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Showing posts from April 5, 2009

AP Funneez: Shepard Fairey Edition [Photography]

The AP is c urrently suing (and being sued by) Shepard Fairey over his famous 'Obama' image, stolen from the AP. Here's the front page of the AP photo site on Friday. Ha. SUBTLETY. Published by Original source :

awww, we lost my personal outro to tech difficulties... ... [From Comments]

awww, we lost my personal outro to tech difficulties... But yes, thanks for the warm reception and tuning into WTAN. We should have an interview with your favorite Late Show band The Roots next week amongst other surprises. So stay tuned ... same TAN time, same TAN channel. Published by Original source :

And Now Back to Our Regular Programming [Outro]

So, hoped you enjoyed the first Saturday afternoon with T.A.N. He'll be back next Saturday, maybe with an interview with The Roots to show you. We're thinking around 3pm, so please pencil it in. Published by Original source :

The Morality Matrix [Matrices]

Hey baby, what's your major? Philosophy? Oh yeah? Me too. Wait? David Brooks said what? God/Print/Hip Hop/Web2.0/Print/Facebook and Philosophy is dead??? And then 446 unemployed philosophy majors commented in protest??? Oh, hell no. So, um, yeah, earlier this week David Brooks waxed Gladwellian while filling in for Bob Herbert with a column breathlessly headlined "End of Philosophy." But it was more about "Reassessing Morality." Or as he phrases "moral thinking." Whatever. He's quick to point out sometimes we just, like, blink, and make snap judgments: Think of what happens when you put a new food into your mouth. You don't have to decide if it's disgusting. You just know. Yessir, kind of like when you smell hot-ass bullshit in a column. You just know! But we digress. The Blink camouflage is just cover for his main point on our new moral sensibility: What shapes moral emotions in the first place? The answer has long been ev

U.S. Embassy Officials Abandon BBC Reporter In Remote Afghanistan [Desertions]

BBC reporter Ian Hammell tagged along on a U.S. embassy-sponsored trip to northern Afghanistan to inspect counter-narcotics operations. His handlers got skittish when their car broke down and flew back to Kabul without him . It was now past two o'clock. Our American "hosts" were absent without leave. The plane was due to leave in half an hour and we were in the middle of the middle of nowhere with a story that would not even work its way onto the back pages of the local newspaper . A few frantic phone calls established the worst. The plane had already departed without us because of bad weather heading our way. Parnell (pictured in Afghanistan) and his camera man made it back to Kabul 21 hours later after an Afghan official lent them a car and a security guard. Way to get positive coverage, America! Published by Original source :

The Week In Theater: Ferris Bueller and Aunt Jackie, Back On Broadway [Stage]

Matthew Broderick returns to Broadway right now , while you'll have to wait til the fall for Laurie Metcalf . Some shows open well, others don't, and a production of the Tempest in Chicago earns raves. Rock of Ages opened on Broadway and was fun , if a bit silly. The Humana Arts Festival at the Actors' Theatre of Louisville got underway . The most interesting show (for me)? Actress Zoe Kazan's ( Three Sisters ) play Absalom . Didn't know she wrote. After a few missteps ( Adrift in Macao , anyone?) arch black comedian Christopher Durang is back in good graces with Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them at the Public. Meanwhile Brunch: The Musical , about struggling actors working as waiters on the Upper East Side sounds positively dreadful , both in concept and performance. Best line of the review? "These mostly unlikable characters want audiences to know that they hate 'crying kids, blue hairs and strollers,' as one waiter men

Give Us 22 Minutes, We'll Give You Some Lies [Hoaxes]

1010 WINS gets punked; repeats hoax that Lil' Kim is running for mayor of Hoboken . Published by Original source :