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#53198 - 04/28/05 10:12 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
cruegirl
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This month's Razor (which is generally not my thing, being a "men's mag") has a "never before published" interview with the late Hunter S. Thompson. He talks about pretty much anything you'd want to ask him if it were you. It was really interesting.
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#53199 - 04/29/05 12:02 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
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An article in the New York Times about a literary map of Manhattan. Where would the fictional New Yorkers have lived?
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#53200 - 04/29/05 12:04 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
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That is awesome. I love Randy Cohen's ethics column, too.
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#53201 - 04/29/05 10:18 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
michelleb
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An article about Tariq Ali appeared in The Weekend Australian today.

He sounds like a very interesting man.Has anyone read any of his books?

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#53202 - 04/30/05 06:03 AM Re: Read any good articles lately?
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Sadly, I have not read any of his books, only articles. But Frink and I are going to hear him speak tonight in Toronto. We were actually invited by friends of his to have brunch with him tomorrow, but unfortunately it's not a non-smoking household, so I can't go. Which really sucks, but what can you do? Anyway, the friend who invited us to brunch recommended Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree very highly.
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#53203 - 05/01/05 12:55 AM Re: Read any good articles lately?
michelleb
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Thanks deborah , that's great. I am certainly going to check him out.
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#53204 - 05/19/05 12:44 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
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This was posted over at TINO but I thought it was worth linking to here as well; not an article, as such, but the transcript of a Bill Moyers speech on public broadcasting: http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0516-34.htm
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#53205 - 07/04/05 11:25 AM Re: Read any good articles lately?
Catness
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A good article on business writing popped up on the AP this morning. Poor Writing Cost Taxpayers Millions
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The commission, established by the College Board, drew attention with its first report in 2003. That outlined problems with how writing is taught in American schools and proposed remedies. The group's second report, last year, tried to drum up support for writing education by highlighting the value that business and industry leaders place on writing skills.

This year, the commission surveyed human resource directors who oversee nearly 2.7 million state government employees, and found writing skills even more important than in the private sector.

While two-thirds of companies surveyed in the 2004 report said writing was an important responsibility for workers, 100 percent of the 49 states responding to the anonymous survey said it was. More than 75 percent said they take writing skills into account when hiring.
I cannot even begin to describe what bad, unclear writing has done to screw up things in my workplace.

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#53206 - 07/11/05 12:13 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
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This article, "How To Read a Book," had me cracking up out loud.

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Edited to fix the link

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#53207 - 07/11/05 01:20 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
moon_lemming
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Jonathan Yardley had an article in the Post about a week ago about Flannery O\'Connor that was both enjoyable and informative. It actually prompted me to start an author/book info binder for clippings related to those two subjects.

Most of y'all probably know everything Yardley shares already (I didn't know anything about O'Connor except that she was a southerner), but I still think it's a good quick read.

And I just found the Unicorn tapestries article that hooked me on the tapestries. It's great, especially as a starting point if you've never heard of the tapestries before. (It helps if you're a little bit of a math geek, too, probably.)

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