Journal of a Journalist

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How has your morning news-gathering routine changed since you started and the Internet happened? I used to get four daily newspapers delivered to my door (yes, including The Wall Street Journal), read them on the subway, then start writing. Now, I get no print editions and my first front page on many days is Twitter. Looking at the tweets from the people I follow often tip me off the quickest to the stories that folks I’m interested in are talking about.
Brian Lehrer Marks 25 Years of Having a Show on Public Radio’s WNYC - WSJ - WSJ

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Want an awesome cookbook and to help somebody out? Buy Good and Cheap for $25. This cookbook teaches how to make quick, delicious meals on a food stamp budget. Available free in PDF form or your $25 gets you a copy and one printed copy donated to someone who needs it.

I have nothing to do with the book. However, my fancy, non-food stamp self bought it and the damn thing is awesome. You should buy it too.

Want an awesome cookbook and to help somebody out? Buy Good and Cheap for $25. This cookbook teaches how to make quick, delicious meals on a food stamp budget. Available free in PDF form or your $25 gets you a copy and one printed copy donated to someone who needs it.

I have nothing to do with the book. However, my fancy, non-food stamp self bought it and the damn thing is awesome. You should buy it too.

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British military intelligence agents in Northern Ireland used fears about demonic possessions, black masses and witchcraft as part of a psychological war against emerging armed groups in the Troubles in the 1970s, a study says. Prof Richard Jenkins, from Sheffield University, spoke to military intelligence officers, including the head of the army’s “black operations” in Northern Ireland, Captain Colin Wallace. Wallace told Jenkins that they deliberately stoked up a satanic panic from 1972 to 1974, even placing black candles and upside-down crucifixes in derelict buildings in some of Belfast’s war zones.

Satanic panic: how British agents stoked supernatural fears in Troubles | UK news | The Guardian

Some gonzo history from your weekend: The time British intelligence agencies engineered a devil-worshipper scare in 1970s’ Northern Ireland. If UK intelligence turns out to be responsible for the New Wave of British Heavy Metal as well, we’re going to buy beers for some spooks.

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Gogol Bordello’s playing a packed house at the Hollywood Bowl. We’re a long way from the Bulgarian Bar and ABC No Rio in NYC. #music  #losangeles  (at Hollywood Bowl)

Gogol Bordello’s playing a packed house at the Hollywood Bowl. We’re a long way from the Bulgarian Bar and ABC No Rio in NYC. #music #losangeles (at Hollywood Bowl)

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That time ’60s pop musician and record exec Herb Alpert was like oh, yeah, I ran into Johnny Rotten in Malibu one time. #music #punk

That time ’60s pop musician and record exec Herb Alpert was like oh, yeah, I ran into Johnny Rotten in Malibu one time. #music #punk

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Just attended a Simpsons press event. 10 year old me thinks 33 year old me has best job ever. (at 20th Century Fox Studios)

Just attended a Simpsons press event. 10 year old me thinks 33 year old me has best job ever. (at 20th Century Fox Studios)

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Commute reading: How a ragtag bunch of artists built a pop culture monolith and learned to hate Stan Lee’s guts. #comics #books

Commute reading: How a ragtag bunch of artists built a pop culture monolith and learned to hate Stan Lee’s guts. #comics #books

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