February 17th, 2005


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Oh, and, happy birthday Agent Black!

More politics and news later, been a busy exciting week of me trying not to get sck. Until then...

Must read: Frank Rich on Gannon, the for-pay pundits, illegal government propaganda, and real vs. fake news. Great summation of this growing scandal.

* BBC photo journal: North American roads.
* Oldest human remains identified, from about 195,000 years ago.
* The myths of homeless children in Dade County. (Courtesy squeegibo.)
* Fametracker.com reviews Vanity Fair's Hollywood 2005 issue.
* Wes Anderson says he's drawn to stories of failure.
* Superheroes for the Arab world, and comics for science.

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"It's hard to believe the White House could hit rock bottom on credibility again, but it has, in a bizarre maelstrom that plays like a dark comedy. How does it credential a man with a double life and a secret past?"
-Maureen Dowd, NYTimes.com

Justice Dept. set to fight federal judge's ruling against obscenity laws.

PBS feeling pressure from conservatives and rivals.

Transcript of the Harvard president's remarks released. (Full transcript here.)

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Radar finds huge crater on Titan. Also, northern lights on Saturn.

An author writes about the madness and anarchy of Somalia.

Vatican offering new, updated classes in exorcisms.

"This year's clutch of Oscar nominees have been the least popular for 20 years according to box office figures."