Daily Archive: February 12, 2010

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Friday Night Jukebox

I’m a sucker for rhythmic minimalism: New York Is Killing Me – Gil S…

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Science Fiction Friday (II)

The ultimate guilty pleasure: Alyssa Rosenberg delves into the Star Wars expanded universe.

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Hesiod “Works and Days”

Perhaps inappropriately, Mister Kain’s recent post about populist conservatism comes to mind because I’m reading Hesiod, who I’ve heard called a “conservative” more than a few times now. It’s a cringe-inducing term and terribly...

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Science Fiction Friday

Because it’s my blog and I’ll post ephemera if I want to: The LA Times on Philip K. Dick and Orange County; io9 on the “soft” (ie not world-ending) apocalypse, which includes a shout-out...

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“I had to get my book game back up”

An entertaining article on the reading habits of NBA players, international and homegrown alike. On a related note, Lakers Coach Phil Jackson distributes  books to his players every season; here’s this year’s list.

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Can blogging prevent plagiarism?

I completely missed the Daily Beast plagiarism scandal, but Michael Roston has an interesting post on how blogging norms prevent writers from inadvertently stealing.

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A modest proposal for childhood obesity

Every First Lady is obliged to tackle some trendy and media-inflated crisis.  For Hillary Clinton it was healthcare.  Laurah Bush focused on literacy.  Michelle Obama wants to end the dread childhood obesity “epidemic”.  Perhaps...