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Story Of A Generation
Garry Trudeau | Atlantic | 26 October 2010
Cartoonist charts evolution of Doonesbury from its beginnings at Yale, 40
years ago, as a strip about B.D., "a knuckleheaded college quarterback who
presided over a team of talented but infantile subordinates"
Masque Of Africa
Graeme Wood | Barnes & Noble Review | 26 October 2010
Marvellously warm and wise review of Naipaul's book on Africa—in which
Africa, as it were, gets off lightly. "It's like finding out that the
elderly Ezra Pound wrote an epic poem about Jewish bankers"
All Programs Considered
Bill McKibben | NYRB | 24 October 2010
Radio is America's second-biggest medium after television. Rich, diverse
content. So why no critical culture around it? Why don't we discuss content,
future of radio like we do that of films, books, TV?
Conflict Or Co-operation?
Richard Betts | Foreign Affairs | 26 October 2010
Useful look back at big three geopolitical visions of past 20 years, from
Huntington, Fukuyama, and Mearsheimer, and how each has held up. But lame
conclusion: new vision needed, synthesising best of all three
Do Writers Need Paper?
Tom Chatfield | Prospect | 23 October 2010
Shift of books towards digital media affect will affect sensibility of
authors, as well as economics of publishing and writing. Creative rhythm,
relations with readers will change. So may literary style
Ozzy Osbourne's Genome
Emily Singer | Technology Review | 25 October 2010
DNA analysis says veteran musician and "medical miracle" is distantly
related to Stephen Colbert; has strong disposition towards alcoholism and
hallucinations; and has some Neanderthal in him, but not much
Dawn Of A New Day
Ray Ozzie | Ray Ozzie's Blog | 25 October 2010
In effect, Ray Ozzie's resignation letter as Microsoft chief software
architect—though it leaves the reason for his exit a mystery. Full of wisdom
about computing industry. And Windows boosterism
How the industry makes money. How to write scripts, by David Mamet. Viacom's
King Lear... Continue reading...
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