Sreenath Sreenivasan, a Columbia j-school prof, has a page for a seminar he teaches called Figuring Out Blogs and Whatever's Next. Check it out. If you have any tips for developing a Canadianized list, either leave a comment or email me at blog-dot-billd at gmail-dot-com
Would an attack on Iran be legal? Paul Reynolds examines the grounds required for one state attacking another. Former Iran captive counsels caution Richard Morefield tells his fellow Americans to look beyond the images of Iran that might have been formed in their minds when he was one of 52 people taken captive in 1979.
Steve Vaught, a morbidly obese California man who decided to walk across America to figure out a few things and lose some weight, arrived in New York City about 45 kilograms lighter and a lot wiser about himself. An excerpt from the BBC story: The 40-year-old, who weighed almost 30 stone (190kg) when he left [...]
This NYT story looks at the bleeding edge of bartending. An excerpt: AT David Burke's Primehouse, a weeks-old steakhouse in Chicago, the house vodka martini is garnished with a lollipop — a lollipop made from “reduced olive brine, olive flavoring and salt crystallized in isomalt” that is stuffed with blue cheese, according to its creator, [...]
Planning on making a killing in the real estate market? For some U.S. homeowners, that train has left the station, and many are finding they aren't making the big bucks they'd planned on. To which I would add: Boo-hoo. :) An excerpt from the May 9 NYT story: Blame market forces. As higher interest rates dampen [...]
The bad news is only 31 per cent of respondents to the NYT/CBS News poll approve of the job Dubya is doing. But that's not bad, considering only 13 per cent approve of how he's handling high gas prices or 26 per cent on immigration. An excerpt from the NYT story: Americans have a bleaker [...]
Former NYT foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer talks to Democracy Now! about his new book Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq. There are two parts to it. Here's some excerpts from Part 2: AMY GOODMAN: We’re talking to Stephen Kinzer. He is author of the book, Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from [...]