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The "Soft Side" of The New York Times Again Bashes Our Best Hard News Journalists

My favorite food critic for many years had one big weakness: She hated Chinese food.  Not just certain dishes, but all of them.

She could write splendidly about all other cuisines but something in Chinese just plain ticked her off — and it wasn’t the MSG. 1,307 more words

Contemporary Commentary

6 Things You Probably Never Knew about Black Hawk Down

The 2001 movie about the Battle of Mogadishu is a modern-day classic war movie.

The 2001 blockbuster “Black Hawk Down” is a favorite among service members and veterans alike. 423 more words

Military History

Book review: Worm: The First Digital World War

Worm: The First Digital World War tracks the Conficker virus from its discovery in November 2008.

The various strains are charted and the efforts of The Cabal (a group of security experts who are battling the virus from causing problems) are explained. 101 more words


No Growing Up

Mark Bowden, now in his mid-sixties, decided to become a journalist when, in college, he read Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – an account of the odd experiences of Ken Kesey and his band of “Merry Pranksters” as they traveled across the country in that oddly painted school bus and dropped a lot of acid. 3,343 more words

Donald Trump

An awesome update on life

One awesome takeaway from Tarantino’s awesome Death Proof: the always awesome Mary Elizabeth Winstead in awesome cheerleader outfit. For that—and for many other awesome reasons I’m too lazy to elaborate here— 180 more words


Prove Big Foot Did Not Shoot Bin Laden: The New York Times Magazine's Conspiracy Theory Simplified

It’s hard to say what New York Times Magazine Editor Jake Silverstein and media critic Johnathan Mahler were drinking when they decided to publish “ 556 more words

Contemporary Commentary

Killing Pablo - Mark Bowden

Rating: 4 Stars

On the day that Pablo Escobar was killed, his mother, Hermilda, came to the place on foot.


Pablo Escobar was the notorious head of the Medellín cartel, shipping thousands of tons of cocaine into the United States and murdering everyone that got in his way.

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4 Stars