May 24th, 2004


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Must-read: "The discovery that North Korea may have supplied uranium to Libya poses an immediate challenge to the White House: while President Bush is preoccupied on the other side of the world, an economically desperate nation may be engaging in exactly the kind of nuclear proliferation that the president says he went to war in Iraq to halt."
-New York Times

Neil Gaiman debunks the 'women rides a motorcycle through the Chernobyl zone' website and comments about Wil Wheaton's new book about weblogging. (Courtesy summer_queen.)

Howard Kurtz talks with Tim Russert.

Cultural shift: the impending death of sitcoms on TV. God bless those reality TV shows.

Fall TV to focus on escapist offerings.

Bill Cosby made a bunch of people uncomfortable at a DC event recently.

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BBC's ten things we didn't know this time last week.

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Must-read: Howard Kurtz has the results of a survery of journalists, and their views on media and the press.

* editorial looks at revamping foreign aid.
* Don't act surprised: Rumsfeld wants to ban camera phones from the military. (Courtesy Iceman.)
* The US and Britain have submitted the handoff plans to the UN.
* Dan Froomkin on the buildup to tonight's speech by Bush.
* What's wrong with Project Bioshield?
* BBC looks at the chameleon-like abilities of Madonna.