’ Memo

Per the television transcript database TVEyes, here are the number of times the phrase "talking points" has been used in... More

Krauthammer’s Concession Stand

Political pundits--and columnists, in particular--are torn, in some ways, between the past and future. They make their judgments, on the... More

Colbert Advocates “Pre-Reporting the Future”

Stephen Colbert takes on the McCain campaign's recent attempt to "pre-report" last week's presidential debate--"He was getting his version of... More

Pre-Debate Blather v. Common Sense: Exhibit M

On yesterday's pre-debate episode of Hardball, Chris Matthews and his favorite Damsel Duo, Salon's Joan Walsh and IWF president Michelle... More

The Ghost of Campaigns Past

Palin to Biden: "You were for [the war] before you were against it." In other words: You. Are. John. Kerry.... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

Bloggingheads

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