Tuesday, February 26, 2008

in the news

Below are some of the news stories that I've been following during the past couple of days.

The Audacity of Hopelessness by Frank Rich, I think, is a great read. Funny yet insightful.

Obama's Red-State Prospects Unclear

In Painful Past, Hushed Worry About Obama

Obama's Kenyan Roots

Hillary Should Get Out Now is by Jonathan Alter, one of the most noted columnist in America and a cancer survivor.

Fox News Anchor or Porn Star? Being home most of the time, I watch a lot of TV. Probably more than I should. If there's any defense I can make, I guess I can say that those hours are devoted to watching informative news analysis and the pundit talk shows which have become more and more fascinating as this unprecedented primary season progresses.

Spending time flipping from network to network, I have become quite knowledgeable about the networks' various news personalities and have noticed that indeed a significant number of the female anchors and reporters are really attractive. Indeed, in some cases they're just drop dead gorgeous. In my opinion, the reporters on MSNBC and Fox are the most stunning but CNN isn't that far behind. So, I found it really amusing when I came across the humorous quiz above.

Americans Change Faiths at Rising Rate, Report Finds

Symphonic Diplomacy, With Odd Overtones

Mastodons in Manhattan: A Botanical Puzzle

Buried Seed Vault Opens in Arctic looks at how some scientists are working to protect the future of the human species from Doomsday (whatever that may be).

The Changing Face of China's Art Scene looks at the impact of artists like Yue Minjun and others in the booming acquisition market for contemporary Chinese art.

A Wandering Kazakh, Before Borat reviews Mongol, an Oscar nominee, which I haven't seen but which I just added to my Netflix queue. In Chicago, I studied the history of the Mongols a bit. Moreover, my analysis of them was an important part of my master's thesis. So, I'm curious to check out this film's interpretation of this very important Central Asian civilization.


Comment Blogger Michelle J said...

Ha, i got 7/10 correct! See, i know my porn stars..oops i mean female news anchors!! :O)

7:29 PM  
Comment Blogger Duane said...

LOL! :)

8:06 PM  

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