Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowlege, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

The death of the NY club scene has been greatly over-rated

While New York has lost many great venues in recent times, with CBGB the latest, newer ones are sprouting up. An excerpt from the NYT story: CBGB may be gone, but the music isn’t. When the doors closed 12 days ago at that cavelike, flier-encrusted Bowery temple to rock ’n’ roll, which opened in 1973 […]

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U.S. journalist dies in Mexico protest

An independent U.S. journalist died and four other people were wounded in two shooting incidents in the Mexican city of Oaxaca. An excerpt from the BBC story: It is unclear who is responsible for the shootings which officials say began after locals clashed with protesters. At least six people have been killed in the conflict […]

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<strike>Waterboarding</strike> A 'dunk in water': In Dick's world, a 'no brainer'

Some tough talk by U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney earlier in the week had the White House dancing on Friday. Here from the NYT blog, is the original exchange: Scott Hennen, WDAY Radio, Fargo, N.D.: Would you agree a dunk in water is a no-brainer if it can save lives? Cheney: It’s a no-brainer for […]

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Is Saddam going to be the Republicans' November Surprise?

Some American lefties are screaming about the possibility that Saddam Hussein will be sentenced to death two days before the U.S. midterm elections on Nov. 7 — far ahead of what everyone thought the schedule would be. The matter was first touched on in The Nation in an Oct. 18 article (reprinted at Common Dreams). An […]

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Dutch filmmaker shoots back at Taliban

Vik Franke, a Dutch documentary filmmaker in Afghanistan, first shot a roadside ambush by the Taliban with his camera. But when the camera's batteries died, he picked up a machine gun and helped the Dutch commandos and other NATO troops fire back. An excerpt from the Oct. 25 People's Daily Online: It is not known whether the filmmaker […]

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