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Now Reading: Junod on George Clooney, women in sports, Lee Harvey Oswald

‘Now Reading’ is a collection and sharing of online stories and is meant for minimal consumption by the few readers of this blog. Topics include books, food, culture, photography, media and technology … there are no rules. Have a story … Continue reading

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Now Reading: The future of news, Norman Mailer, Chris Bosh, David Remnick

‘Now Reading’ is a collection and sharing of online stories and is meant for minimal consumption by the few readers of this blog. Topics include books, food, culture, photography, media and technology … there are no rules. Have a story … Continue reading

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Malcolm Gladwell on his new book and reporting

With a new book to promote, Malcolm Gladwell joined Longform’s podcast recently for an enjoyable conversation. Give it a listen. Gladwell talked extensively about “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants,” and I’ll share a couple … Continue reading

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Seth Reiss and the lowercase J joke

The other day, I spiraled down one of those deep Internet sinkholes. Bottom was this Fury Files interview with Seth Reiss, head writer of The Onion. If you’re not familiar with The Onion, it’s a site of high-rent satire pantomiming … Continue reading

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Now Reading: Johnny Manziel, Barnes & Noble vs. Amazon, murder trials

‘Now Reading’ is a collection and sharing of online stories and is meant for minimal consumption by the few readers of this blog. Topics include books, food, culture, photography, media and technology … there are no rules. Have a story … Continue reading

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Tumblr and Marissa Mayer’s expertise in making life easier

Aesthetically, it’s a brand and a box, centered on a mostly antiseptic page. Theoretically, of course, it’s much more. It’s a powerful engine, a suite of consumer tools, the executive chef’s virtual kitchen where anything can be cooked up on … Continue reading

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Google Glass: A four-app wish list

Maybe I shouldn’t be amazed by technology anymore. We have cars that drive themselves, warm robotic voices that suddenly emerge from the clouds to answer questions, massive worlds contained in little devices that we store in our pockets. I mean, … Continue reading

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iPads and a world without personal notebooks

Farhad Manjoo wrote in Slate recently that the “next big thing” for Apple will be the iPad. In a way, they are facetious words; we know how innovative and vital the iPad is already. This is not new. But in … Continue reading

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Nick D’Aloisio, Summly and the power of simplicity

The first thing you notice about Nick D’Aloisio is the ease with which he delivers his genius, a polished and endearing display of intellect, wit and self-deprecating humor. It’s not the image that first comes to mind when you read … Continue reading

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“New York Days,” by Willie Morris

In the preface of Willie Morris’ “New York Days,” he asks us to consider this text as the sequel to his critically acclaimed “North Toward Home,” as the narrative picks up from where he left off in NTH – moving … Continue reading

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