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where all are welcome but few will stay


New Media vs Old Media

Wow, CNN playing the "we weren't aware" card while firing a popular blogger. Who do they really believe is going to buy this? As the media industry implodes around us I think stories such as this one are going to become more prevalent. I have friends now who are waiting to see if they are going to be among the 150 to be laid off by the L.A. Times.

Chez Pazienza: Say What You Will (Requiem for a TV News Career) - Media on The Huffington Post


Paste Magazine :: News :: Conchords' Clement, Sam Rockwell to star in Broncos

Yay! What could be better than a collaboration of Conchords and the same duo who gave us Napoleon Dynamite? If you've seen Eagle vs. Shark you know Clement will fit right in.

Paste Magazine :: News :: Conchords' Clement, Sam Rockwell to star in Broncos


Forget Oprah!

San Francisco Bay View - Toni Morrison, who labeled Bill Clinton ‘1st Black president,’ backs Barack Obama

Wow, Toni Morrison has endorsed a candidate in this presidential election. Morrison's writings are among the greatest things this country has ever contributed to the world. Toni Morrison is brilliance it's self. For a while now, I've been meaning to post what this democratic primary means to me.

My Mom would often tell me when I was little, " you choose your battles by the number of enemies you face. You"re a woman first and a Latina second always remember that." And I've tried to live my life that way. I don't want more from society for woman. I want equal footing. From the beginning I loved Obama's message of change. As Super Tuesday looms, I started to waiver it'd be awesome to have a woman president. Clinton's moment of emotion on the campaign trail put me off (I refuse to call that crying). It was an obvious stunt, and it worked.

So what do you vote? Do you vote just to be proud? Out of a sense of recognition of your own identity. Or do you vote your conscious under the belief that the world has changed and the way we align ourselves must change as well?


Once Again

Once Again, a Legit Nominee - Carpetbagger - Movies - Oscars - Awards - David Carr - New York Times Blog

Glad this got cleared up. Once deserves more than just the best song nomination. It was looked over in all the other categories the least Oscar could do would be to include it as a part of the best song nominations. Let's hope it wins! But like every year with Oscar most likely it won't because it deserves it the most.