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Astrid Bowlby opens the black box
To consider "Everything," the new installation by artist Astrid Bowlby, consider what we know about the sausage maker.
| February 01, 2013
After I Wikipedia'ed Uganda ...
Overheard at the Common the other day
| March 23, 2012
The Big Hurt: The miracle of Japanese Wikipedia
In a break from my usual bad-jokes format, I bring you something so strange and wonderful that I just had to share it with the world.
The miracle of Japanese
| February 10, 2012
It's hard to say what's more surprising about Wilfred , FX's new comedy — adapted from an Australian series — about a depressed ex-lawyer (Elijah Wood) and his friend Wilfred, who he thinks is a man in a dog suit but who is, in actuality, a dog. Is it
| July 01, 2011
I read Deirdre Fulton's recent article in the Phoenix about the impact of technology and "learner-centered" education on the college experience with a mixture of admiration, because I think she got most things correct, and dread, because I think she
Letters to the Portland Editor, September 10, 2010
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| September 10, 2010
Interview: Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit
In 2008, Passion Pit won Best New Artist in our Best Music Poll.
Cleaning up with this year's BMP winners
CARLY CARIOLI AND RYAN STEWART
| July 31, 2009
More thoughts on the NYT's Rohde cover-up
Writes a commenter of my defense of the NYT's/Wikipedia's handling of the David Rohde situation:I'd ...
| June 29, 2009
Defending Wikipedia (and the NYT)--updated!
Richard Perez-Pena reports today that his employer, the New York Times, sought and recei...
| June 29, 2009
Scientology Back in the News - This Time Banned from Wikipedia
I'm not generally prone to blindly push along potential rumors (even if they're probably true)...
| June 01, 2009
The e-mail from "Craig Cook" arrived on March 2. It directed me to a Facebook page pretending to be Greg Cook's, and a YouTube video. I was busy, so I watched only the beginning of the latter.
'Me' and the Miracle 5
| April 10, 2009
The kult of Al Kaprielian
It's the coldest day of the winter so far and Al Kaprielian is excited.
| February 04, 2009
The ancient Library at Alexandria, once the largest on Earth, housed perhaps 500,000 volumes.
Wikipedia doubled its number of articles in just 18 months. But who are the “Wikipediots” writing them? And why do they do it?
| December 12, 2007
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