Monthly Archives: March 2006

On holiday

Off to points west. Don’t expect any new posts until early April.

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Report Report Report 2: Atheists

My eyebrows went up when I saw this report from the Minnesota Daily: Atheists are America’s least trusted group, according to a national survey conducted by University sociology researchers. Based on a telephone survey of more than 2,000 households and … Continue reading

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Brantley on Lord of the Rings

Frank Rich, of course, was the famous "Butcher of Broadway", who could close a show with a single review. But his successor, Ben Brantley, has his moments as well. Remember The Capeman, the $11 million flop from Paul Simon? Brantley … Continue reading

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Frank Stella cashes out of EV for $10m

As I was walking down 13th Street last night, I looked up, as I usually do, to see if there were any horrendously ugly sculptures on view. For 218 E 13th Street was for a very long time the studio … Continue reading

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Lemann on O’Reilly

Nick Lemann has 4,685 words on Bill O’Reilly in this week’s New Yorker. At no point is the article presented as a profile, but that’s how it reads. Until you reach the end and you realise that although Lemann has … Continue reading

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Restaurant update

Le Miu. Went there last night. Just check out the menu here. We spent rather more than we’d intended. But it would have been worth it if we’d spent twice as much. Quite possibly the best sushi I’ve ever had … Continue reading

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The BBC and Brutalism

Amy Lawday sends me a rather weird on-the-one-hand-on-the-other-hand report-slash-editorial about Brutalism on the BBC’s website. The story comes in the wake of the first listing of a Brutalist building: the 1958 Old Vic Annexe, by Lyons Israel Ellis. Writes Amy: … Continue reading

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More on Buses

In my first Report Report Report (please nominate articles for subsequent ones!) I went into some detail about the views of Austan Goolsbee and David Reiley on the subject of incentive pay for bus drivers. Both of them agree that … Continue reading

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Report Report Report 1: Buses

Report Report Report 1: Buses Many thanks to Gari N Corp for recommending this Slate article as the first recipient of my Report Report Report, wherein I compare academic reports with the journalism which reports on them. At first, I … Continue reading

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The NYT and Sudan

Summit Communications, a company which makes money by taking the prestige of the New York Times and selling it to corrupt third-world governments, has outdone itself today with a "Special Advertising Section" on Sudan in the New York Times, featuring … Continue reading

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