Louisville is as important to the story of The...
No mainstream journalism outlet should allow its coverage of a major story to be...– Felix Salmon
Call from a reader regarding “Party Like...
Ira Glass on choosing where to point the...
There’s a Q&A with Ira Glass in today’s Courier-Journal (Glass is coming to Louisville on Saturday with a live show called “Reinventing Radio” about the making of “This American Life.”) As with all Q&As, it’s a highly condensed version of a much longer conversation. One interesting part of the conversation that didn’t make it into the...
My experience of the Internet has been that if you make something really cool,...– Randall Munroe, creator of xkcd, speaking to the Atlantic.
In Georgia: The memo listed, among “bad” news that was to be played down, “content that catches people or organizations doing bad things.” The author, who was not identified, added, “I guess this is ‘journalism’ ” In China: “Journalists who think of themselves as professionals, instead of as propaganda workers, are making a fundamental mistake about identity.”
Recap: Flyover Film Festival 2012
What separates “The Comedy” from other examples of malicious comics humiliating commoners is the deep melancholy that suffuses the film. Proportioned like a clown and possessed of a Falstaffian irreverence, Swanson is instead a kind of shit-touched Midas. If, to paraphrase Don Draper, happiness is the moment before you need more happiness, for Swanson winding up a rube is the moment before you...
“Tchoupitoulas,” a truly astounding documentary screened last weekend at the fourth annual Flyover Film Festival.
Rose: the world is so much more unpredictible and wondrous than our newspegs
me: ha, good paraphrase of Hamlet
Tweet of the month
Hey, @lenadunham, your show is really really good and funny and unique and other things.So keep going.Please. — Louis C.K. (@louisck) May 4, 2012 This is 18 days old, but I’m still thinking about how much I like it.
Go to an airport, and look at people on the moving walkway,” he says. “I mean,...– Americans Do Not Walk The Walk, And That’s A Growing Problem (via npr)
On the fiction of "The Lifespan of a Fact"
I think of the form of the exchange between Jim and me as an exaggerated farce. […] Even though I occasionally would sling some heartache Jim’s way during the fact-checking process, I was never as assholey as the writer’s persona is in the book. But it’s that writer’s snarkiness—and the fact-checker’s eventual willingness to bite back—that makes the book kind of funny, I think. So we...
As virtuous men pass mildly away, And whisper to their souls to go, Whilst some...– (via classicpenguin) THE COMPASS METAPHOR
I doubt it,” said the person he talked to. “There’s a 99...– The state of literary journalism.
The Believer Logger: The Young Man Who Opened for... →
believermag: Jacob Otting is a young undiscovered comedian whom I hereby discover in this blog post. When he sent me a private YouTube link of his act opening for Bonnie Prince Billy (aka Will Oldham, aka Palace Brothers, et al), I was so delighted and amazed that I felt compelled to email him some boldface…