February 5th, 2006


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"A disturbing question lurks behind the literary scandal that won't die: Does authenticity still matter? It is a quality that most people say they admire and value — revere, even — in people, in products and in information. And it is something to which media brands and marketers alike pay homage, with adjectives like 'real,' 'genuine' and 'trusted.' Yet as a business model, authenticity seems to be an increasingly tough way to make a living."

Turns out the NSA domestic surveillance brought few suspects. And Specter chimes in, too. (Bonus: Post's special coverage.)

On Abraham Lincoln and civil liberties. (Courtesy thewronghands.)

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Does evolution threaten religious belief?

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

[NOTES: Tonight is Super Bowl, and I'll be offline most of tomorrow, so no more news until Tuesday morning. And soon thereafter, Oscar predictions.]

now 100% less yellow

What is yours?
Explain yourself
Culinary: Fast food milkshakes I can't resist 'em, even more than McDonald's fries.
Literary: Alternate history stories So bad, and so often pointless.
Audiovisual: Stargate: Atlantis I am aware it's not all that good.
Musical: Cover songs I'm not exactly feeling guilty over these, but my musical tastes are... eclectic.
Celebrity: Keira Knightly If it didn't sound gay, I woulda listed Sam Rockwell.

Now I tag:-

anyone who feels like and it
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