Monthly Archives: November 2010

Hiatt’s Committee Writing Tomorrow’s Washington Post Editorials…

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/daskrapital/2010/11/30/why-was-the-washington-post-shut-out-of-wikileaks-story-well%E2%80%A6/ Moe Tkacik gets mentioned a second time today, for some enterprising “amateur statistics” which offer a pretty clear picture as to why the Washington Post wasn’t offered the Wikileaks documents:  …before the latest document dump it appeared that a … Continue reading

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Marina Abramovic Is Hard to Break Up With

Jesus! Do they realize that leaving that thing on all the time is like leaving a treadmill going non-stop? Worse, probably– those are CRTs from the 1990s. Have they been checked to see if they are at least EnergyStar compliant? … Continue reading

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Make Way for Another “Painter of Light,” Alexis Rockman

Oh my. http://www.americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2010/rockman/ Rockman achieves his vision through a synthesis of fantasy and empirical fact, using sources as varied as natural history, botanical illustrations, museum dioramas, science fiction films, realist art traditions dating back to the Renaissance, and firsthand field … Continue reading

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A Most Unwelcome Set of Facts

http://www.slate.com/id/2275789/ On average, a treadmill uses between 600 and 700 watts of energy. That’s the equivalent of watching three or four 46-inch LCD televisions or leaving 50 compact fluorescent light bulbs burning, for the duration of your workout. If you … Continue reading

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Art History Majors Step to the Left to Collect Your Brooms and Dustpans…

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/0fe6c2c6-f8b5-11df-b550-00144feab49a.html#axzz16mpQcwhc What do you think of writing like this? As if burning its way through a golden halo, the deep vermilion orb throbs above a plain of palpitating ochre flecked with a sinister patch of blood-red froth. In one corner, … Continue reading

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Someone Please Tell Sean Penn About the Health Care in Cuba

http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2010/11/homeopathy_in_cuba.php Leptospirosis is a disease caused by the spirochete Leptospira (a bacteria similar to the kind that causes syphilis) that is carried by rats and other rodents. The disease resulting from infection by this bacteria can result in complications that … Continue reading

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Dear Somali Pirates, Please Don’t Read This…

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2010/11/qatar/67166/ The only Middle Eastern country with a U.S. military base is also weak on terrorism: But U.S. officials may have reason to be suspicious of Qatar. Members of the royal family reportedly hosted Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the 9/11 mastermind, … Continue reading

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