Monthly Archives: October 2007

Closer than clothes

I went to the laundromat last night after work. They've got Wi-Fi now (good!); you have to hunt down an attendant for the password (bad!); there are no power outlets so you can always be chargin' (ugly!). A guy waiting for his clothes to dry had an Ovation acoustic guitar with him. I saw him […]

What a difference a percentage point makes

What Kind of Reader Are You? Your Result: Dedicated Reader You are always trying to find the time to get back to your book. You are convinced that the world would be a much better place if only everyone read more. Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm Literate Good Citizen Book Snob Fad Reader Non-Reader What Kind of Reader […]

On Vox: What a difference a percentage point makes

You are always trying to find the time to get back to your book. You are convinced that the world would be a much better place if only everyone read more. » Read more on Vox

Listening is hard, choosing is harder

Opinion Polls & Market Research

This the type of music that you make when you ’round that

The budget at the news meeting mentioned a story on the wire about the Supreme Court's consideration of a case on mandatory-minimum drug sentencing disparities that send a disproportionate share of black folks to jail. It didn't get picked for the front page, though another wire story about the reported cocaine shortage did make the […]

Next come DJing, breakdancing, beatboxing, and emceeing

[…] The adviser said that he had heard from a source in Iran that the Revolutionary Guards have been telling religious leaders that they can stand up to an American attack. "The Guards are claiming that they can infiltrate American security," the adviser said. "They are bragging that they have spray-painted an American warship—to signal […]