Saturday, August 19, 2006



Everyone is talking Office-Politics.

What problems are you grappling with? Is a co-worker making you want to tear your hair out? Did the Boss call you into his/her office? And then pull the rug out from under you! Did you snag a fired co-worker’s furniture -- only to have it stolen by someone in another department? Is the cubicle dweller next to you driving you bananas by chatting on the phone with his wife, girlfriends, kids, etc.?

Friday, August 18, 2006 features schedule listings for thousands of public radio stations and programs around the world. Follow the audio links to hear your favorite programs and discover new ones.

Getting started: Set your time zone, then use the main menu in the left column to navigate the site. Station names (with color backgrounds) link to online audio. Follow the (i) link next to any station or program to search for schedule listings and information. For more help, see our new user info page.

Customizing: You can customize the design of this front page (basic design, advanced design, custom design) and many other settings.

Podcasts: Our public radio podcast directory has grown to over 800 podcasts.


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The Long Tail

The Long Tail, in a nutshell

The theory of the Long Tail is that our culture and economy is increasingly shifting away from a focus on a relatively small number of "hits" (mainstream products and markets) at the head of the demand curve and toward a huge number of niches in the tail. As the costs of production and distribution fall, especially online, there is now less need to lump products and consumers into one-size-fits-all containers. In an era without the constraints of physical shelf space and other bottlenecks of distribution, narrowly-target goods and services can be as economically attractive as mainstream fare.

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Thursday, August 17, 2006 news

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The Plank

You might not understand the need for another political blog. But the
day is still young. By three o'clock this afternoon, you will have hit
refresh for the third time at Talking Points Memo, followed every Gawker
link back to the /New York Post/, and read all the Romenesko letters.
Even worse, you have vowed to stop reading The Corner after John
Podhoretz announced his suspension of posting. In a few hours, you will
be on your knees pleading with the gods of the Internet for just one
more pretext for procrastination. And at that moment of existential
angst, when you are convinced that you can't continue, you'll remember
the advent of The Plank and will begin reciting prayers of thanksgiving.
We can't promise always to be the most incisive or funniest blog. But,
dammit, we know how to waste your time.


AMERICAblog: Because a great nation deserves the truth


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Infinite Monkeys

"...a sparkly blog..." - James Lileks
"Read them only with extreme caution."- Hugh Hewitt




The top news headlines on current events from Yahoo! News

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


RealClearPolitics (RCP) is America’s political web site for intelligent opinion, news, polls and analysis. Each month, more than 500,000 visitors from across the political spectrum go to RCP to take the pulse of American politics. With leading-edge technology, RCP culls the best columns, magazine articles, and web write ups to deliver readers news from all points of the political compass and covering all the important issues of the day. By tapping into millions of weblogs and hundreds of newspapers every day, RCP has become a trusted filter for anyone interested in politics.


Politics Central


memeorandum - news updates

Online news is changing. Increasingly, stories are broken and analyzed in near real-time and away from established news sites.
memeorandum offers you a window into this new world of news, focusing primarily on U.S. politics and current affairs.
It auto-generates a news summary every 5 minutes, drawing on experts and pundits, insiders and outsiders, media professionals and amateur bloggers.


Pajamas Media

Global War on Terror Continuing coverage of events in the Middle East and around the world.
The Uses of Anti-Semitism by Nelson Ascher. In this essay, exclusive to PJM, Nelson Ascher observes, We are spending precious time getting surprised or scared, wondering about the hatred itself, its depth and extension. That’s important, but not what’s most important right now. What we need to understand is that this hatred is being once again used cynically to obtain certain results.
WHAT’S UP @ PAJAMAS? Let’s face it, every so often you’ve got to get some new Pajamas.
GLENN AND HELEN SHOW: Debunking 9/11 Myths podcast with David Dunbar and Brad Reagan of Popular Mechanics on their new book.
HEZBOLLAH ON THE COUCH - The Sanity Squad is back in the second of our unique series of podcast psychoanalyses of politicians and contemporary events with host Neo-neocon and panelists Dr. Sanity, Shrinkwrapped, and Siggy.
CONNECTICUT: Deep Down, It’s Shallow — PJM’s Special Correspondent Bill Bradley plumbs the depths of the Lieberman vs. Lamont blog-powered grudge match.
REBUILDING IRAQ: An exclusive podcast interview with Maj. Gen. Bill McCoy, Commanding General, Gulf Region Division, Army Corps of Engineers, Iraq, by PJM’s Richard Fernandez.
Under Fire: All PJM podcasts from MidEast, including Bunker Blogger Eugene, at Issues Central
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McSweeney's Internet Tendency

