Been caught reading (i)

Bob Richter's San Antonio Express-News column "Austin death shows how the well of information can be poisoned"

Gal Beckerman's Columbia Journalism Review article "The obscured continent: It's hard to find Africa in Vanity Fair's new 'Africa issue'"

Asra Q. Nomani's Washington Post op-ed "A Mighty Shame" (with the Post's Outlook/Live Online chat with Nomani "Not the Daniel Pearl I Knew") and James P. Pinkerton's Newsday column "Jolie's glow causes a total eclipse of the 'Heart'"

The National Institute of Health's "A Brief Skill-Building Program Can Reduce STD or HIV Risk among Inner-City African American Women"

Gerhard Metschies' Foreign Policy infographic on, among other subjects, the cost of filling a 13.2-gallon Honda Civic's gas tank "Prime Numbers: Pain at the Pump"

Brad Wheeler's The Globe and Mail article "Robin Thicke Could Be First Non-Black to Win B.E.T. Award" (I read a key quote differently than Wheeler, so I sent the paper a letter to the editor.)

Chris Peck's Memphis Commercial Appeal column "Political Math in Black and White" and Harold Meyerson's Los Angeles Times column "The delicate balance of black and brown"

You should know the score by now

My New York age is 28

This New York age puts you-generally speaking-into the young category. That's what you were hoping for, right? Run and tell your friends. Then get drunk (as usual). Then sleep it off. Then pop an Adderall. Then come back and consider experimenting with a more mature type of New York life (just once in a while). Have you ever been to the Village Vanguard or the Living Theatre? Eaten at Elaine's? Taken a date to Michael Feinstein? Before you laugh, check 'em out and see what old-school NYC experiences you can add to the new.

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What's your New York age? Take the Time Out New York quiz and find out!

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This New York age puts you-generally speaking-into the young category. That’s what you were hoping for, right? Run and tell your friends. Then get drunk (as usual). Then sleep it off. Then pop an Adderall. Then come back and consider experimenting with a more mature type of New York life (just once in a while). Have you ever been to the Village Vanguard or the Living Theatre? Eaten at Elaine’s? Taken a date to Michael Feinstein? Before you laugh, check ’em out and see what old-school NYC experiences you can add to the new.
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QotD: My Current Top 10

What are your top 10 most-played songs currently?

Last week (ending 10th June '07):

Michael Jackson, "Billie Jean"
Chris Cornell, "Billie Jean"
Shudder to Think, "Ballad of Maxwell Demon"
The National, "Fake Empire"
King Sunny Ade, "Mo Beru Agba"
The Hold Steady, "Stevie Nix"
Forro in the Dark, "Limoeiro Do Norte"
Billy Bragg, "Help Save the Youth of America"
Royksöpp, "Eple"
Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet, "Dear Sweet Filthy World"

All-time:

Phoenix, "Everything Is Everything"
Me'Shell NdegéOcello, "Wasted Time"
Gnarls Barkley, "Crazy"
Phoenix, "Run Run Run"
Phoenix, "(You Can't Blame It On) Anybody"
Phoenix, "Victim of the Crime"
M.I.A., "10 Dollar"
Me'Shell NdegéOcello, "Fool Of Me"
M.I.A., "Bucky Done Gun"
Phoenix, "Love for Granted," "Holdin' on Together" and "Congratulations"