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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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Photo File: Pesca, Mike

Friday, August 05, 2005


Mike Pesca in the host seat today

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Feedback: Santorum

Friday, August 05, 2005

Preemptivekarma and Crooksandliars both pick up on Brian's interview with Senator Rick Santorum yesterday.

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"Praise You" Pt. 2, BL Edition

Friday, August 05, 2005

Listener Jeremiah Murphy has created the first-ever music video to the BL Theme ("Solid" by Soulive).

[watch the video]

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Photo File: Rasiej, Fuchs, Donovan

Thursday, August 04, 2005


Public advocate candidate and wifi apostle Andrew Rasiej


Charter revision chief Esther Fuchs


Housing honcho Sean Donovan

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Santorum on Parenthood, the Village, and his Gay Communications Director

Wednesday, August 03, 2005


Senator Rick Santorum

This afternoon we recorded an interview with family values firecracker Senator Rick Santorum on his new book, 'It Takes a Family', parenthood, and his gay communications director.

Tune in tomorrow at 10!

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Friedman Gets Local

Wednesday, August 03, 2005


Andrew Rasiej

Can a single-issue candidate get elected public advocate? Tom Friedman seems to think so. The guru of flat-worldism gets seriously local in today's Times, planting a big wet cyberkiss on public advocate candidate Andrew Rasiej and ...

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Feedback: Boring Teachers

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Subject: ANGRY at you -- Boring teachers?? (august 1st show) Teachers are forced to be boring . . . 2 examples

[check out this segment]

I love your show, but never have I been as angry as you as when you made the off-hand remark in a general question, ...

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Feedback: the Fatwa

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Subject: Ibrahim Hooper and the Fatwa against terrorism.

[check out this segment]

I am an American Muslim, and I disagree with the Fatwas issued by Muslim leaders in Europe and North America for a few reasons.

First the issuance of a Fatwa presupposes that there is a unified Islamic ...

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What Do Stay-at-Home Mommies Do All Day?

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

A listener has written in to share this joke, relevant to today's segment on stay-at-home parents:

Brian,
I didn't have a chance to get this to you in time, but here is a joke regarding your show this morning: (I hope no one told it, as I just ...

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Inside the Actor's Studio...with Mayor Bloomberg?!

Monday, August 01, 2005

BL Producers are nerds for news shows (local and national), and generally we try to keep our obsessions to ourselves (Did you know that Chris Matthews worked in the Carter White House? That Chris Wallace is Mike Wallace's son).

But Marcia Kramer's interview with Mike Bloomberg ...

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More People Pushing Newspapers On You In The Subway?

Friday, July 29, 2005

Brit Gazillionaire Richard Branson ("the Rebel Billionaire") considers starting a free daily in New York.

Let's see...he runs a media business, loves flying planes, hangs out on an exclusive island. Can a run for mayor be far behind?

The unofficial blog of Richard Branson

...
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Feedback: Price Gouging

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Subject: icee price gouging!!

An illustration of the current discussion:

I live and work in Washington Heights, and last week, on one of the hottest days so far this summer, I thought I'd treat myself to an icee on my way back to the office from lunch. A woman I ...

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