Friday, April 04, 2003

Pieces, Particles XIV
The following media-related stories recently spotted in print publications might be worth a look. Heads and decks, only. Heads and decks.

30 Reasons AOL Time Warner Lost Almost $100 Billion in a Year, GQ, April 2003

The Art of War by John Colapinto, Rolling Stone, April 17, 2003
There may not be any great protest songs on the radio, but these five young political cartoonists are bringing the noise of dissent to America

Basement Jacks by Don Tapscott, Enroute, March 2003
These days, anyone with a song in their head can produce a slick-sounding CD in the comfort of their own home -- even if they can't play a single note.

Blender's 10 Commandments for Saving the Record Industry!, by Joe Fleischer, Blender, April 2003 (?)

CGE Reading Program Bridges the Gap, Wizard #140

Consumers in the Mist by Alison Wellner, Inc., April 2003
For real insights into your clients, hire an anthropologist

Et Tu, Punk by Robin Vaughan, The Boston Phoenix, March 21, 2003
The Explosion, Clint Conley, and Hilken Mancini find their own way

An Eye for the Ladies by Lisa Eisner and Roman Alonso, The New York Times Magazine, March 30, 2003
Those who call him a misogynist don't know R. Crumb.

Exposing a Phony Photo, National Geographic, April 2003
NGS website tells all

Front Page News by Paisley Strellis, YM, April 2003
In the town of Itasca, TX, it's up to the high school students to get the paper out.

Get Your Browser On! by Stephen Burt, The New York Times, March 30, 2003
The independent voice of online comics

He Takes a Village by John Anderman, The Boston Globe, March 29, 2003
Fort Apache's Gary Smith looks to create a music hub in Vermont

Homes for the Homeless -- Books by David Desjardins, The Boston Globe, March 30, 2003
A woman recycles unwanted volumes

How to Draw on a Wall by Christine Temin, The Boston Globe, March 23, 2003
It's art that gets erased. Making it is more complicated than you'd think.

A Movement Yes, but No Counterculture by John Leland, The New York Times, March 23, 2003

On the Road and On-Line by Stacy Kunstel, Yankee, April 2003
MIT's hotel in the heart of Cambridge marries high tech with high design.

Politics in Play by Elizabeth Jozwiak, Wisconsin Magazine of History, Spring 2003
Socialism, free speech, and social centers in Milwaukee

Popaganda by Michael Barson, Entertainment Weekly, April 4, 2003

Radio Network Bonds Farmworker Community by Dave Wagner, The Boston Globe, March 23, 2003
Union founder's dream is realized

Railroad Buffs Are Working to Bring Back a Legend by Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, March 30, 2003

Real World Robots by Brad Stone, Newsweek, March 24, 2003
They're finally among us. They may not look like the Jetsons' Rosie, but they are actually doing real jobs alongside humans -- in homes, hospitals and on the battlefield.

Reel Solitude by Louise Kennedy, The Boston Globe Magazine, March 23, 2003
Alone at the movies, you're accountable to no one's tastes or experiences but your own. And that's liberating.

Selling the War on TV by Susan Douglas, The Nation, March 31, 2003

The Sound of Things to Come by Marshall Sella, The New York Times Magazine, March 23, 2003
Woody Norris has reinvented acoustics. Big news for the world of music. Bigger news for advertising and crime-fighting and combat.

Stage Craft by Mike Milliard, The Boston Phoenix, March 28, 2003
In search of "The Lost Theatres of Somerville"

"Townie" by Anne McPheeters, Maine Boats & Harbors, April/May 2003
What you are is what you are, and recognizing that is central to growing up.

"We're Glorified Schleppers." by Susannah Meadows, Newsweek, March 24, 2003
Behind every gorgeous superstar is another kind of celebrity: the stylist

When a Brand Becomes a Stand-In for a Nation by Rob Walker, The New York Times, March 30, 2003

Why Radio Sucks by Jenny Eliscu, Rolling Stone, April 3, 2003
Five ways that giant corporations are running the airwaves

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