Terminated: Why the Women of Wall Street Are... →
After the scandals of the 1990s, didn’t investment banks put sexist employment practices behind them? Evidently not.
I thought this was strange when I was a kid, but it’s even more bizarre now! [Hulu - Sesame Street: Lost Boy Remembers Way Home]
Libraries spared in Austin budget slash | KXAN.com →
City council members lauded the move Thursday morning, which would have saved the city close to $500,000, saying the public needs library hours during the tough economic times to find jobs and use Internet services.EXACTLY.
I can’t believe I’m linking to Jimmy Fallon’s show, but this is funny. [Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Video Blogs - The Jack McBrayer Response To The Internet Response To The Republican Response To The President’s Address To Congress]
David Brooks on Jindal’s GOP response last night: “a disaster for the Republican party.” I usually can’t stand Brooks, but I agree with him on this! Jindal’s speech last night = LAME. [Online NewsHour | PBS]
Now Mr. McCotter — whose suburban district west of Detroit is laced with...– Explaining a ‘No’ Vote on Stimulus in Michigan - NYTimes.com
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-2-22) →
Dead Heart Bloom (9) Death Cab for Cutie (8) The Weepies (8) Greg Laswell (7) Copeland (7) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Why can’t you listen to normal music?– Middle-school gal from youth group in my car on our way to bowling this afternoon. I was listening to Sam Phillips, whose music she called “weird”.
Conan visited Houston in 1997 to see who was watching him at 2:40AM. [Hulu]
The Perishers - “Come Out of the...
Orfeo went himself to the underworld to sing. He didn’t send his videocassette.– Gerald Mortier, Metropolitan Opera Has Success With Movie Theater Broadcasts, but Not All Are Happy - NYTimes.com
A List Apart: Articles: In Defense of Readers →
Reading is a necessarily solitary experience—like dying, everyone reads alone—but over the centuries readers have learned how to cultivate that solitude, how to grow it in the least hospitable environments. An experienced reader can lose herself in a good text with anything short of a war going on (and, sometimes, even then)—the horticultural equivalent of growing orchids in a desert.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-2-15) →
The Damnwells (17) BossaCucaNova (13) The Greencards (5) Nick Lowe (4) Mindy Smith (3) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Too true, too true. [Sarah Haskins in Target Women: Online Dating // Current]
Fashion, Foul Play & Financial Tomfoolery [New... →
Wherein I take on “Confessions of a Shopaholic” and “The International”.
Predictions for the new Microsoft-branded stores |... →
My favorites: Even at closing time, the Microsoft Store will sometimes refuse to shut down completely. Customers will be leery of shopping in the most recently added department of the store. Every time you touch something, a security guards asks you if you really want to be doing that. You may not be able to see it by looking at the aisles, but dozens of unnecessary activities are happening...
No, we haven't seen "Elf" too many times.
My sister: So, I have good news and bad news.
Me: Is the good news that you saw a dog today?
MGMT - “Kids”. So durn catchy....
The Associated Press: HarperCollins lays off... →
Now I am really glad I didn’t go into book publishing - I did consider it when I was in school (I even interned at a book publisher for two summers and a January). A once-“recession proof” industry is no longer as Random House Inc., Simon & Schuster and MacMillan are among the many publishers who have reported layoffs in the past two months.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-2-8) →
Gomez (16) Nick Lowe (5) John Eliot Gardiner: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (4) Death Cab for Cutie (4) Leon Fleisher (3) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
As Layoffs Surge, Women May Pass Men in Job Force... →
A deep and prolonged recession, therefore, may change not only household budgets and habits; it may also challenge longstanding gender roles.
Arts: Barbara Smith Conrad: A diva's return,... →
in 1956, she was cast as the female lead in the School of Music production of Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas. But the male student cast opposite her was white, and a cross-racial romance – even on stage – generated controversy. Smith received threats to her safety, and state legislators put the screws to UT President Logan Wilson, warning of cuts in funding if Smith wasn’t...
Man accused of choking girlfriend with Wii... →
An Austin man has been accused of trying to choke his girlfriend with the cord of a Wii video game controller after she became angry that he had eaten all of her Girl Scout cookies, according to an arrest affidavit.
“If you see only one version of Forrest Gump this year, make it… The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
On ‘Burn Notice,’ Gabrielle Anwar Lusts After Guns... →
I heart this show, and Anwar’s depiction of Fiona is one of the many reasons why.
If even guys who explicitly self-identify as guys to lend credibility to their...– Super Bowl ads: Violence + boobies = laff riot! - Broadsheet - Salon.com
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-2-1) →
Juanes (27) Sam Phillips (18) Copeland (11) The Weepies (8) William Fitzsimmons (7) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz