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  • City Lights: What draws in kids? Fun, engaging fantasy

    City Lights: What draws in kids? Fun, engaging fantasy
    When I was a graduate student in creative writing, my classmates hewed mostly to predictable topics: dating, family bonds, drinking and clubbing. One day, though, a robust gentleman surprised us by handing out 20 stapled copies of a story he had written...
  • A chatty letter from Texas

    "In 2008, citizens of Stephenville gained national media attention when dozens of residents reported UFO's the size of a football field, similar to the historic Arizona mass sighting of March 1997." Says Wikipedia. I received a letter from the one and...
  • NATO Three Stooges?

     
    Church, Chase & Betterly I haven't found time yet to attend any of the 'NATO 3' trial in Cook County Criminal Court, but from what I've read it really looks as though these mopey wanna-bes were too baked and aimless......
  • Without Preckwinkle, anti-Rahm forces have bubkes*

     
    Laura Washington writes today that liberals opposed to Mayor Rahm Emanuel have been talking big about Emanuel's vulnerability in his bid for re-election next year, but-- So far, it’s hakn a tshaynik — Yiddish, Wikipedia says, meaning, “...
  • Out and about in Manhattan

    "There is nothing like a good negative review to sell a book," wrote Hugh Barbour. The funniest thing in politics, where nothing is funny anymore, was the MSNBC coverage of Tea Party Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky making a speech that, according to Rachel...
  • Rachel Maddow a 'hater' in Wikipedia plagiarism flap, Rand Paul says

    Rachel Maddow is a "hater" who needs to stop nitpicking -- or so says Sen. Rand Paul. Maddow, the liberal MSNBC host, this week accused GOP leader Paul of making a speech that "totally plagiarized" the Wikipedia page for the sci-fi film "Gattaca."...
  • Rand Paul: Plagiarism accusations just attacks from 'haters'

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), facing accusations that he plagiarized Wikipedia entries in two speeches, claims critics are “making a mountain out of a molehill,” and that he credited the proper sources. While campaigning for Ken Cuccinelli, the...
  • Wikimedia Foundation sends cease and desist letter to Wiki-PR

    The Wikimedia Foundation has sent a cease and desist letter to Wiki-PR, a public relations agency that has reportedly been engaging in paid advocacy editing on free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. In the three-page letter, the nonprofit Wikimedia...
  • Just say 'nein': Talking with Eric Jarosinski about NeinQuarterly

    The very best piece of writing I’ve encountered on Twitter comes from a feed called NeinQuarterly. Here it is: “At Starbucks I order under the name Godot. Then leave.” That’s an almost perfect use of Twitter as a platform:...
  • Cupertino gives final approval to Apple Campus 2

    Cupertino gives final approval to Apple Campus 2
    The Cupertino City Council gave final approval Tuesday for Apple to build a massive new headquarters in the Santa Clara County town of 58,000. More than 2½ years after the late Steve Jobs first unveiled plans for the ambitious "spaceship" design, the...
  • Some iPhone 5s users seeing 'blue screen of death' common to Windows

    Some iPhone 5s users seeing 'blue screen of death' common to Windows
    There have already been numerous issues reported with Apple's iOS 7, but a new error that's starting to be reported is reminiscent of a common problem Windows users are all too familiar with: the blue screen of death. Users are taking to Apple's...