Ball point pen on todays newsprint

I thought the funniest line in the 80's movie "The Big Chill" was delivered by Jeff Goldblum's character: a writer for a glossy magazine. He said his magazine's editorial policy was not to write anything longer than the average person could read during the average crap. That's why when Rolling Stone announced it's redesign in o8 would have the mag looking more like it competition, I cringed. I really thought it was the death knell for the great magazine known for it's in depth journalism. I was wrong. Bravo RS. Will Nana is the Rolling Stone managing editor. ...

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Ball point pen on todays newsprint

Lawmakers hoped Sarbanes-Oxley would fight corporate corruption the way the RICO Act did organized crime: Become a powerful tool for prosecutors to punish individuals that we all knew to be criminal but were historically insulated from prosecution. The Supreme Court however found Sarbanes-Oxley Act to be too vague. That volleys the ball back to the legislators to write a more specific law to protect us from the likes of former Enron exec Jeffrey Skilling. ...

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Ball point pen on todays newsprint

Today marks the end of the round-robin portion of the World Cup. In group C the U.S. will face Algeria at 10:00 am on ESPN and at the same time over at ESPN 2 England vs. Slovenia. Good luck Stephen! Update: For 90 minutes Algeria and the officials were able to hold off the US and I had resigned myself to the fact that the US was out. But at 90 + 1 Donovan was at the right place at the right time and put the easy rebound into the back of the net. The U.S. and England move on as does my wager with Steve. ...

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Ball point pen on todays newsprint

For the most part, I haven't been a fan of reality TV, mainly because the content has been anything but realistic. But I did occasionally watch Deadliest Catch. Having read The Perfect Storm I marvel at the bravery of commercial fisherman, and the guys on the show are REAL fishermen, not contestants. Now the show is taking on the ultimate reality. Over the next four episodes Deadliest Catch will deal with the death of the skipper of the Cornelia Marie, Captain Phil Harris. ...

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Ball point pen on todays newsprint

On a recent visit to an Edward Hopper exhibition, my son whispered that he liked Hopper's preliminary drawings better than the finished paintings. I had to admit that they were fascinating. They were beautiful drawings, but clearly preliminary works, filled with notes about value and color temperature. A glimpse into the creative process. In that light, the recluse writer, John Updike must have known that a life he fought to keep private would and should be studied. We now know that while he was building walls to protect his privacy, he was simultaneously building an enormous ...

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