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Weekend reading: women covering war

December 13, 2003
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Weekend reading: women covering war

National Geographic Online profiles women who covered World War II. The tall, strikingly beautiful Martha Gellhorn was a talented writer whose philandering husband, Ernest Hemingway, claimed she secretly loved war and was happiest there. She vehemently disagreed, writing powerful anti-war pieces for Collier’s magazine. Always chafing at U.S. Army restrictions, Gellhorn traveled in Italy...

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Lament of the day

December 12, 2003
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From Will Leitch: Many of my friends out here talk about how “wild” they were in college, how they had loads of sex and drank and drugged it up all the time, recklessly, out of control. I should have went to their college. Four years of college taught me that working at a college...

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For all you dictionary collectors

December 10, 2003
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This one’s a hoot: A dictionary of body language. Thanks to Olive Press for the link.

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A Google bombing

December 10, 2003
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Snopes.com deconstructs one.

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SoCal environmental reporting

December 5, 2003
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LAObserved links to a mountain lion chase, and offers insight on the La Brea Tar Pits.

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Fun with Conan

December 5, 2003
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Ed Page, one of the funniest guys in cyberspace, started up Danger Blog! awhile back; it’s full of idiosyncratic stuff that’s alternately charming and hilarious. His latest post is from an article Conan O’Brien wrote for the New York Times, describing his first “Late Night” show. A clip: Sensing a loss of momentum, Mr....

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Bill Walsh’s favorite albums

December 4, 2003
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Check out his top 30 and report back. I can never do these things because my opinions always change. For instance, I like late-’70s AC/DC better now than I did back then. I’m forever finding artists I adore for two weeks, then forget about for the next six years. Then rediscover for a couple...

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A site for natural born copy editors

November 29, 2003
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It’s called moviemistakes.com. One entry from the boo-boos in the movie “Gangs of New York.” Factual error: In one scene where Daniel Day Lewis is in the Mayor’s office, the Mayor is sitting behind his desk and holding a bunch of papers, and on the upper right hand corner of the papers is a...

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Stick to your knitting

November 20, 2003
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Olive Press reports it’s all the rage.

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Hints at Bloom County’s return

November 20, 2003
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Cory Doctorow over at boingboing links to a juicy Salon interview.

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