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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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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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