Daily Archive: November 27, 2009


6 steps to disenchantment.

There are several bloggers and writers I used to love, but now I find them dry or irritating. I’ve gone through the same cycle with each of them. If you want to go through...


Gawker media’s commenting system

I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: this is untrammeled bullshit. Gawker media’s tiered commenting system, bannings and faux-exclusivity have nothing to do with maintaining decorum, or keeping the quality of the blogs...


More on Hate Crimes Statistics

Jim Burroway at Box Turtle Bulletin has an excellent follow-up to my piece on the ways in which the FBI’s annual hate crimes report is misused.  Check it out here.  Burroway adds quite a...