One of the more deplorable practices of the motion picture industry is that of “double-dipping” on DVDs–in other words, releasing a regular edition DVD and following it up three months

More on this, please

I’d really be interested in reading about this in long-form, preferably from a mainstream journalistic outlet and not from a website I’ve never read before (no offense intended, Strategy Page,

Post-Bush Dementia

My main worry about the Bush years is not that the President created problems so terrible that no one can undo them. My main worry is that the President has

Is Web 2.0 Breeding Blond Beasts of Prey?

Put together the latest round of knit-browed studies of Web 2.0’s psychological consequences, and that’s what you’ve got. We now know, for starters, that “Web users are getting more ruthless

When School Works

Cynthia Muñoz has the kind of family story that inner-city Chicago educators grow weary of hearing. Her grandmother immigrated, illegally, from Mexico, and raised nine children in the city. Her mother

Money or Nothing, Chicks Still Free

Like Alan, Sonny airs a complaint: journalism has always been little more than a delivery method for advertising. But it’s still unclear just how to deliver those advertisements to the

On the sanctity of polling

An interesting* thing happened to me in the theater this weekend: while waiting to see Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I was asked by some Nielsen pollsters if I wouldn’t mind giving

Obamaweek, cont.

Wow. Give this piece a read. At least the good folks at Newsweek were honest about it this time, entitling Evan Thomas’s piece “A Memo to Senator Obama.” In it,