There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the...– Gary Pruitt, President and CEO of the Associated Press, in a letter (PDF) to US Attorney General Eric Holder. The News, via the AP: The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for the Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top...
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: sonder →
dictionaryofobscuresorrows: n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate… Yes.
If you ever want to get a sense of how much Bob Ross means to you, imagine how...– Comic book artist Zach Mason
Motherhood is not a job. It is a joy.– Elsa Walsh, “Why Women Should Embrace a ‘Good Enough’ Life”
White House Correspondents Dinner Weekend: Jokes...
“Jokes About A Town That Is One”… photos from the absurd wknd “How do you write jokes about a town that already is one?” -Kevin Spacey, as his House of Cards character Frank Underwood, in the spoof video produced for the dinner I’ve never covered Hollywood, so the White House Correspondents Dinner is the only place… View Post
Tough Week, Or The Toughest Week?
Satirical news source The Onion summed up the past week well: “Maybe next time we have a week, they can try not to pack it completely to the fucking brim with explosions, mutilations, death, manhunts, lies, weeping, and the utter uselessness of our… View Post
We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our...– Roger Ebert, via NPR
Last Days in the Old NPR Building: Saying Goodbye...
Last Days in the Old NPR Building: Saying Goodbye With Graffiti #strandedat635 Five furniture auction guys were outside as I pulled up to work today. This afternoon, NPR’s signature show, All Things Considered, will broadcast from our soon-to-be-bulldozed headquarters building for the final time. Tomorrow, Weekend Edition Saturdayai… View Post
Eva is on holiday in Europe
Eva is joining momma, daddy, her grandparents, Uncle Roger and great aunt Betty on a Mediterranean adventure. She’s mugging for lots of fun photos but we didn’t bring computers to post images everyday. We will post when we find reliable connections and family laptops to borrow.
On The State Of The News Media, And The Reporter...
Some random thoughts on the Pew report and @allysonjbird’s piece on quitting the news biz This week, the fine folks at Pew released their annual State of the News Media reportand the findings were grim (again) for those of us who still want to make a living doing journalism. One third of Americans surveyed said they abandoned a news outlet… View Post
If you’re an aspiring author, director, musician, startup founder, these long...– Jeff Lin, on Ang Lee’s lean years