“an attack of vertigo and nausea does not now seem to me an inappropriate response to the summer of 1968” - Joan Didion
Literary Magazines – A Rough Road
The Nixon Question By Garry Wills
The Hive - Vanity Fair Sometimes a soaring rate of cockamamieness can leave us clueless about what to make of it and therefore unable to do anything about it.Those are the times when we seek out something—anything—with enough similarity to the new person or thing, to guess what we are dealing with. We see that …
Harnessing Technology, Arts, and Culture to Solve Global Challenges – MIT Media Lab
Neri Oxman, head of the Mediated Matter research group; Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, curator of the MIT Solve Arts and Culture Mentorship Prize; and MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle speak at the 2017 Concordia Annual Summit in New York City on September 18, 2017. https://www.media.mit.edu/videos/mm-grand-central-neri-2017-09-18/
Francois Mitterrand – Man of Action, Man of Words – Review of Philip Short’s, A Taste For Intrigue.
Francois Mitterrand - Man of Action, Man of Words - Review of Philip Short’s, A Taste For Intrigue. R. L. Wallace November 8, 2015 Sitting up late one evening at Latche, I hear, all around me, talk of life and death, the origins of the world and the existence of God, the beyond and nothingness. …
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The War In Ukraine – A Frenchman’s Eyewitness Report – Bernard-Henri Levy
Bernard-Henri Levy: Poroshenko's visit with death in Kramatorsk before fateful meeting with Putin Feb. 15, 2015, 12:31 p.m. | Op-ed — by Bernard-Henri Lévy - from Kyiv Post - Ukraine’s leading English-language newspaper. A handout picture taken and released by the Ukrainian presidential press service shows Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (2nd R), standing next to French …
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Turning a Writer’s Focus to Power and the Planet
Posted: 12/23/2014 9:34 am EST Updated: 12/24/2014 10:59 am EST - The Huffington Post. Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com It was the most thrilling bureaucratic document I've ever seen for just one reason: it was dated the 21st day of the month of Thermidor in the Year Six. Written in sepia ink on heavy paper, it recorded …
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Michael Kinsley Weighs in on “The New Republic” Controversy
photo - getty images The New Republic Magazine, a 100-year-old liberal publication was purchased recently (two years ago) by the young co-founder of Facebook ( worth $700 Million) who now wants to turn the company into a digital media company after initially announcing that he wanted to maintain the …
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Chritopher Hitchens Being Waterboarded
Accept Disgrace Willingly – Lao Tsu
"One lesson we may have learned in the years since the Sept. 11 attacks is that no terrorist group can damage or destroy the United States and its Constitution. Only we can do that to ourselves."Tim Weiner is a Pulitzer Prize-winning former national-security correspondent for The New York Times and author of Legacy of Ashes: …
Garry Wills – American Thinker & Iconoclast
Photograph by Gasper Tringale. (photo - Chris Walker, Chicago Tribune) Mr. Wills is the foremost literary journalist and thinker of our time. This article is a tribute to this iconoclast, one who has followed his own path to understanding America with intelligence, tenacity and grace. The American Mind The historian Garry Wills has written …
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Amazon – Dick Cavett – Hostage Taking
This is a recent post by the New Yorker Magazine. It is in further to the controversy surrounding Amazon's crude behavior to force publishers to do things the Amazon way and oh, to pay up. JULY 10, 2014 AN “UNBELIEVABLE” ENCOUNTER WITH AMAZON POSTED BY MALCOLM GLADWELL
Future of Journalism – Michael Kinsley – Riptide
Gary Snyder Interview – 5-14-2014
Ukraine – Summing Up – And the Role of the American Press
An excellent story from N + 1, showing some of the roots and political forces of the Ukraine conflict. Given the history of the Ukraine as it is told here, it is clear why simple violence can cut through the web of historical entanglement that refuses to get clear for a life in the present. …
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The Front Page 2.0 – By Michael Kinsley
Just when you thought it was over. From : VANITY FAIR MAGAZINE - MAY 2014 In most hand-wringing debates about the future of newspapers, high-quality journalism is seen as doomed by the Internet. The author—V.F.’s newest columnist—begs to disagree. By Michael Kinsley BY CARL MYDANS/TIME & LIFE PICTURES/GETTY IMAGES.THE WAY IT WAS Multiple editions, breaking …