May 9th, 2005


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"I wonder: If 'real' people provide so much drama and ready access, if 13 years of reality television... has taught people how to behave like pampered celebrities, then why on Earth do we need actual celebrities?"
-Hank Stuever

Frank Rich on Laura Bush and the decay of modern journalism.

BBC reporter looks at the role of religion in the American South.

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Joel Achenbach asks: Einstein revolutionized space, time and gravity, but what has he done for us lately?

Do we really want to know how the brain works?

Ten things we didn't know this time last week.

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Any day where it only takes an hour at the DMV to get five minutes worth of work done has to be considered a victory.

And hey, the time waiting means I got some Oscar Wilde reading done too, so I'll be extra-saucy for a few days, minimum.

Today was *also* the last day of the antibiotic. Huzzah! I think I'll celebrate by lots of drinking eating less yogurt.

And oh, there's a bucket of other issues swirling around these days, too. Like the A/C in the house being broken to match the broken A/C in the car. Other weighty personal matters will be covered in a private post, uh, later tonight. Or so.