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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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Feedback: Death

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Our segment with Anneli Rufus today provoked an avalanche of emails about the inappropriate emotions we sometimes experience around someone's death. Here's a sampling:

Subject: DeathWhen my brother died suddenly, my first thought was, "At least that's one funeral where he won't show up drunk." At my sister's funeral, he stood up and argued with the minister. Later he similarly disrupted other family funerals and weddings. All this while insisting on a myth of family togetherness. I was glad in a way to have that particular struggle over with.
-ABP

Subject: the farewell chronicles: comment
Just last week I attended the funeral of my 86 year old grandfather,
who died of cancer and in a sever stage of alzhiemers. this topic is very real for me right now. One thing that I found most difficult about the funeral was how to responds to the sympathy of others when I felt more relieved than anything else about the entire situation. i think it is ironic that as soon as the person passes away, that the death becomes more about the feelings of the people left behind than the person that died.

-CP

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Post Facto

Monday, August 15, 2005

The Times' David Carr picks up where the Observer's Ben Smith left off a few weeks ago, trying to figure out what's up with the Post's hot-and-heavy embrace of Senator Clinton (the paper seems to prefer Hil to Jeanine Pirro, with a sensational cover story today on ...

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Jarvis Update

Monday, August 15, 2005

Jeff has now written up his BL appearance on Buzzmachine. View it here. (Debra Burlingame has also been on our show, btw- here's the episode).

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Blogcall: Jeff Jarvis

Monday, August 15, 2005

We had a call this morning from blogger and frequent BL guest Jeff Jarvis, weighing in against controversial art on the former WTC site.

Check out Buzzmachine for these excting stories:

>a possible Google effort to spread wifi access
>knitting blogs
>open source automobiles

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We need a wikipedia entry!

Friday, August 12, 2005

A listener writes regarding Thursday's nerdcore segment:

Don't know if you've seen but I googled on nerdcore and it turns out
there's actually an entry about nerdcore in wikipedia, with some links
to other nerdcore rappers. Thought you might want to check it out or
even ...

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What's in a Smile?

Friday, August 12, 2005

Somewhere in the 90s, a woman's looks stopped being the main criterion by which to judge her as a politician. Around the same time, the physical appearance of male pols began to matter in a way it never had before. Today we have John Bolton, who “desperately needs a ...

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Norm Siegel: Get On The Grass!

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Norman Siegel has gamely accepted our offer to put up the link any public advocate's opinion piece (as we did earlier this week for Andrew Rasiej's Huffington Post piece). So, here it is, "It's the People's Park", an editorial that appeared in the Daily News ...

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Live Blogging Lehrer

Thursday, August 11, 2005

We've think we have an admirer....or we'd like to, anyway.

The Local has been live blogging the BL Show commentary slams. Where can we send your t-shirt, local?

<a href='Tell us!

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Feedback: Nerdcore

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Subject: Nerd Core Rapper
Your guest is just using "white ebonics". Of course, this will be all the rage for white kids and programs on MTV. However, when black people use slang, we are castigated in the media. But when white kids use "Valley Girl" talk, or "nerd rap", ...

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Photo File: MC Frontalot

Thursday, August 11, 2005


I'm MC Frontalot and I'm here to say...

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Pirro + Hillary = Pillary?

Thursday, August 11, 2005

The Polticker crinkles yesterday's Post into a terrifying new creation: Pillary.


The next senator from New York?

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New York Only the 21st-Most Liberal City In America

Thursday, August 11, 2005

A listener sends us this study from the Bay Area Center for Social Research, ranking America's most liberal and conservative cities.

Summary: Detroit most liberal, New York is in place 21 on the liberal list, Provo most conservative, Allentown, PA 12th-most conservative and the nearest (geographically) in the ...

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Priorities

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Let's face it: the difficulty of getting a decent lo mein in Baghdad is definitely one of the most pressing problems facing Iraqis today. Nevertheless, was anyone else puzzled by the Times' decision to a story about Dragon Bay restaurant above the fold, and relegate to page A 10 ...

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Guest Bloggers

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Now that we're in the two-digit dates, it's officially "mid August", that time when most everyone of any importance at all--Brian Lehrer, your congresspeople, even respected bloggers (ie, not lebhoeme) go on vacation.

Some of the enjoyable subsitutions taking place in the blogosphere right now:

Dan Savage is in for ...

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Photoshopgate, Part II

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

The Campaign Finance Board website includes this photo, oddly remeniscent of the photoshopped flyer that got mayoral candidate C. Virginia Fields into some campaign trail doo doo a few weeks ago:


Clip art can even reflect the fabulous mosaic that ...

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A Face for More than Radio

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Frequent BL Show guest Noah Feldman makes an appearance this week on New York Magazine's 'Most Beautiful New Yorkers' list.


Yeah, that's me between Uma and Derek. In your face, David Boies!

[Noah Feldman in the 'Most ...

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Rasiej on HuffPo

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Did you catch public advocate candidate Andrew Rasiej on our show last week? Or in Tom Friedman's column? Now he's in the Huffington Post too...[read it]

Note to Betsy Gotbaum, Norm Siegel, Michael Brown, Damon Cabbagestalk, Jr., Bernie Goetz, Jay Golub, Jim ...

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e-Qaeda

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Forget Afghanistan. The terrorists have taken their training camps to the internet, write Susan Glasser and Steve Coll in a three-part series in the Washington Post. Errol Louis speaks with Susan Glasser this morning.

Check out their excellent interactive web feature, called "e-Qaeda" (Flash Player required).

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Feedback: Richard Florida

Monday, August 08, 2005

Subject: bohemian index
Has your guest been to London or Paris lately? What's happening in New York now, has already happened there. The creative culture, (not to mention the people who service the cities), has been pushed out of the city. Glasgow is the new Soho ...
-JMS

Subject: *Manhattan* is *becoming* unaffordable for...
Becoming? As a creative (photographer/writer) I left *Brooklyn* -- after
having already fled Manhattan because literally all of my neighbors went
from being artistic, etc. to Nanny-raised kids and banker parents.

-Jangly

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