Posts Tagged: al jazeera

Real, Local, Radical

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A must-read profile of Sesshu Foster, unofficial poet laureate of East Los Angeles, steadfast advocate of racial equity, eloquent witness to the changes of gentrification, full-time school teacher, and arguable embodiment of the vibrant tangle of roots that comprises modern Los Angelean culture: In any other city, and in any neighborhood besides East L.A., it’s […]

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Leaked Mainstream Media Dictionary

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Al-Jazeera has started a new project–an online dictionary of words and phrases the mainstream media (which I–though not everyone–would argue they’re a part of) uses when writing/talking about whatever the news story of the day happens to be. It’s either darkly funny or painfully true, or perhaps a combination of both. For example: accident. n. […]

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Politics Sunday

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California voters may legalize pot. And it might throw quite the wrench in the already complex upcoming elections. In Brazil, a “school of gay arts,” including classes in lip-synching, wig preparation, “hairography,” and “clothing customization.” (via TMN) Some pretty brilliant ideas on how to make CNN stop sucking. (via) Al Jazeera’s take on “the cult […]

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Politics Sunday

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If you haven’t yet heard about Goodluck Jonathan, the new President of Nigeria, you should read this article. Why does everyone think artists are terrible at governing? Andrew Sullivan posts the full report from the Office of Professional Responsibility on “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques,” otherwise known as torture. He also wants your help translating the legalese and […]

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Random Media Notes

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Children are cramming in almost six hours of Internet time a day. A third of young people say they cannot live without their computer. The Spy Who Came In From The Gold. KGB agent turned billionaire banker is purchasing a controlling stake in famed London tabloid The Evening Standard. The top editors of Newsday have […]

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