Monday, October 25, 2004

Pieces, Particles XVIII

The following stories spotted recently in print publications might be worth a look. Heads and decks, only. Heads and decks.

Bad Table Manners, but Fancy Names to Quote, by Jason Zinoman, New York Times, Oct. 23, 2004
A Williamsburg troupe that dares eat chicken in public.

Brewing up Goodness, Back in the Day, by Tiffany Elliott, Greenpoint Star, Oct. 7, 2004

The Civic CD, by Rob Walker, New York Times Magazine, Oct. 24, 2004
The goal of this music is not to launch careers but to end one career in particular.

Columbia J-School Students Terrify Locals, by Brian Montopoli, New York Observer, Oct. 11, 2004
The New York World

Con Flicks, by Kathryn Schulz, New York Times Magazine, Oct. 24, 2004
The rise of the right-wing film festival.

Dave Sim on Comics vs. Trades, by John Jackson Miller, Comics Buyer's Guide, August 2004

Death to "Death of the Pamphlet", by John Jackson Miller, Comics Buyer's Guide, August 2004
Welcome to the 21st Century, where it's in vogue to preach the end of the comic book format.

The Flatlands: Certainly on the Level, by Tiffany Elliott, Greenpoint Star, Sept. 30, 2004

F. Scott's Queens: A Guided Tour, by Reed Jackson, Greenpoint Star, Oct. 14, 2004

If the Angel's Broke, Don't Fix It, by Nik Kovac, Greenpoint Star, Sept. 23, 2004

In Character, a Quick Exit Is Required, by Howard Kaplan, New York Times, Oct. 23, 2004
When miming a statue, impressions matter

Johnny Ramone, The Economist, Sept. 25, 2004
Johnny Ramone (John Cummings), a punk rocker, died on September 15th, aged 55

Love on the Rocks, by Bill Arsenault, Northwestern, Summer 2004
What better way to say "I love you" than to put it in permanent paint?

Loving Manifestations, by Mara Bovsun, New York Daily News, Oct. 24, 2004
The trials of Henry Ward Beecher

Miss Subways, Subversive and Sublime, by Melanie Bush, New York Times, Oct. 24, 2004
For three decades, New York women had an icon that was ethnic, real and even covertly feminist. Now, she is set to reign again.

The News That's Fit to Print, by John Leo, U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 25, 2004

The New York Subway 1904-2004, by Joe McKendry, New York Times, Oct. 23, 2004

Pushing Paper, by Nancy Franklin, New Yorker, Oct. 25, 2004
Ricky Gervais does overtime at "The Office."

Quitting the Paint Factory, by Mark Slouka, Harper's, November 2004
On the virtues of idleness

Radio Decades, by Meredith Daniels, Newsday, Oct. 23, 2004
It's a youth-oriented business, but these DJs have staying power

Shop Write, by Amanda Hesser, New York Times Magazine, Oct. 24, 2004
American eating habits, one grocery list at a time.

The Tabloid King's Dilemma, by Devin Leonard, Fortune, Nov. 1, 2004
Can David Pecker, publisher of the National Enquirer and Star, turn his company into a glossy-magazine Bigfoot?

Taking a Train Back in Time (No Need for a MetroCard), by Alan Feuer, New York Times, Oct. 24, 2004

Taming the Monster, by Michael Doran, Comics Buyer's Guide, August 2004
Learning to live with new comics speculation could help the hobby Blogging off Daily Can Make You Blind, by Tom Scocca, New York Observer, Sept. 20, 2004
Wolcott, Sullivan, Teachout: Save It for the Memoirs! At least Kaus reports

Walking America, by Andrew Curry, Smithsonian, November 2004
Twenty-six-year-old Aaron Huey took his dog, his camera and an open mind on a journey from California to New York. Along the way he learned a lot about his country -- and himself.

Weird Love, by Nick Paumgarten, New Yorker, Oct. 25, 2004
In the Vault

What Lies Beneath, by Dan Hofstadter, Smithsonian, November 2004
A vast world of streets and piazzas, aqueducts and catacombs -- rich in history and full of surprises -- is drawing more and more visitors to the subterranean reaches of Naples, Italy

Soundtrack: The Ditty Bops

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