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paulbrady: Lately, discussions about press trips* and their appropriateness in a newsroom have consumed more of my time than I would like, which is to say they have consumed an amount of time greater than zero minutes. I was once an ardent proponent of no-trips-ever policies, but my stance has softened… To say nothing of going out for drinks or dinner with a publicist. The problem...
Disclosure: I wrote my HarperCollins editor an email this morning that said...
Sometimes you just have to hurl yourself off the cliff and see if anyone tries...– Paul Carr out the door at TechCrunch
The Ace Hotel is a luxury lifestyle hotel designed to appeal to creative-class...– Aww, look how much better David’s writing has gotten now that he’s learned to capitalize on his “BlackBerry.” Also note that Converse is renting that room because no sane human being would want to sleep in an Ace Hotel.
Scanning the Dial
Colin and Alex both pointed me to this excellent post on the problems involved in getting good at cities. Obviously, in both my previous experience as a travel writer and in my current position as co-founder of Fortnighter, it’s something that occupies my time. What we have to solve for at Fortnighter in part is simply getting people in the right place. That’s what Nick touches on...
Is from last night. (When the space war began, natch).
According to a source at an L.A. entertainment company, the firm does enough...– I’m very heartened to hear that making a film about the sad detachment brought on by the cocoon of luxury travel hasn’t stopped Reitman from accepting the perks of luxury travel. (from THR)
There comes a moment in all hangovers when the sufferer comes to a fork in the...– Sam Sifton, Hey Mr. Critic. (via langer) Co-Sign. Either cook breakfast like a real grown-up, or if the previous evening was that bad, Chinese food is widely available and quite absorbent.
Today, though, no matter what happens to it, Detroit is once again part of the...– The Incorrigible City’s valedictory post to Detroit.
…if you look at the most successful sites which link out — Fark, Reddit,...– Felix Salmon and Ryan McCarthy, my favorite Odd Couple of Reuters, discuss “Counterparties” with Megan Garber at Nieman Lab (via soupsoup) Pretty stoked about Counterparties a) because it’s awesome and b) because it’s powered by Percolate. (via heyitsnoah)
wallofdis: I just found a hotel in Sardinia that has a beachfront Champagne garden. To review: BEACHFRONT CHAMPAGNE GARDEN Here are my top three favorite things about this, in descending order: BEACHFRONT CHAMPAGNE GARDEN And for those of you who are perhaps more visually inclined:
There are people in the world who have the power to change our values. Have you...
EVERYBODY LOVES OUR TOWN: Celebrity Grunge... →
grungebook: Joel McHale, host of E!’s clip-fest The Soup and star of the NBC sitcom Community, grew up in the Seattle metropolitan area (specifically Mercer Island) and enrolled at the University of Washington in fall of 1991, just as punk was breaking. “As a kid, I didn’t know any better—I…