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Clear Channel banning protest songs?

Okay, I heard this at my book club last night (which, incidentally is about to formally throw in the towel as book club and come out as what it truly is: a wine club): Clear Channel has a list of artists which it has banned from its station because the artists have come out against the war, i.e. Sheryl Crow, ... Read More »

The 50 Most Loathsome New Yorkers

The NY Press presents the 50 Most Loathsome New Yorkers with such delightful bits as: 23 Harvey Weinstein, Producer A boorish film-industry mixture of Al Goldstein, Laurent Kabila and Adolf Hitler, the space-devouring Miramax creature has earned a reputation from Paris to the Punjab as perhaps the worst-behaved party guest in the history of the human race. The imposing 250-pound ... Read More »

Watching the News – in Spanish

It occurred to me recently that I could bypass the screaming heads of NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN by watching the news coverage in Spanish. This morning I began with Despierta America, a charming morning show on Univision which features four – count ‘em! – four hosts and a little dog. It’s sort of like a co-ed version of the ... Read More »