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Restraint by Number

Getting just a tad tired of seeing Barack Obama's face on the covers of national magazines? Yeah, so are we.... More

Doctored Bikini Photo: 10; Reliable Source: 0

While the jury's still out on whether McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate will prove, in the... More

Media Baited, Part 8: The Missile-Dick Chicks

Sensations in both Denver and St. Paul, the "Missile-Dick Chicks" are a burlesque troupe with a social conscience, marching with... More

Media Baited, Part 6: The “Hot Flops” Crew

Hot flops--flip-flops that feature foam-rubber heads of McCain and Obama bursting, fungus-like, from their toes--have been all the rage among... More

Media Baited, Part 4: The PETA Pig

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Media Baited, Part 2: The “Vested Interests” Delegate

Meet Gordon Pederson, a delegate from South Dakota who's proven very popular with the media, for some reason: More

Media Baited, Part 1: Teddy Roosevelt

Last week, Justin reported on the antics of Media Bait in Denver. Well, those same MBers--with a crew of new... More

A Room With A View

Inside St. Paul’s DNC “war room”

ST. PAUL - Inside the Labor Center at 411 Main Street, just beyond the imposing black gates defining the perimeter... More

CNN Grilled

At the conventions, media marketing wins the day

Gloria Borger and Donna Brazile are squeezed next to each other on a red faux-leather booth with two younger staffers.... More

Honestly, Abe

Among all the political celebrities milling around the Xcel Center this week, perhaps none has gotten more attention from delegates--or... More

“Why aren’t you clapping? Are you Democrats?”

Earlier this evening, I met Brian Lambert, a Minneapolis-based media critic who's been blogging the RNC from The Liffey, an... More

“So What’s The Daily Show?”

Do Daily Show interviewees know they’re being mocked?

ST. PAUL — After watching one of those classic "man on the street" segments on The Daily Show, I always... 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


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.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

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