Thursday, September 28, 2006

David Remnick discusses Bill Clinton's post-Presidency in this New Yorker article.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

In this Oxford American article, music historian Charles Wolfe discusses Louis Armstrong's connection with country music. This video introduction to the article includes video of a duet between Louis Armstrong and Johnny Cash.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

This Business Week article explains that the health care industry is "What's Really Propping Up The Economy."

"If you really want to understand what makes the U.S. economy tick these days, don't go to Silicon Valley, Wall Street, or Washington. Just take a short trip to your local hospital. . . Without it the nation's labor market would be in a deep coma. Since 2001, 1.7 million new jobs have been added in the health-care sector, which includes related industries such as pharmaceuticals and health insurance. Meanwhile, the number of private-sector jobs outside of health care is no higher than it was five years ago."

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Mother of All Trailers is a very funny combination of every movie preview cliche.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

In 1999 Jack Black and Owen Wilson stared in Heat Vision and Jack, a TV comedy about a former astronaut and his talking motorcycle. Only one episode of the show was made. Now, thanks to You Tube, you can watch Heat Vision and Jack here.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

In 1991 Conan O'Brien and Robert Smigel wrote Lookwell!, a TV comedy about a crime-solving former star of a cancelled cop TV show. Only one episode of the show, which stared Adam West, was made. Now, thanks to You Tube, you can watch Lookwell! here.

Monday, September 11, 2006

In this Slate article, Jeff MacIntyre discusses the unusual process David Milch uses to create the television show Deadwood.