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By now I’m sure everyone has heard of Walmart employee Jdimytai Damour who was crushed to death early Friday morning by a stampede of crazed shoppers. One does not even know what to say about such a senseless death. Mob psychology […]

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In the last couple of weeks, there have been quite a few articles documenting the reaction New Yorkers have had to the proposed plastic bag fee. I thought it would be interesting to sit with these differing points of views. […]

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I’m not sure whether book trailers really do much to help sales, but they’re a fun concept, and some of them can be great. Here’s one promoting Andrew Zuckerman’s new photography book, “Wisdom.” It’s a collection of sage advice — […]

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Against my better judgment I watched the Sarah Palin turkey farm interview. I will not post a link on here because it is gruesome. If you want to watch it, feel free to find it on your own on Youtube.

I went to the dentist recently, and on my way out I was given a plastic bag to carry very few tiny items (toothbrush, small tube of toothpaste, the usual dental schwag). This was unfortunate, of course, but hardly unusual. […]

Listen I know.  If there’s anything more annoying than the holiday’s themselves, it’s the inevitable deluge of “why the holiday’s are annoying in this way and that” pieces that pervade every newspaper, radio segment and blog that pass through our […]

The internet is officially the Coolest Toy Ever. This site, Typealyzer, automatically analyzes the content of a blog and spits out a personality profile of it’s author. Since this is a group blog, the one could assume the result would […]

Via Andrew Sully this A.M.: Ginger Anyhow has embroidered a series of romantic text messages received 02/06 to 04/07. Running through the photographs gives one a sense of the relationship’s rise and fall in a abstract but deeply intimate way. The act […]

Sunday night at South Station in Boston on my way to catch a bus back to New York, I had a scary encounter with aggression. My friend Brett and I booked tickets on Bolt Bus early in the week. Bolt […]

There are several present and future exhibits of Buddhist art in the city that I’m excited about. The Eight Venerable Drugu Choegyal Rinpoche, a master of the Drukpa Kagyu tradition and a painter in traditional and contemporary idioms, has shows […]

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