@Graham, I'm OK with "NIMBY," but "dickholes," really? I'm getting really tired of your constant urethra-shaming.
As far as the Thayer thing goes, I thought these responses were both interesting: http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013…
I have a few problems with Madrigal's piece (most of which have to do with how much I hate a lot of the writers who make it into the Atlantic's print edition these days), but I think both writers are right to point out that the Atlantic's website and its magazine have very different business models. Still, if newspapers were in fact subsidizing the glossies all those years, you'd think the glossies could stand to do the same for digital, but at least Madrigal is aware (as so many "wither journalism?" writers are not) that newspaper journos have pretty much always been paid in assgrabs.
It is still a pretty positive review! That's impressive. I can't be positive about anything that gets in the way of me taking a pee.
Probably the French toast! Because I am vegetarian and I completely don't know what some of those things are. Just because I've never gotten around to reading The Hobbit doesn't mean I am not really into the idea of Second Breakfast.
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Interesting link, Jake: "If you are ever in a committee meeting where Sting, Yoko Ono, and Madonna agree, back quietly out of the room and run until you’re out of breath." Funnily, that's kinda how I feel about reading a magazine whose masthead includes the names Jim Goad, Joe Bob Briggs and Patrick J. Buchanan. (I'm being cheeky; I haven't even though about any of those people since 1997, but one ad hominem deserves another.)
This article, from one of the founders of the ex-pate newspaper the Moscow Examiner, was interesting: http://nsfwcorp.com/dispatch/pussy-riot. There's an "It's impossible for any Westerner to truly understand how those crazy, naturally irrational Russians think" thing going on in Ames' piece which I find a touch problematic. But the point -- that Westerners don't have enough cultural context to know what's going on, and that making Pussy Riot a cause celebre might actually make things worse -- is well taken.
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