Tag Archives: Multimedia

Op-Ed Contributor – For Sale – The $100 House – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/08/opinion/08barlow.html?scp=2&sq=detroit%20solar&st=cse This is the second piece for Rod, and one which gives me a glimmer of hope for this current, lamentable situation: Detroit was hit just as hard – and just as early – as Cleveland, with foreclosed properties being sold for as low as $100. Most of these have been gutted of fixtures, wiring […]

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All Boarded Up – How Cleveland is Dealing With Mass Foreclosure – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/08/magazine/08Foreclosure-t.html?scp=1&sq=cleveland%20foreclosure&st=cse The first of two postings dedicated to (as they were inspired by) my crusading friend, RodneyHarrington. The NYTimes Magazine did a piece last weekend about Cleveland – just a short drive from Rodney’s crumbling Ohio hometown – and the effects that are being felt from the economic meltdown, which had already asserted itself pretty […]

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On the White House – Obama Speech Got Harsh Reviews on Bush Plane to Texas – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/23/us/politics/22web-baker.html?hp Mr. Bush knew that was coming as he winged his way back to Midland, Tex., on Tuesday. Aboard the big blue-and-white jet that afternoon were some of his most loyal confidants – Karl Rove, Karen Hughes, Dan Bartlett, Andrew H. Card Jr., Donald Evans, Joshua B. Bolten, Ed Gillespie, Margaret Spellings, Clay Johnson, Alberto […]

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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/17/nyregion/17flight.html?hp&pagewanted=all A word about this week’s poorly-named “Miracle on the Hudson” incident: As more than a few have said, calling it a miracle fails to acknowledge the spectacular skill, training, and quick thinking that allowed all involved to walk away from a plane crash and an icy splash. Some passengers screamed, others tucked their heads […]

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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/01/10/world/AP-Piracy.html?_r=1&hp Five of the Somali pirates who released a hijacked oil-laden Saudi supertanker drowned with their share of a reported $3 million ransom after their small boat capsized, a pirate and a relative of one of the dead men said Saturday. He who dies with the most toys still dies.

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Parents’ Night With the President – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/16/fashion/16school.html?pagewanted=all I can’t wait to see Obama take office, not least because his young family has me utterly charmed, and I’d love to see more of them. I’m not alone, judging by this incredibly cute reaction from a possible First Daughter schoolmate: And for many black parents and students, the buzz has been thrilling. Dylan […]

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Film – Disney Prepares to Use Its Marketing Magic to Bring Back the Muppets – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/21/movies/21barn.html?pagewanted=all “Disney Prepares to Use its Marketing Magic to Bring Back the Muppets”? Erin Prepares to Have Her Childhood Nostalgia Eroded by Overexposed Muppet Crap. First George Lucas goes and vaporises my love for Star Wars, now this? Somebody find me a balcony. Now Disney is giving it another go by revving up the full […]

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Leader of Austrian Right Dies in Crash – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/11/world/europe/11austria.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin The rise of the scary, populist Right in the US had its karmic rebalancing today in Austria: Scary, populist Right party leader/Nazi sympathiser Jorg Haider died in a car accident today. We can be fairly sure this isn’t a result of a show of support for Toronto’s Liberal candidate, Carolyn Bennett. (Seriously, the strongarming […]

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Palin Plays to Conservative Base in Florida Rallies – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/08/us/politics/08palin.html John McCain now seems like a doddering old fool, but Sarah Palin scares me. Reports of her rally in Florida have her drumming up fear and loathing amongst a crowd of crazies who have violent Pavlovian responses to her hateful keywords. I find it telling that these rubes compare conservatism to “leadership”, and that […]

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And the Band Played Badly – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/opinion/09mccallsmith.html?_r=1&em&ex=1205294400&en=2577a894a7e814e3&ei=5087%0A&oref=slogin Another well-cured article that bears posting. In fact, I’m surprised nobody had “discovered” it ahead of me. Certainly speaks to why Stumble Upon is loosing its grip on me… Alexander McCall Smith explores that bizarre British tradition of supporting those “artistes” (cf. Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards, William Topaz McGonagall) who are so outlandishly bad […]

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