Monthly Archives: October 2011

Mixing It Up With Halloween Snow

With the lovely lady in my life out of town this weekend, I spent yesterday afternoon tidying the apartment a bit, researching potential future jobs and making a mix. The good news is that I made progress on each front, … Continue reading

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A Very Bieber Christmas

My goodness, listen to this song. It’s sooooo good: Via Aziz Is Bored.

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Does Mitch McConnell Speak Parseltongue?

As I mentioned earlier this week, I’m interested in reading old, deep dive magazine articles that are available on the web. To demonstrate this, I threw up a bunch of links to articles in the Washington Monthly’s meager online archives … Continue reading

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Top Of The Minimalist Ladder Of Success

At the New York Times ArtsBeat blog, Dwight Garner asks for recommendations of classic “minimalist” music videos from MTV’s hey day. Though it doesn’t quite fit the definition of minimalist that Garner offers — “a concert clip, or even a … Continue reading

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Things I Hope To Read Some Day: Washington Monthly

As part of the research for an upcoming seminar paper, I am currently reading Stephen Hess’ study of senators and national media coverage, The Ultimate Insiders. To illustrate at one point how certain committees tend to draw less press coverage, … Continue reading

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Obama May Need To Emulate Bush’s 2004 Mistake

Matt Yglesias dings the nascent Obama re-election campaign today for the idea, delivered via New York Times’ political editor Richard Stevenson, that a clever 2012 plan would be to follow the essence of George W. Bush’s successful 2004 re-election strategy. … Continue reading

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The Fine Line From National Security Reporting To Nashville

As you may have noticed, I tend to focus more on tracing the paths that lead me to the culture that I consume than critically assessing the pieces of culture themselves. This tendency is partially due to my fascination with … Continue reading

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