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Month: April 2002 (Page 1 of 2)

You Deserve a Month Off

“You Deserve a Month Off,” says Mark Morford. “We all need more time off.”

LA riots: 10th anniversary

The LA riots happened ten years ago this month. How has South Los Angeles changed since then?

Arena’s squad

Here’s an excellent analysis of the 23-man squad that US coach Bruce Arena picked for this summer’s World Cup.

Ashcroft’s “faith in death”

Richard Cohen decries John Ashcroft’s “faith in death”–the attorney general’s “religious faith in capital punishment.”

US World Cup roster

The roster for this summer’s US World Cup team has been announced.

Big blender

Got $1795 burning a hole in your pocket? Then why not buy a blender powered by a 31 cc, 4-cycle Honda motorcycle engine? Behold the Extreme Mix Machine.

Al Gore’s NYT op-ed

Today’s New York Times features an op-ed by Al Gore. In it, he argues that President Bush’s energy policy caters to the American oil and chemical industries.

Many op-eds carrying politicians’ names are really written by their staffers. But this one seems to have actually been penned by Gore himself–check out this whopper of an opening sentence: “Under the presidency of George W. Bush, the environmental and energy policies of our government are completely dominated by a group of current and former oil and chemical company executives who are trying to dismantle America’s ability to force them to reduce the extremely dangerous levels of pollution in the earth’s atmosphere.”

CNet on how to charge for Web content

CNet News is running an interesting piece about how to charge for content on the Web–and get people to pay for it. “I do not look at the Web as a broadcast medium that relies mostly on advertising,” says Michael Schutzler, the CEO of “Rather, I think the Web is a direct-marketing medium. This is what a magazine is. For a magazine to survive, it needs multiple revenue streams, such as annual subscriptions and advertising.”

Economist city guides

In their typically clinical manner, The Economist offers useful guides for various cities throughout the world.

“Special management meals”

If you get locked up in Baltimore, keep your nose clean. The “special management meal” sounds terrible.

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