A.A. Bondy
American Hearts

Leaves in the Gutter

For What I Don't Become

The Thick of It
BBC America

Saddest Ghost Lamp

Friday, April 28, 2006

Neil Young

Neil Young's probably earnest and didactic and also probably awesome new record can be heard here, free, today only. I'm listening now. Very Crazy Horse. Sounds like a one-take affair.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Snow Falling on Desperate Leaders

Let's all try to be a little bit stingier with how we apply the professional descriptor "journalist." Tony Snow is not, as Bush called him this morning, a "professional journalist." He's a columnist and talk radio host. Aside from some anamolous postings at Fox News Channel in which he was permitted to masquerade on weekends as an anchor, he appears never to have been paid to do anything other than advance partisan political positions. Which is a fine and honorable career, but it's not professional journalism, and Snow is no more a journalist than Rush Limbaugh or Hugh Hewitt or Tony Blankley.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

R.I.P. Bonnie Owens

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

In Case You Were Wondering

You may have noticed that none of the nine newspapers that won Pulitzer Prizes yesterday happened to be owned by Tribune Co. The last time that happened was 1997.

Thursday, April 06, 2006


Sometimes, it's just too much to get up and read the paper in the morning. From Thursday morning's White House press gaggle:
Q: Any reaction to the op-ed piece in The Times by the Iranian ambassador to the U.N.?

MR. McCLELLAN: I don't know if I read that.

Q: The headline, "We Do Not Have A Nuclear Weapons Program."

MR. McCLELLAN: I don't know if I read that whole -- oh, the op-ed in The New York Times?

Q: Op-ed piece in The Times.

MR. McCLELLAN: The international community has made it very clear what the regime in Iran needs to do and what is expected of the regime....

Monday, April 03, 2006

More Great Moments in Drudgery

10:03 a.m. Central Time:

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