June 6, 2005 |
The family pictures on the desk. The diplomas on the wall. A few magazine subscriptions, perhaps, or some sailing, tennis or golf memorabilia scattered around the office. In the past, a curious patient could only turn to these bits of evidence to try to know more about the individual behind the medical degrees, the white coat and the carefully scripted bedside manner. The temptation is understandable.
November 4, 2005 |
So I would have started this article last week, but there was all this interesting stuff on Romenesko, and then the Huffington Post had some delicious, pre-indictment speculation about the Plame case, and, of course, Defamer was trumpeting another snotty item about Lindsay Lohan. When will people start to give Lohan the benefit of the doubt? And why don't they show more pictures?
March 17, 2007 |
IN a third-floor Flower District walkup with bare wooden floors, plain white walls and an excitable toy poodle named Simon, six guys dressed mainly in T-shirts and jeans sit all day in front of computer screens at desks arranged around the oblong room's perimeter, pecking away at their keyboards and, bit by bit, at the media establishment. The world headquarters of TPM Media is pretty much like any small newsroom, anywhere, except for the shirts. And the dog. And the quiet.
November 15, 2005 |
Why has broadcast television devoted relatively little coverage to the recent South Asia earthquake? Should the networks have done more stories about President Bush's troubled swing through South America earlier this month? And just what do viewers gain when television reporters deliver live reports while standing outside in the middle of raging hurricanes? Those are just a few of the questions that have been raised on blogs in recent weeks, but not by outside critics of broadcast news.
March 14, 2005 |
American consumers confront an ever-broader river of news from myriad sources, but the standard for gathering and presenting the information tends to be "faster, looser and cheaper" than in the past, according to a survey of the news business to be released today by a media watchdog group.
October 14, 2004 |
First came pirate radio, then Internet radio. But in the last month, a new way of circumventing the big, bad broadcast corporations has emerged: podcasts.
June 2, 2004 |
Welcome to the white-hot center of Washington's most salacious gossip. Never mind that it's a blue-trimmed house with a shaggy lawn plopped squarely in suburbia -- Wonkette lives here, armed with a PowerBook and a wicked tongue. For the uninitiated, Wonkette.com is the fearless political gossip blog generating buzz inside the Beltway and beyond, and Ana Marie Cox is the wit behind it.
July 6, 2005 |
Before moving to Los Angeles in 1999 to pursue a career in art, London native Lisa Salem traveled alone to India and spent two winters with Irish squatters in an abandoned train car without electricity or water. But those adventures pale in light of Salem's latest expedition: She's walking across L.A. and won't return home until she's crisscrossed the entire sunbaked urban sprawl.
December 28, 2007 |
NEW YORK -- So what do you really think of John Galliano's deconstructed Christian Dior ball gown or a human-hair top hat by Odile Gilbert? Inquiring curators want to know.
August 7, 2007 |
san francisco -- One of Silicon Valley's big mysteries was revealed Monday, and bloggers said it was like finding out there was no Santa Claus. The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs had become a must-read blog in the high-tech industry. Its anonymous author channeled the mercurial Apple Inc. chief executive, satirizing Silicon Valley and sending up other icons of industry. Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates was known as "Beastmaster." Jonathan Schwartz, the chief executive of Sun Microsystems Inc.