none of those films would have been as charming or as satisfyingly adult, and...– [Four Decades of Cary Grant Movies in BAMcinématek Series - NYTimes.com]
From March 2006 — Texas Monthly’s Evan Smith chats with Walter Cronkite. Cronkite: “If I miss the others (network news), I can suffer it, but I’ve gotta see Lehrer.” [KLRU: Walter Cronkite on Texas Monthly Talks]
White Roofs Catch On as Energy Cost Cutters -... →
I want a white roof.
Think Progress » Obama Restores Credibility To The... →
And Stephen Hawking! Today, President Obama announced his first batch of Medal recipients — a bipartisan group of individuals who have “blazed trails and broken down barriers.” The list includes former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, former Republican congressman and NFL quarterback Jack Kemp, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA), legendary tennis player Billie Jean King, and LGBT civil rights...
Homeless Man Leaves Behind Surprise: $4 Million
Fascinating. [NPR: Homeless Man Leaves Behind Surprise: $4 Million]
The legacy wrought from decades of uranium mining is long and painful here on...– [Uranium Contamination Haunts Navajo Country - NYTimes.com]
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-7-26) →
Josh Ritter (31) The Wailin’ Jennys (18) Metric (9) The Bird and the Bee (5) The Rescues (5) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Cornyn said that he’s come to this courageous decision with “regret and some...– [Sotomayor? I Hardly Know Her!: In the Pink: Texas Monthly]
Freshman year of college I wrote an essay about...
Drug Cartels Target Mormon Clans in Mexico -... →
who knew? In the past three months, American Mormon communities in Mexico have been sucked into a dust devil of violence sweeping the borderlands. Their relative wealth has made them targets: Their telephones ring with threats of extortion. Their children and elders are taken by kidnappers. They have been drawn into the government’s war with the drug cartels.
He didn’t follow proper police procedure! You can’t just presume I’m guilty and...– Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. speaks out on racial profiling after his arrest by Cambridge police : The Root
Home Burials Offer an Intimate Alternative - NY... →
Mr. Lakin, a woodworker, makes coffins specifically for home funerals. Ranging in price from $480 to $1,200, they double as bookcases, entertainment centers and coffee tables until they need to be used.
Why There's No Place For Another Cronkite : NPR →
Host Scott Simon talks with NPR news analyst Juan Williams about the life and impact of Walter Cronkite.
Dear Editors of "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and...
Brandon Lee died in 1993. He couldn’t have been buried with Bruce Lee in 1986 (as is mentioned on page 4). This is a pretty glaring error for those of us who were of a certain age when Lee died. Certainly the author shouldn’t have made the mistake in the first place, but you should have caught it before it went to print. Unsure about whether to keep reading this book, Elizabeth
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-7-19) →
Blitzen Trapper (30) Anna Luisa (17) Leon Fleisher (9) Mates of State (7) Christopher O’Riley (5) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Driven to Distraction - Dismissing the Risks of a... →
have to finish reading this article later. On Friday I pulled over on the side of Shoal Creek to text something to Twitter because I know I can’t text and drive.
I knew less about Greenland than I thought. For instance: it now actually is green in parts of the country (thanks to global warming)! [I Heart Global Warming // Current]
Iran: Women's rights activist and lawyer violently... →
Amnesty International fears the wave of arrests of civil society activists in Iran is intensifying after lawyer and human rights activist, Shadi Sadr, was violently arrested in Tehran this morning on her way to Friday prayers. Shadi Sadr was walking with a group of women’s rights activists along a busy road when unidentified plain clothed men pulled her into a car. She lost her headscarf...
Joss Whedon on Emmys, Dr. Horrible and the future... →
“you know, and let’s be perfectly honest, if there’s one person who knows it’s an honor just to be nominated, it’s me. This is probably as good as it’s going to get.”
Being asked to host the show – terrific. Getting a third nomination – fantastic....– Neil Patrick Harris, joking about hosting the Emmy Awards as a nominee (via apsies)
Op-Ed Columnist - 3 Days of the Sotomayor -... →
my favorite part:SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM: Judge, before I read a string of anonymous comments about your temperament problem, I’d like to make you repeat that wise Latina remark again just for the heck of it. JUDGE SOTOMAYOR: Thank you, Senator, for the opportunity to revisit that matter. I appreciate that the man who once said he’d drown himself if North Carolina went for Obama has a special...
TV's insipid commercials, decoded | csmonitor.com →
A semiotics professor explores the strange new world of subcomedy, from Progressive Auto Insurance to Omnaris nasal spray.
Women sometimes put weights in the hems of their garments to make sure they...– [The Smart Set: Crossing the Tan Line - July 14, 2009 ]
La Familia Cartel Accused of Torturing and Killing... →
The abduction, torture and execution of such a large group of federal agents marks a steep escalation in President Felipe Calderón’s war with the drug cartels. Though drug mafias often clash with local police officials they fail to intimidate or corrupt, a direct counterattack against federal forces is almost unheard-of. The 12 agents represent the highest one-day death toll for federal...
Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado blocked... →
He has been president of the United States for 172 days, yet it appears that Barack Obama is still deemed capable of producing writing that is “potentially detrimental to national security”. That peculiar judgement was made following a request by a high-security prisoner to read Obama’s two bestselling books, Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope. The plea was made by...
as foreclosures rise, so will the number of new meth lab home owners.– Dawn Turner [Illnesses Afflict Homes With a Criminal Past - NYTimes.com]
More Families Are Becoming Homeless, Study Finds -... →
“The life of a homeless woman is particularly fraught with danger,” said Suzanne Wenzel, a community psychologist and professor at the University of Southern California School of Social Work. “These young women are at much greater risk of being victimized when they have no stable home. It can be more difficult to obtain needed services. For anyone in this situation, it is...