news

An index of blog posts tagged ‘news’ here at MarkCz.com.
President Obama in Racine, Wisconsin

President Obama in Racine, Wisconsin

hen news broke last weekend that President Barack Obama would be holding a town hall meeting here in Racine on June 30, the area media struggled to understand its purpose. On a national level, there is currently no sharper political analyst than...

Heat wave, power cuts, and protests in India

While American politicians bicker over whether to pass a clean energy bill, people in India are really feeling the heat these days. Today's Weather Underground forecast for New Delhi called for a high of 111° F. going up to 114° F. for Monday. Here are some recent BBC...

Stephen Colbert reports from Iraq this week

The Colbert Report should be especially good this week, with Stephen Colbert on location in Iraq, a trip whose exact date and destination had been kept secret until Friday, leading many to ask (and search for), "Where and when is Stephen Colbert going to the Persian...

Print media getting smaller and smaller

Print media getting smaller and smaller

As a teenage hippie, I used to take the bus to downtown Kenosha to buy big, thick, imported vinyl LPs at One Sweet Dream, our local record store/head shop. Print media was part of the ritual too: Picking up the latest issue of Rolling Stone, folding that big, thick...

In other news (1/13/2009)

California man arrested for trying to sell daughter, 14, for beer and meat — The Salinas Californian reports that Marcelino de Jesus Martinez, 36, of Greenfield, is suspected of arranging for the girl's marriage in exchange for "$16,000, 100 cases of beer, several...

Barack Obama: Jerk or Jedi?

My brain hurts. I had cable news on my television most of today, and too much of it consisted of yammering about the closest thing they could find to a hot-button story: Chip Saltsman's Christmas mix CD featuring "Barack the Magic Negro." Never mind that the story...

Rick Sanchez and baby talk news

Rick Sanchez and baby talk news

Rick Sanchez has that special something. It's more complicated than simply being someone people love to hate. There is a certain rare balance of unimaginable awfulness and underlying vulnerability that makes some of the world's biggest egos simply irresistible....

Election Day 2008: Live blog

Election Day 2008: Live blog

9:17 a.m. — I've got some leftover sauce reheating in the microwave. I'll mix it with the egg noodles boiling on the stove and call it breakfast. MSNBC is on my TV, and I can see my local polling place from my living room window. It's 61 sunny and clear degrees...

ABC World News: Racine, Wisconsin’s minute in spotlight

ABC World News: Racine, Wisconsin’s minute in spotlight

ABC's ABC World News with Charles Gibson devoted this past week to a "Great American Battleground Bus Tour" gimmick which purported to give Gibson and his viewers insight into real, live heartland voters in cities like Dayton, Bowling Green, Indianapolis, Davenport —...

The Atlantic: Magazines and coffee beans

The Atlantic: Magazines and coffee beans

One of the first realizations that hit me when the World Wide Web was emerging was that magazines were doomed. Suddenly, all the color and photos and graphics and layout possibilities of magazines could go through a wire along with the text, without waiting for...

Keith Olbermann’s special comments

Keith Olbermann’s special comments

I watch TV news all day long for a living, so it's unlikely that I would want to watch more of it when I'm finally off work at 7 p.m., and yet that's what I find myself doing these days. Radio legend Steve Dahl was a very early enthusiast of Countdown with Keith...

Labeling immigrants — with plastic embossing tape?

As they are wont to do when devoting all of their news-reporting efforts to a single topic, CNN has designed a special title graphic for today's "Day Without Immigrants." There's barbed wire, and there are pant legs and shoes, but what I'm curious about is the font....

news

An index of blog posts tagged ‘news’ here at MarkCz.com.

President Obama in Racine, Wisconsin

hen news broke last weekend that President Barack Obama would be holding a town hall meeting here in Racine on June 30, the area media struggled to understand its purpose. On a national level, there is currently no sharper political analyst than...

Heat wave, power cuts, and protests in India

While American politicians bicker over whether to pass a clean energy bill, people in India are really feeling the heat these days. Today's Weather Underground forecast for New Delhi called for a high of 111° F. going up to 114° F. for Monday. Here are some recent BBC...

Stephen Colbert reports from Iraq this week

The Colbert Report should be especially good this week, with Stephen Colbert on location in Iraq, a trip whose exact date and destination had been kept secret until Friday, leading many to ask (and search for), "Where and when is Stephen Colbert going to the Persian...

Print media getting smaller and smaller

As a teenage hippie, I used to take the bus to downtown Kenosha to buy big, thick, imported vinyl LPs at One Sweet Dream, our local record store/head shop. Print media was part of the ritual too: Picking up the latest issue of Rolling Stone, folding that big, thick...

In other news (1/13/2009)

California man arrested for trying to sell daughter, 14, for beer and meat — The Salinas Californian reports that Marcelino de Jesus Martinez, 36, of Greenfield, is suspected of arranging for the girl's marriage in exchange for "$16,000, 100 cases of beer, several...

Barack Obama: Jerk or Jedi?

My brain hurts. I had cable news on my television most of today, and too much of it consisted of yammering about the closest thing they could find to a hot-button story: Chip Saltsman's Christmas mix CD featuring "Barack the Magic Negro." Never mind that the story...

Rick Sanchez and baby talk news

Rick Sanchez has that special something. It's more complicated than simply being someone people love to hate. There is a certain rare balance of unimaginable awfulness and underlying vulnerability that makes some of the world's biggest egos simply irresistible....

Election Day 2008: Live blog

9:17 a.m. — I've got some leftover sauce reheating in the microwave. I'll mix it with the egg noodles boiling on the stove and call it breakfast. MSNBC is on my TV, and I can see my local polling place from my living room window. It's 61 sunny and clear degrees...

ABC World News: Racine, Wisconsin’s minute in spotlight

ABC's ABC World News with Charles Gibson devoted this past week to a "Great American Battleground Bus Tour" gimmick which purported to give Gibson and his viewers insight into real, live heartland voters in cities like Dayton, Bowling Green, Indianapolis, Davenport —...

The Atlantic: Magazines and coffee beans

One of the first realizations that hit me when the World Wide Web was emerging was that magazines were doomed. Suddenly, all the color and photos and graphics and layout possibilities of magazines could go through a wire along with the text, without waiting for...

Keith Olbermann’s special comments

I watch TV news all day long for a living, so it's unlikely that I would want to watch more of it when I'm finally off work at 7 p.m., and yet that's what I find myself doing these days. Radio legend Steve Dahl was a very early enthusiast of Countdown with Keith...

Labeling immigrants — with plastic embossing tape?

As they are wont to do when devoting all of their news-reporting efforts to a single topic, CNN has designed a special title graphic for today's "Day Without Immigrants." There's barbed wire, and there are pant legs and shoes, but what I'm curious about is the font....

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