“When a team of ecology students assisting an environmentalist (Val Kilmer) in the Arctic uncovers the frozen body of a woolly mammoth, they unwittingly release a parasite in need of a new host — and, in the process, unleash a prehistoric terror. The ante is significantly upped when the parasite takes refuge inside the students’ warm-blooded bodies and leads the group to a...
Yom Kippur at Sea →
A great piece in The Times by a high school friend. skestenbaum: This is not a typical day for lobstermen to take off from work.
I am not prepared to answer that question in this context.– Oh, “lots and lots and lots?” That’s a lot. BP attorney Don Haycraft, responding to a question about whether BP will invoke a $75 million cap on damages for its Gulf oil spill liabilities. Though the company has said it will not invoke the liability cap set forth in the Oil...
All I had was just some articles that I read that there were some things that...– Nevada Republican candidate for Senate, Sharron Angle, explaining the proof behind her allegation that two American towns have adopted sharia law. (via officialssay)
Beard v. 'Stache: The Real Alaska Senate Face-Off →
More importantly, did you know there was an American Mustache Institute? “Protecting the rights of, and fighting discrimination against, mustached Americans by promoting the growth, care and culture of the mustache” is their charge. They also give out an annual Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year award. (via @paulk22)
C.J. Chivers is my favorite reporter. Hands down. His reports from the front lines of the war in Afghanistan were courageous, incisive, poetic, and technically perfect. His first book, “The Gun,” is out, and I encourage you to order it. It covers the history of the AK-47 and modern combat. Or at least follow his Tumblr. You’re welcome, Chivers.
‘But even in 2010, when a print product is viewed as a quaint artifact of...– The Media Equation - Brand-Name Journalists Cross a Vanishing Divide - NYTimes.com (via @carr2n)
Congress considers shushing loud TV ads →
Via @latimesbiz: The Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, or CALM Act, would require TV stations and cable channels to turn down the volume on those decibel-heavy ads that blastfrom the box during breaks.
It is unrealistic to think that the news could somehow report the truth in a way...– News: The Politics of Illusion, Eighth Edition by W. Lance Bennett (via beardbiker)