July 15th, 2005

Scorpion

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I Heard It On NPR:
'Glorious Execution' in Magic
All Things Considered, July 12, 2005 - "Teller, the usually silent half of the magician duo Penn and Teller, reviews the book, The Glorious Deception, by Jim Steinmeyer. It's a biography of the magician known to audiences as Chung Ling Soo, who Teller says was a genuine enigma."

[NOTE: The book sounds interesting, in and of itself, but the review is so worth listening to, just to hear Teller's wonderful speaking voice. And when you hear the piece, you'll see why he's the perfect person to review the book.]
Scorpion

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NEWS:
* Andrew Cohen praises Rehnquist.
* Paul Krugman on Karl Rove's America.
* Pakistan moves on regional 'Taleban law.'
* The gender gap remains between the two parties.
* Pollution news: bird droppings taint the Arctic, while unborn babies are found to carry pollutants.
* Microsoft teams up with Marvel Comics for their MMORPG.
* The synthetic diamond revolution.
* Bruce Campbell considers talk radio.

I Heard It On NPR:
* E.J. Dionne Jr. and David Brooks discuss Rove, the Supreme Court, and more.
* Debating the rights of Guantanamo detainees.