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bestreading_hppromo The Best Stuff We’ve Read This Week

Each week, Chuck and Josh read tons of articles. Here are the best of the bunch. Enjoy them with our compliments. Read more ›

bestreading_hppromo The Best Stuff We’ve Read This Week

On any given week, Josh and Chuck read a lot of interesting articles. Read this post with links to the best articles they’ve read this week.Read more ›

Florida Did Not Accidentally Outlaw Sex; or, How Slow Weekend News Cycles Work

(Please excuse the subject matter; this post is on media criticism, not really on illegal and corrupt sex acts.) Infrequent, it is when the topic of zoophilia makes the news cycle. Which is what makes the news cycle during the

CNN Oddly Celebrates Hero Libyan Suicide Bomber

So I like to think it’s pretty tough to disgust me. But a piece last night on the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer on CNN managed to come pretty close. The piece in question, which has been thoroughly buried, meaning

Chuck’s Podcast Playlist

Since we get asked so much about our favorite podcasts, I decided to share my iTunes playlist. These are all shows I listen to pretty much weekly. Or I save them up and mainline them. Podcasting is still an emerging

‘Why I Love the New York Times,’ by Josh Clark

I kind of like how the New York Times has recently more frequently adopted a first-person viewpoint lately. When it began publishing articles based on thousands of State Department cables released by Wikileaks this week, it also published editorials on

Study Finds Kids with Williams Syndrome Very Friendly; That’s About It

There’s a point to publishing negative scientific findings, Ars Technica’s John Timmer pointed out recently. Without them, other researchers’ time and effort may be wasted. Part of the reason for sharing data is not just to shed light on new

The laziness of the Fourth Estate and me (or I? I don’t feel like looking it up)

I’m back! How badly did you miss me? Probably not much since I wrote a couple posts that were meant to publish on Thursday and Friday like some kind of magic or hoodoo. My magical hoodoo failed, however, and dear

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