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Photo File: Lars Jan

Thursday, September 01, 2005


Lars Jan: bringing performing arts to Afghanistan

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Thursday: The Day We Read Your Hate Mail

Thursday, September 01, 2005

On All Things Considered, Thursday is 'the day we read from your letters'. On The BL Blog, the fifth day of the week is the day we exhibit our hate mail. Click on a specimen for a magnified view.

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Galbraith really an independent analyst?

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The Columbia Journalism Review Daily's Gal Beckerman listened to our Monday interview with Peter Galbraith and says Galbraith--and WNYC--should have been more above-board about Galbraith's Kurdish connections:

"An advisor to the Kurds would be much less likely to look seriously at the complaints of the Sunnis, dismissing them, as ...

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Photo File: Leslie Crocker Snyder

Wednesday, August 31, 2005


The challenger: Leslie Crocker Snyder

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The Sun Endorses Morgethau

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

And here's why their endorsement came today:

"we'd have waited until Friday to express our view, but the endorsement of his rival, Leslie Crocker Snyder, by the New York Times Tuesday, was so filled with error, ageism, and illogic that we don't mind advancing our schedule".

Bolding our own, of ...

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Hitchens v. Galloway

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Andrew Sullivan is promoting it this morning, so why shouldn't we?

Anti-Iraq War Brit firebrand (and accused exploiter of Iraq's oil-for-food program) George Galloway will debate pro-Iraq war Brit firebrand (and accused exploiter of ex-friends) Christopher Hitchens at Baruch College September 14th, in what the Guardian is ...

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Vacation Time: A City Employee Responds

Monday, August 29, 2005

Remember last week's segment on vacation time, in which it was alleged that civil servants get more of it than the rest of us? [check out the segment]

Right after that, we got this note from an attorney who works for the city:

For those of you who think ...

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W shares a cosy campfire with the press

Monday, August 29, 2005

BL blogger is reading Personal History, Katharine Graham's illuminating memoir of life at the Washington Post. It seems incredible today, but during the 1964 Presidential race, Graham, then publisher of the Washington Post, hung out with LBJ at his ranch in Texas for several days. Before returning to Washington ...

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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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