Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Selling yourself online

One cynical definition of news is anything that scares mothers. If that's true, this NYT story about teenagers who make money selling images of themselves online is a doozie. An excerpt: The 13-year-old boy sat in his California home, eyes fixed on a computer screen. He had never run with the popular crowd and long […]

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Mon, December 19 2005 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off

'Latin America looks leftward again'

Chile is likely to elect a socialist leader in January. Bolivia just did. This NYT story talks about why Latin American is shifting leftward again. An excerpt: AT first glance, there's nothing cutting edge about this isolated highland town of mud-brick homes and cold mountain streams. The way of life is remarkably unchanged from what […]

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The leaders' debate through the eyes of Globe editorialists

Sean Fine, 9:22 p.m.: Duceppe and Layton are like flat characters in a play. Every time they walk out on stage, they say the say damn thing. And the audience laughs, because flat characters are innately funny. But who wants to vote for such flat characters? Mary Janigan, 9:23 p.m.: Do you think there is […]

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