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Rex Sorgatz

Idea: a chain of popup stores. (I don't know what it even means, but it seems like everything is now either a chain or a popup store.)

aug 3
2003

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FILM

 Trailer round-up: New Woody Allen movie! Okay, that didn't excite you, so let's try: new Chrstina Ricci movie! How about this: new Coen Brothers! Errrr.... Scary Movie 3?

MEDIA

 New Yorker subscription stats.

MUSIC

 Long L.A. Times piece that says there's a hit out on Suge Knight. Includes a video timeline.

WORDS

 Decent story for linguist types about the transition to statistical machine language translation.

 Does 'The Da Vinci Code' Crack Leonardo? I have somewhat reluctantly added it to my wish list.

 Nunberg on the jargon-catching program, BullFighter.

POLITICS

 Long-awaited, Edward Said revisits Orientalism in The Guardian.

 Tom Daschle: blogger.

 Jerry Springer: blogger.

 Bill Maher: blogger.

INTERNET

 Anil: Google Hacks is pervasive.

 NPR's All Things Considered did a piece (audio link) on Meetup.com. They're hiring.

 Fun skater game: ParkLife.

STYLE

 Madonna trying to sell the Gap. Two dying brands, I say.

ART

 This is a couple weeks old, but I just discovered it. Post art critic Blake Gopnik hosts a tour of "Gyroscope." Interesting because it's unique for a newspaper reporter to do video and for it's odd MTV-ish rapid editnig.... and because it's an interesting topic.

LOCAL

 The Times continues its strange fascination with North Dakota, which has the highest proportion of people over 85 in the country. I like this graph: "These North Dakotans may be biological artifacts, the recipes for their health beyond bottling or replication by baby-boom office dwellers in big cities and suburbs. Clean air; going slow; patience; a low-cost, low-stress economy for all but active younger farmers; decades of heavy lifting outdoors; keeping an eye out for one another; long stable marriages; an absence of sharp differences in income and wealth all may contribute, people here speculate."




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