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Dabbling in Documents

Friday, August 26, 2005

Here's the draft document for the summit happening on September 14. The US is pushing for 750 amendments according to the Washington Post and the newly appointed ambassador, John Bolton suggested scrapping the whole thing.

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Hand Over the (Library) Records

Friday, August 26, 2005

Almost for years after it was passed, the much-feared clause of the Patriot Act that allows federal agencies to look at library records is finally being used to do just that.

"Suit Seeks to Bar FBI Library Data Access" (the Washington Post)

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Leftovers: Stovepipe Jeans

Friday, August 26, 2005

This important piece in yesterday's Thursday Styles section on new fashions in men's pants in Copenhagen got us thinking about the uses of the word stovepipe.


Svelte, stylish, Scandinavian

[check out the fashion spread]

During the Cold War, each spy ...

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Brian Williams has a blog!

Thursday, August 25, 2005

It's in the NYT Arts section, so it must be true! Brian Williams, NBC's nightly news anchor, has a blog.

Williams is not the only member if the NBC family to share his thoughts online. Keith ...

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the cover am New York doesn't want you so see

Thursday, August 25, 2005

You see, there's an ad on the cover of this morning's am New York. So in case you were wondering what's really inside, BL blog takes you there...Or you could just pick up Metro for most of the same wire stories in a different font.

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Ecko Update

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Just what we wanted to know! Gothamist keeps you updated on Marc Ecko's Getting Up party, getting underway right now in Chelsea.


(courtesy Gothamist)

[Read Gothamist's latest post]

[listen to our 8/23 segment ...

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Learn More About Brian's Producers

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Two of them are profiled in this week's Irish Echo. Click here to read the article.


(couresy of the Irish Echo)

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Photo File: Craig Charney

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


The pollster gives his advice for Karen Hughes

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Photo File: Rachel Donadio

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


The NYT's Donadio explains nonfiction's ascendancy

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Trent Lott: Herding Cats, not Hurting Cats

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


'It's certainly not hurting cats, I love cats, always have.'
-Trent Lott, BL Show 8/23/05, clarifying the title of his new memoir Herding Cats.

Hurting Cats is by Lott's successor as Majority leader, Bill Frist.

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Oh, Mother!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Anthony, Freddy, C. Virginia and Mike are mama's boys and girls. As the campaign for mayor has heated up recently, the number of mentions of mom has shot up. Suffering women haven't been so hot since Hillary's "Living History".

Anthony Weiner is a particularly bad offender. If you don't ...

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Mary Jane Hypocrites

Monday, August 22, 2005

Walter Kirn, in for Andrew Sullivan at andrewsullivan.com, has an equal-opportunity, non-partisan good government proposal we really like:

The next time a presidential candidate makes his ritual drug confession, I think they should be given a choice: serve out the prison term or pay the fine that applied ...

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World Mayor 2005

Monday, August 22, 2005

Bloomy still doesn't know if he'll get to keep Gracie Mansion as a party space for the next four years, but the creators of the World Mayor Award have included him in their short list of 65 candidates.

[vote now]

Other noteworthies: Gavin Newsom (San Francisco),

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Department of Misleading Headlines

Friday, August 19, 2005

From today's Daily News:


'Suit' as in lawsuit. No, the mayor will not switch from golf shirts-and-khakis to hip hop fabulousness

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Resources for Teachers

Friday, August 19, 2005

Why does back-to-school season come as such a rude slap in the face every year? We didn't really help things by inviting Seth Flicker, a teacher at Brooklyn Friends School, on the show today. But Seth wants to help, and has provided these resources:

First Days of School: How to ...

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On tomorrow's Show: Anthony Weiner

Wednesday, August 17, 2005


'Who I am is the child of a middle-class family in Brooklyn. My mother was a school teacher for 31 years. My father a neighborhood attorney who literally hung a shingle outside our home.'

Check out Weiner's realtime running estimate of Mike ...

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Photo File: Outside the Debate

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Outside the debate: lots of campaign posters, hordes of kids (high $chooler$?) chanting 'Giff-ord! Giff-ord!'

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The Debate: Podhoretz Rips Andrea

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Reviewing the debate, the Post's John Podhoretz has harsh words today for Newsday's Dan Janison and WNYC's Andrea Bernstein:

But Ferrer really wasn't the worst person on display last night. There were two far more disgraceful performances, but they weren't by ...

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Last night's debate: blogs react

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Check out the Gifford Miller blog, authored by bro Marshall Miller, for the official Miller family take on last night's debate:

But it wasn't just that Gifford had the best ideas. Gifford also won the debate by focusing on his ...

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Behind The Photo Shoot

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

A BL blog correspondent sent in this pic (taken a few days ago with a photo camera) revealing the machinations behind the Times' A1 photo of Gifford Miller.


The skyskrapers make me look taller, right Bob?

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