Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowlege, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

‘Not your mother’s New Yorker’

The Globe and Mail’s Kate Taylor looks at the New Yorker of editor David Remnick — not to mention Remnick himself.

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Thu, June 1 2006 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Knob hockey

Check out My-NHL .com's Knob Hockey episodes. The three Oilers/Ducks related ones made me laugh (some coarse language in two of them),  but I didn't get the Buffalo one. Thanks, t-dot!

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Democracy Now! on blogging and citizen journalism

Democracy Now! broadcast Wednesday from the TechSoup NetSquared Conference at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Ca. The conference's theme is “Remixing the web for social change.” The show talked to people active in creating citizen's media. Here's the guests: Hong Eun-taek, editor-in-chief of the International edition of OhmyNews.com, one of the largest participatory journalism news […]

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Are unpaid internships bad for business?

In an op-ed piece, Village Voice columnist Anya Kamenetz issues some arguments why internships for college students should be paying gigs. An excerpt from the NYT story: The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not identify interns or track the economic impact of unpaid internships. But we can do a quick-and-dirty calculation: according to Princeton Review's “Internship Bible,” there […]

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Today's health clubs: 'Mr. Goodbody' is so 1983

Health club as meat market was a pop culture theme in the 1980s. Now, people go to work out — quite often, to ward off cardio-vascular problems common to middle-aged boomers like themselves. An excerpt from the NYT story: When men and women first began working out together in the late 70's and early 80's, […]

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Globe's editor-in-chief to take online questions today

Edward Greenspon, The Globe and Mail's editorial commander, will be doing a live chat online at noon EDT today.  I believe that will be a first for him in his current position. As an fyi, here's a previous post on the subject. The Globe might have a first here in terms of online interaction with […]

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The NYT's gloomy look at Afghanistan

A U.S. military officials describes Afghanistan as the “sleeper crisis” of this summer. Here's an excerpt from the May 28 NYT story: In the last six weeks, a resurgent Taliban has surprised the Americans with the ferocity of its annual spring offensive and set some officials here to worrying that the United States might become […]

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You heard it from an expert, gents

Overheard on College St.: Saucy-looking woman speaking to guy with a goatee: “The most important organ in a man's body is his tongue, sweetheart!”

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Male country talk as heard through a city slicker's ears

Former urbanite and writer Jon Katz holds forth on what he calls the Grunt and Grumble. (thanks, Kevin!) An excerpt from the May 29 Slate article: One spring morning, I stopped at Stewart's, the local convenience store, to get the New York papers and some coffee. I eavesdropped on the two guys in front of […]

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Dude, you need counselling

While returning from work Saturday night, the subway made its usual stop at Yonge/Bloor. Some guy, about 23 to 24 years old, with a straw cowboy hat, a bloody nose and a blood-alcohol level likely well above 0.08, staggered onto the car. There was a man and a woman, probably early 30s, sitting kitty-corner to my […]

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