McSweeney’s began in 1998 as a literary journal, edited by Dave Eggers, that published only works rejected by other magazines. But after the first issue, the journal began to publish pieces primarily written with McSweeney’s in mind. Since then, McSweeney’s has attracted works from some of the finest writers in the country, including Denis Johnson, William T. Vollmann, Rick Moody, Joyce Carol Oates, Heidi Julavits, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Chabon, Ben Marcus, Susan Straight, Roddy Doyle, T.C. Boyle, Steven Millhauser, Gabe Hudson, Robert Coover, Ann Beattie, and many others.

Today, McSweeney’s has grown to be one of the country’s best-read and widely-circulated literary journals, with an expanding, loyal subscriber base and strong independent bookstore following. As a small publishing house, McSweeney’s is committed to finding new voices—Gabe Hudson, Paul Collins, Neal Pollack, J.T. Leroy, John Hodgman, Amy Fusselman, Salvador Plascencia and Sean Wilsey are among those whose early work appeared in McSweeney’s—and promoting the work of gifted but underappreciated writers, such as Lydia Davis and Stephen Dixon.

Recent books and journals have appeared on bestseller lists around the country and have won multiple literary and design awards, including stories selected for the Best American Poetry, Best American Travel Writing, the O. Henry Awards, and the Best American Short Stories. Two of our books were finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards. Design awards include AIGA 50 Books Award, AIGA 365 Illustration Award, and the Print Design Regional Award. McSweeney’s books have appeared in design exhibits at the Smithsonian Museum and the Pasadena Museum.


CBS News Video - Top Stories and Video News Clips at Food, drink, fun.


Gridskipper, the Urban Travel Guide News - Local, National, World, Politics


Wonkette, Politics for People with Dirty Minds


FRAMESHOP by Jeffrey Feldman -- Politics, Insight,


Raising Kaine - The voice of progressive Virginia


The Shad Plank - Virginia Senatorial Election nastiness


Wolfgang's Vault - Vintage T-Shirts, Rock Posters, Concert T-Shirts

Wolfgang's Vault is the world's most exceptional collection of poster art, vintage t-shirts, concert photos, concert tickets and other rock music memorabilia. The Vault's holdings feature the complete archives of legendary rock impresario Bill Graham, whose headliners included Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Janis Joplin, Aerosmith, Jefferson Airplane, AC/DC and Phish. Here, you'll find rock posters, concert photos, remarkably preserved vintage t-shirts and more from over 17,000 concerts worldwide.



Computing.Net was built on the idea that no one technical support expert knows as much about solutions to problems as does the entire population of IT professionals. By using a forum based message system, Computing.Net allows its users to ask, in essence, hundreds of technical support experts about their problem.

Monday, August 14, 2006



Tech Support and Business Questions? Ask Dave Taylor! Guides and articles on DVDs


PowerPoint Presentation Skills, Tools and Resources. MasterViews International


Sell your photos or pictures and video to the press and media with citizen journalist site Scoopt

Sunday, August 13, 2006


Rollyo: Roll Your Own Search Engine


HowStuffWorks - Learn how Everything Works!


Movie News, Reviews, Trailers, stills and features at Monsters and Critics Read Movie Reviews, Watch Movie Trailers


Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, launched in 2001, seeks to
promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of
religion and public affairs.

The Forum pursues its mission by delivering timely, impartial
information to national opinion leaders, including government
officials and journalists. As a nonpartisan, non-advocacy
organization, the Forum does not take positions on policy debates.

The Forum functions as both a clearinghouse and a town hall. As a
clearinghouse, it gathers and disseminates objective information
through polls and reports. As a town hall, it provides a neutral
venue through its various issue roundtables and briefings for
discussions of important issues where religion and domestic and
international politics intersect.

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