Tim Russert of NBC News Dead at 58

What sad, shocking news today...Russert, NBC News' Washington bureau chief and the moderator of Meet the Press, has been as busy as anyone in offering thoughtful coverage of the campaign primary circus of 2008. I'm stunned and saddened by this. … [Read more...]

Reader Mailstrom – 6/13

I'm starting a new column, chronicling stand-outs from the daily maelstrom of Looking Closer email.Most of these letters are real. Some of them are amalgalms of a variety of messages. Some of them are what I read between the lines of the things readers really wrote.Each installment of Reader Mail-strom will be updated over the course of the day, so check back to see if I've responded to you.-WHERE'D GODAWA GO?QUESTION: "I was wondering if you could shed some light on … [Read more...]

U2′s New Album Arrives Early

I'm listening to U2's new album right now!It's called Viva La Vida. You can stream it for free right here. U2's collaborations with Brian Eno have always been fruitful, and I'll be enjoying this for the rest of the summer. Too bad they had to call in Coldplay to substitute for them at the last minute, but still.... Just listen to track 5 -- it's like a sequel to "City of Blinding Lights."So when will the new U2 album performed by U2 arrive? Their manager says it might happen as soon as … [Read more...]

Wednesday Night’s Trip to Borders was Pretty Cool

Jeffrey-with-Sam

I've waited 22 years for this fanboy photo.Thanks to my friend Don for snapping this. … [Read more...]


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