Monthly Archives: September 2006

On Thursday, for one night only…

I’m going to be in London. On the same evening, in New York, I could go to talks by Esteemed Latinist Riordan Roett, on "The Emerging Radical Left in Latin America" Chris Anderson and Lawrence Lessig, on The Long Tail … Continue reading

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Journalistic innumeracy, part 551

Verlyn Klinkenborg visits a luxury game resort in Africa, and wonders at the human cost of setting aside so much land (over 540 square miles) for game: At $1,500 a night, Sasakwa is one of the most luxurious resorts in … Continue reading

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New Yorker factoids

Oh, never mind the ins and outs of the diaeresis: here’s something even more boring. This year, as last year, the annual New Yorker Fashion Style Issue has arrived on newsstands and in mailboxes a week after New York Fashion … Continue reading

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The ethics of replacing things

I’m sticking to my decision not to blog the WTC site much any more, because I just find the whole thing far too depressing, and I think the catalogue of incompetence has been pretty clearly laid out at this point … Continue reading

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Economonitor

Is live. There are still glitches – let me know especially if you’re having any troubles with the RSS feed. And economonitor.com won’t point there for a couple of days at least. But check it out, and let me know … Continue reading

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Illegal aliens in Brewster

January 9 was an unseasonably warm day in Brewster, NY, a small town near the Connecticut border. As on most days, a number of day-laborers gathered in the village center, hoping for some kind of work, probably in construction. When … Continue reading

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Felix has a job!

So I’m going to be blogging a lot more from now on, which means, weirdly enough, that I might be blogging here even less than I did over this very light-in-posting summer. We’ll see. I’ve taken a job at RGE … Continue reading

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Shafer on Siegel

So Jack Shafer has now weighed in, as we all knew he inevitably would, on l’affaire Lee Siegel. But despite the fact that he’s late to the game, he really Doesn’t Get It. Shafer’s problem is that he thinks that … Continue reading

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Zipcar insurance

Gearbox has returned! It was launched as a vehicle for Mickey Kaus to blog about cars in 2001. He managed one entry that year, followed by another one at the end of 2002. 2003 was the golden year for Gearbox: … Continue reading

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