Monthly Archives: June 2011

Defective

Call it a defection by a force. Jose Vargas is a former reporter for the Washington Post who left for HuffPost and later wrote a fantastic profile of Mark Zuckerberg for the New Yorker. Last week, he revealed his undocumented status in a 4500-word … Continue reading

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Happy Tuesday

Stumbled across a seriously cool picture from the WaPo. Salut!

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On being a writer

Happiness is the key to life, the rest will follow. Some form of that phrase adorns a Good Luck! greeting card or punctuates a graduation speech every year. Writers I’ve spoken with love this job. With exceptions, writers I’ve read do … Continue reading

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Tidbits for Wednesday

Fun fact for the day: for better or worse, the Amazonian Surui tribe now has a word for Google: ragogmakan, “the messenger.” Plus, a great lead from the LAT in a story about the new cig labels.

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Carp and floppy disks

Choosing to preserve Civil War memos, Tin Pan Alley recordings and World War II documents — carp, anyone? — is an easy decision. These artifacts help shape our nation and invite present day parties to peer through a window to … Continue reading

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