Monthly Archives: January 2009

Web Therapy: Lisa Kudrow’s smart new web comedy series

I’m really sick and tired of these online series that use the first personal confessional –like Lonelygirl15 and the totally awful Gemini Division with Rosario Dawson — in service of the hokey dramatic trope of overly expository webcam monologues. In … Continue reading

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Philip Pullman on the pointless menace of censorship | Books | guardian.co.uk

Censorship is a terrible thing. So thank goodness it never works, says Philip Pullman This content was generated from Alan’s shared items in Google Reader. All credit goes to the original author. The original entry can be found here.

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Does ideology trump facts? Studies say it often does

Shared by Alan Sadly this story tells the truth, many humans ignore the truth and live their blinkered lives in denial. This content was generated from Alan’s shared items in Google Reader. All credit goes to the original author. The … Continue reading

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Exclusive: The methane time bomb – Climate Change, Environment – The Independent

Shared by Alan Now is the time to panic. The first evidence that millions of tons of a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide is being released into the atmosphere from beneath the Arctic seabed has been … Continue reading

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The Two Classes of Airport Contraband

Airport security found a jar of pasta sauce in my luggage last month. It was a 6-ounce jar, above the limit; the official confiscated it, because allowing it on the airplane with me would have been too dangerous. And to … Continue reading

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Educating Verity

A breeze is riffling academia’s pubic hair Stob It’s my own fault. If you’ve told me once, you’ve told me a hundred times to ignore them. You know the sort of thing:… This content was generated from Alan’s shared items … Continue reading

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