Friday, October 15, 2004

Dave Winer: "If a Times reporter, because she is doing her job, as Sulzberger argues, can say no to the court, why can't you or I? The Constitution (wisely, imho) doesn't create a branch of government for journalism, but reporters often act as if it did. In the age of citizen journalism and blogging, can the austere and distinguished Times ask for and receive special protection under the law?"

11:50:42 AM    comment []

The Bowles campaign blog is pointing to a sister site called The Truth About Burr, and to Al Hunt's pro-Bowles column in yesterday's Wall Street Journal. The Bowles campaign home page is looking pretty bloglike itself, as is to a somewhat lesser degree the Burr campaign site.

11:44:33 AM    comment []

Sally Greene: "(O)ur government begins in us: 'we, the people.' We are a democracy. The state speaks through us. This seems natural enough, although lately for me it's a stretch. I stumble over it. Where am I in the "we" who invaided Iraq? and tolerates torture in prisons?"

Now reverse the image, and factor in people (many) who wonder where they are in the "we" that allows abortion, or "sodomy"'s a wonder the country holds together at all.

9:12:03 AM    comment []

If you can't make it to New York to see the Romare Bearden show at the can see this Bearden at the Weatherspoon.

Conversation Piece
Bearden, Romare
collage and graphite on paper
overall: 17 1/2 x 20 in.; 44.45 x 50.8 cm

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Art writing I understand, from Holland Cotter's intro to the Aztec show at the Guggenheim: "Networking in Brussels in the summer of 1520, Albrecht Dürer saw some of the first Aztec art to reach Europe, and flipped out."

9:02:24 AM    comment []