Big news in the world of meta media news today! Details of the long-awaited, vaguely teased New York Times paywall have arrived via a press release from the Paper of Record. It's sort of expensive, compared to free! It's also sort of reasonable, if you feel inclined to support the making of good ... More >>
The New York Times' Brian Stelter just Tweeted that Keith Olbermann will be replaced tonight on MSNBC by The Nation's Washington editor Chris Hayes, who has been a guest host on MSNBC previously. On that note, Chris Hayes should probably be suspended. UPDATED.
As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square uprising, China is apparently blocking Twitter -- and maybe also "Blogger, Flickr... Livejournal, Tumblr, the Huffington Post and Microsoft's Live.com, Hotmail, its MSN Space blog tool and its new search engine Bing," says Fox News. Whew -- ... More >>
Michael Daly's column has to be a put-on. If it's not, then give him an "F" for fatuous. In "Let's make Caroline Kennedy our special envoy to Washington," the self-serious Daily News scribe fights back his tears about Caroline Kennedy's withdrawal from the Senate appointment race and opines: Ma ... More >>
Bela Fleck? Shugo Tokumaru Bowery Ballroom October 22nd One strange music-fest phenomenon is encountering buzz acts whose live sets are so totally different than what their recordings imply—in this case, it’s Japanese blip-folk wunderkind Shugo Tokumaru. Performing second on a typically CMJ fi ... More >>
The New York Times' City Room blog today mentions an anti-military recruiting mural that's just gone up on a building on 23 Street and Third Avenue in Brooklyn's Sunset Park. The mural, which (from what we can see) depicts young women in fatigues parachuting to earth and features a pile of dog tags, ... More >>
Christopher Nolan's blockbuster is also shilling a jumbled message of the paranoia of our age and the politics of fear.
Christopher Nolan's blockbuster is selling ticketsand a jumbled message on the paranoia of our age and the politics of fear
. . . unless you really dig chopping wood.
But it's otherwise stellar
Microsoft's so-called biggest entertainment launch in history sure has distracted from the game's actual release.
Why is the Korean military mad at Google? Also: 50 Cent's old and new house.
Balancing acts: Super-flat 'Times' op-edster gets his geography wrong
Seattle's EMP proves that great popular music conferences cannot live by inclusive intentions alone
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Snails driving your PC again? You might try noodling with the paging file.
McAfee or Norton? Take the blinders off and say hello to Trend Micro.
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