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2005 Stories by Julian Dibbell

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  • Blue Chipping

    published June 21, 2005

    Google Will Eat Itself is the sort of Web-based conceptual art project that could only have been conceived somewhere... More >>

  • Wax Museums

    published June 14, 2005

    When music critic Alex Ross announced in The New Yorker that the golden tenor of pre-World War I opera star Enrico Caruso "remains one of... More >>

  • American Splenda

    published June 7, 2005

    "You red-headed nigga! I saw you on 2nd Street!! You had an office . . . in someone's funky ass! And you're from Europe!" Ah,... More >>

  • Torrent Rain

    published May 31, 2005

    "There is no better example of how theft dims the magic of the movies for everyone," said the film industry's butt-plug-in-chief, MPAA president... More >>

  • Wayne's World 3

    published May 24, 2005

    On Monday, the San Francisco airwaves began to quiver with the most inscrutable experiment in corporate radio since Orson Welles's "War of the... More >>

  • Future Is Rosie

    published May 17, 2005

    Can there be anything more cringe-inducing than a CBS Hallmark Special starring Rosie O'Donnell as a developmentally challenged 43-year-old whose... More >>

  • Huffing, Puffing

    published May 10, 2005

    There's something heartening about the bone-deep awfulness of the Huffington Post. Launched Monday... More >>

  • Gray Lady Luck

    published May 3, 2005

    More people read The New York Times online these days than on paper, so you'd think all was jake between the Net and the newspaper of... More >>

  • Hug This Virus

    published April 26, 2005

    Yes, we know you first heard of that new ad site for Brawny paper towels ( More >>

  • Life From Above

    published April 19, 2005

    I know, I know—the map is not the territory. But try believing that after two hours immersed in Google's latest, greatest info fetish: the... More >>

  • Big Joe Goes Down

    published April 5, 2005

    If, like most of urban-hipster America, you're so weary of reviling Starbucks that the very thought of helping someone else revile it makes you... More >>

  • I'm Bait, Bitch!

    published March 29, 2005

    "Bitch didn't know she was fucking with a comedy writer," gloated Nate Kushner in last week's chart-topping blog entry "Laura K. Pahl Is a... More >>

  • Pic Your Friends

    published March 22, 2005

    Time was, when some drunk guy in a bar challenged you to elucidate the relationship of photographic technology and the reification of personal... More >>

  • Enter Sandcam

    published March 15, 2005

    When clips from a 27-minute amateur video documenting possible U.S. military abuse of Iraqi casualties hit the Web March 7, official reactions... More >>

  • Adults Gone Wild

    published March 8, 2005

    What eBay has done for the proud American swap meeter, AdultWork aims to do for the independent British... More >>

  • Sound Logic Now

    published March 1, 2005

    You'd think a site like FluxBlog ( would have shriveled up and blown away by now. With every daily... More >>

  • Pay You, Pay Me

    published February 22, 2005

    The big news just now, in some circles, is that Jason Kottke has gone pro—the related question in most circles being, of course, Jason who?... More >>

  • iTunes, yr Tunes

    published February 15, 2005

    "Do the math," commanded Napster's lame Super Bowl ad for its new Napster to Go service, and lo, the math was done. On one side of the equation... More >>

  • We Are the Borg

    published February 8, 2005

    "Is Google God?" asked New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman a while back, and it appears the verdict is in. Last week's launch of More >>

  • Choose Your Own Encyclopedia

    published February 1, 2005

    In olden times, when music was "sold" on shiny discs called "CDs" and people took photographs with cameras instead of telephones, there was this... More >>

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