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A friend sent along this email tonight that seemed worth sharing: February 3, 2008 will mark the 49th anniversary of Buddy Holly’s untimely death near the Mason City ,Iowa airport….I mark the day every year and often e mail my […]

Looks like someone is going to get a sweet settlement in her future (with a bit of pureed spinach tucked inside). An author today sued Jerry Seinfeld’s wife for allegedly plagiarizing a cookbook she wrote and also accused the comedian […]

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. How do you get to the Oval Office? Wikipedia. When Vífill Atlason, a 16-year-old high school student from Iceland, decided to call the White House, he could not imagine the kind of […]

All the bloviating about the so-called “War on Christmas” just might provoke a war after all. New York mag decides to join the fray, on the anti-Christian side. Amid a welter of publicity for its supposedly anti-Christian message, The Golden […]

Newsweek has a fascinating cover story this week on the future of the book, timed to coincide with the newest e-reader book silver bullet by Amazon. The retailer is releasing Kindle, which it hopes will do what all the previous […]

FeilerFaster takes you where few other blogs, or at least few other blogs on Beliefnet, dare to go. Earlier this year, it was backstage at the Super Bowl. Now, the World Series! On Sunday night, following an all-night blow-out for […]

Vanity Fair’s October issue contains its annual list of “the world’s most powerful people,” 100 of the bankers and media moguls, publishers and image makers who shape the lives of “billions.” A Jewish editor in Chicago has decided to count […]

For the last few years I’ve had a stat I heard once over dinner rattling around my head. The stat was that only ten percent of Americans will ever set foot in a bookstore. It sounded just implausible enough to […]

I’m scheduled to board a ship in Athens, Greece, this weekend and sail for Turkey, so I’ll be offline for a few days. In the meantime, here are some links to some fascinating pieces I’ve enjoyed recently. The first is […]

Or is it the media? Do we really need a report in every media outlet that Croc shoes can get caught in escalators and threaten the health of Western civilization? They’re plastic. They’re easily washable. They work. One of the […]