PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

"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.

* al-Jazeera focuses on reform.
* Analysis: is Blair's win in the UK good news for the Democrats in the US?
* Is Wal-Mart looking to change its business model? And, can they?
* Robert Novak's ethics-free zone.
* Federal aid to Christian school in Alaska spurs lawsuit.
* Animal rights activists step up attacks.
* Looking at the viability of nuclear power to reduce our dependence on oil.
* Online fantasy gaming grows big in China.
* Cable is stealing crucial late night TV audience.
* Nick Hornby's next novel optioned for a movie before its release.

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