Monthly Archives: January 2008
Behind the scenes of Wednesday’s GOP debate Jan 31, 2008
Here’s the sequel to my Spin Room piece from last year. I’m not quite as happy with it as I was with the last one, but the material wasn’t as easy to work with. The Spin Room was a big, … Continue reading
Another classic press release Jan 28, 2008
I got this e-mail on Friday. The site it refers to is very real (and very funny — seriously, check it out). As far as I can tell, the guy who sent it is a consultant in Chicago who was … Continue reading
My Review of Republic.com 2.0 Jan 26, 2008
60 Second Science—I got star legal-scholar-type-person Cass Sunstein‘s new book, Republic.com 2.0 as a stocking stuffer this Christmas. Sunstein’s a leading advocate of the idea of “cyberbalkanization” —the notion that the Internet may one day do in democracy. He suggests … Continue reading
Invaders from Another Ecosystem Jan 18, 2008
My first radio documentary is out this week on the National Radio Project’s show, Making Contact. Probably one of the few chances you’ll have in life to listen to a chorus of friendly invasive cordgrasses.
Truly Awesome Radio Segment Jan 14, 2008
“Act One” of this recent episode on This American Life is one of the greatest bits of radio I’ve ever heard. Click here to download. The segment I’m referring to starts at around 3m 11s and runs about 20 minutes. … Continue reading
This will only take a minute… Jan 6, 2008
Just an update/bit of good news—I’ve been asked to be a regular blogger for Scientific American‘s new online venture, “60 Second Science.” Check out my first couple posts.