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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.
* Afghani deaths linked to military intelligence unit implicated in Abu Ghraib.
* Bob Herbert, on the truth in Iraq.
* Good read: Maureen Dowd, on Chalabi and his "bay of goats."
* General says we're on the "brink of success" in Iraq. Mark his words.
* Two new documentaries intend to fill in the blanks in Iraq.
* Another place Bush doesn't want democracy: Palestine.
* Russia backs the Kyoto Treaty (remember that?) to gain entrance to the WTO.
* Biggest threat to China's dictators? The Internet.
* Qwest struggles to hold its ground.
* Richard Perle, the ultimate insider? (also, graphics for the timeline and his connections.)
* Moore's new film wins the top Cannes award.
* Straight from our London office, a guide to Becksgate (courtesy prakriti.)
BBC's ten things we didn't know this time last week.