Thursday, October 09, 2008


Doctor Atomic - Metropolitan Opera premiere

Don't miss the Met premiere of John Adams's powerful opera about the brilliant scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and the creation of the atomic bomb. Adams makes his highly anticipated Met debut with this new production by director Penny Woolcock (the film of The Death of Klinghoffer) and set designer Julian Crouch (Satyagraha and Shockheaded Peter). The libretto, by Peter Sellars, draws from secret government files, the Bhagavad Gita, and the poetry of John Donne, Muriel Rukeyser, and Charles Baudelaire.


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Wednesday, October 08, 2008


Grasping Reality with Both Hands: The Semi-Daily Journal Economist Brad DeLong

A Fair, Balanced, Reality-Based, and Two-Handed Look at Economics, Politics, History, Education, Finance, and Shrillness


Open Left

We want to explore various characteristics  of Open Left politics.  Identity, including race, notions of the 'creative class', and religiosity are at the root of our changing political dynamics.  New Economy companies such as Google and sustainable energy businesses are a part of these emerging coalitions, and extractive industries are set against us.  And there is an international element to the Open Left, as this movement is global in nature, though we will mostly explore the American component.


Brett Marty - On the road photos from the campaign

Brett Marty once drove his old Buick from California to Ushuaia, Argentina. That's kind of badass. He has a documentary film that might get into Sundance this winter. And he's been capturing some amazing images as we traverse the country chronicling the Obama and McCain ground games in battleground states for FiveThirtyEight's On the Road series.

Today his site – – went live, and we're proud to draw your attention to it. You've undoubtedly seen his work over the past three weeks, and I've watched as he labors over getting just the right shot. He's a real professional.

Proceeds from sale of his work will help fund this original reporting journey. We jumped out on the road and decided to worry about the funding later, trusting that a good idea must be seized and acted upon. If you like Brett's work, check out his page and you'll find purchasing information on the site. Thanks, my friends. Electoral Projections Done Right: Nashville Debate Liveblog #3


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Tuesday, October 07, 2008


MyDD :: Direct Democracy for People-Powered Politics


Oliver Burkeman's Campaign Diary: Liveblogging the Obama-McCain town hall debate | World news |


Daily Kos: State of the Nation


The Second Presidential Debate - LIVE ELECTION DEBATE - TIME


Mark Nickolas' Blog: Presidential Debate #2 Nickolas/blog/&blogId=4641


Curiobot: An Archive of Strange and Wonderful Products


Hotel reviews, destination information and travel ideas - Professional Travel Guide

Monday, October 06, 2008


Clusterstock - Stock research and analysis


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Sunday, October 05, 2008


How About Her, HHEHHH?!?!



I love music. I believe that for people who love music, the desire to share it is innate and crucial for music itself. When we find a song we love, we beckon our friends over to the turntable, we loan them the CD, we turn up the car stereo, we put it on a mixtape. We do this because music makes us feel and we want someone else to feel it, too.

The story of Muxtape began when I had a weekly show at my university's radio station in Oregon. In addition to keeping the station's regular log I compiled my playlists into a web page, with each show represented by a simple block that corresponded to a cassette recording for that week. At the time, mixtapes were already well into their twilight, but long after my show ended I couldn't stop thinking about how the playlist page served a similar purpose, and in many ways served it better. Like a mixtape, each playlist was a curated group that was greater than the sum of its parts. Unlike a mixtape, it wasn't constrained by any physical boundaries of dissemination, but… it also didn't contain any actual music. Someone might come across the page and smile knowingly at the songs they knew, but shifting the burden of actually compiling the mix to its intended listener defeated the purpose entirely.

Five years later, internet technology had advanced significantly. I was working on experimental user interfaces for web sites when I started thinking about that playlist page again, and ultimately set out to bring it to life. My desire to share music (in the mixtape sense) hadn't gone anywhere, but the channels to do so were becoming extinct. Popular blogging services allow you to post audio files in an ephemeral sort of way, but it wasn't the context I was looking for. A physical cassette tape in your hands has such an insistent aesthetic; just holding one makes you want to find a tape player to fulfill its destiny. My goal with Muxtape's design was to translate some of that tactility into the digital world, to build a context around the music that gave it a little extra spark of life and made the holder anxious to listen.

The first version was a one-page supplement to my tumblr, and was more or less identical to what it would become later. The feedback was great, and the number one question rapidly became "can you make one for me, too?" At first I started thinking about ways I could package the source code, but the more I thought about it the more it seemed like massively wasted potential. Distributing the source would mean limiting access to the small niche of people who operate their own web server, whereas I wanted to make something that was accessible to anyone who loves music. The natural conclusion was a centralized service, which suddenly unfolded whole other dimensions of possibility for serendipitous music discovery. What seemed before like the hollow shell of a mixtape now seemed like its evolution. I knew I had to try building it. Three weeks of long nights later, I launched Muxtape.

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SNL October 4 Bailout


SNL October 4 VP Debate


Boy Genius Report

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