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Old Mug Shots Fuel Art, and a Debate on Privacy – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/us/28mug.html Larken Design in Cincinnati is selling artwork and notebooks with police mug shots from the 1950s, raising concerns about the privacy rights of individuals and the disposal of public records. People have long romanticized the 1950s — Marilyn Monroe’s … Continue reading

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Arts &Letters Daily – ideas, criticism, debate

http://www.artsandlettersdaily.com/ Denis Dutton, founder and editor of Arts & Letters Daily and a professor of philosophy at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, has died. Born in California, Mr. Dutton received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of … Continue reading

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British Judge Denies Bail For WikiLeaks Founder : NPR

http://www.npr.org/2010/12/07/131870384/british-judge-denies-bail-for-wikileaks-founder A British judge has denied ball for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who told a London court that he intends to fight attempts to extradite him to Sweden on sex-crime allegations. Judge Howard Riddle told Assange that he had “substantial … Continue reading

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/11/AR2010101103920.html?wprss=rss_nation/wires Wausau rescued and arrested a drunken man who plunged into the Wisconsin River while chasing a one-legged goose. The 40-year-old Wausau man told officers he wanted to catch the bird and roast it. He said he took off his … Continue reading

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A note to comics readers

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/04/AR2010060404749.html On Monday, The Post introduces “Barney & Clyde,” a comic strip about an accidental friendship between a billionaire and a homeless man. It was created by Pulitzer Prize-winning Post columnist Gene Weingarten, who cannot draw; his son, Dan Weingarten, … Continue reading

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Op-Ed Columnist – Should There Be an Inquisition for the Pope? – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/31/opinion/31dowd.html?src=me It doesn’t seem right that the Catholic Church is spending Holy Week practicing the unholy art of spin. Complete with crown-of-thorns imagery, the church has started an Easter public relations blitz defending a pope who went along with the … Continue reading

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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/05/opinion/05krugman.html?bl The difference between the two universes isn’t just intellectual, it’s also moral. Bill Clinton famously told a suffering constituent, “I feel your pain.” But the thing is, he did and does — while many other politicians clearly don’t. Or … Continue reading

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