Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday Night Main Event



Film School perform

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top five stories worth reading from this past week in worth-reading stories:

Who says Americans wont ride mass transit?

This week in financial meltdown, Alternet looks at the human toll of the economic crisis. McClatchy reports the credit squeeze has finally hit student loans, and the Kos has a great essay on the history of global markets. The Washington Post says we've forgotten everything Keynes taught us. Slate takes a look at how the financial collapse killed libertarianism.

The Boston Review asks, what role does identity play in our politics and our lives?

The Nation has a great panel discussion on the damage done to the judiciary the past eight years.

Finally this week, is reading at risk?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saturday Night Main Event



The National perform (hey! I was at that show!)

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top five stories worth reading from this past week in worth-reading stories:

Let's start this week with "do me" Feminism and the rise of raunch.

Alternet brings us Financial Meltdown 101; The Consumerist discusses the growth of credit debt vs. real wages and The Nation says we've become a debtor nation.

Slate says there are a lot of books about the English language.

National Geographic reports that a biocomputer has been created inside a living cell!

Finally this week: is this level of inernets-meme scrutiny really necessary?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Saturday Night Main Event



Tom Waits performs

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top five stories worth reading from this past week in worth-reading stories:

-economic apocalypse edition-

The Nation reports this week that the old order is collapsing.

Alternet reports that even if we get through this collapse, we could face another in ten years, and some of America's best thinkers opine on what can be done.

The New Republic says we may be looking at the end of Miltonian economics (god willing).

There is a new corporate threat to our water supply, and corporations have big plans to profit from global warming.

Finally this week, a progressive voter guide to the economy.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Check out Patrick's blog for his awesome postcard poem series.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Saturday Night Main Event



The Fucking Ocean (friends of the site!) perform

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top five stories worth reading from this past week in worth-reading stories:

Slate, the folks who brought us The Poetry of Donald Rumsfeld, now bring us The Poetry of Sarah Palin.

The New Republic discusses the relationship of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell.

The Washington Post asks: is America too insular for great writing?

In economics, Wall Street is collapsing after "free market" conservatism imploded. Huh. On an unrelated note, this is the 75th anniversary of the New Deal. The Financial Times asks do we need a global monetary authority? The American Prospect says we need to learn from 1929.

Finally this week, working people shouldn't be the ones bailing out Wall Street.

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