Excerpt from an interview with my kickass boss
Lu Lippold: How did you incorporate your philosophical tendencies into the newspaper business?
Jeremy Iggers: Once I got to working at a newspaper, all kinds of interesting ethical questions started presenting themselves. What people in journalism call an "ethical issue" is quite different from what a philosophy department says about ethics, or moral philosophy.
Lu Lippold: For example?
Jeremy Iggers: For example, journalists would consider it unethical if a source bought them a cup of coffee. That just isn’t done, because it would look like the source was trying to buy some influence. But news organizations don’t consider it an ethical lapse to completely ignore some constituent communities—like poor communities of color—in favor of others. A moral philosopher might see that as a failure of their responsibility to inform the public.
This post reminded me of what I don’t miss about grad school. thenewinquiry: The disappearing work-life divide and the feminization of abstract labor in SleepingBeauty By Malcolm Harris In the opening scene of Julia Leigh’s debut film SleepingBeauty, Lucy (Emily Browning), our beautiful college-student protagonist, serves as a medical test subject. She leans her head back as the...
Since I now only read The New Yorker on my iPad, I just called Condé Nast to discontinue my print subscription and get a tablet-only subscription. The customer service rep informed me that renewing my print subscription—which includes a free tablet subscription—would be $50, but to get a tablet-only subscription I’d have to go through iTunes and it would cost $60. So to not get the print...
things that have been added to netflix instant...
msjamiekeiles: modernistwitch: The Flintstones Movie Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Mel Gibson’s Apocalyptico Boondock Saints Dunston Checks In the Carlito’s Way prequel Snake Eyes A catalog of my expressions upon scrolling through this list: ._. :( :( :( ._. Y U FROWN @ NEV SAY NEV? One of the students on my floor when I was a resident tutor (a.k.a. RA) at Harvard was Graham Sack,...
Shit Twentysomethings Say to Thirtysomethings
Actual conversations. “How old are you?” “I’m 36.” “Wow! High five for that!” “So how old are you?” “I’m 36.” “Huh. That’s okay…it happens!”
So I used to be a manny. Here’s me with my charges when I was a teenager. The oldest one, on the right, is Emma. She used to make greeting cards and sell them; like a good manny, I bought a bunch. After all these years, I have exactly one left. I hadn’t been saving it especially for this purpose, but I’m totally going to use it as a card to Emma and her fiancé to congratulate...
SuperAmerica cashier: Do you have your SA card?
Me: My Speedy Rewards card? Yes, here it is.
SuperAmerica cashier: No, no, no, we have new ones. You didn't get a new one? And you didn't transfer your points? Now you've lost all your points.
SuperAmerica cashier: Yes. You can still use them at Speedways, but there are none. No Speedways in Minnesota.
Lady behind me in line: Heh! That's a good one! He can use them at Speedways, but there are no Speedways!
SuperAmerica cashier: The new cards came out in November, and he had until December to transfer his points. Two months. [looks at me, shakes head] TWO MONTHS.
Lady behind me in line: Heh!
Hairstylist: [clipping in silence]
Me: Do you think Prince Charles will ever get to be king?
Hairstylist: "I...don't know, Jay. Are these the things you think about in your down time?"
Every time I go to a co-op, I feel like I'm in...
Because seriously, how could all those people coordinate the wearing of multicolor imported knitwear?
It’s my birthday and this year to celebrate we’re going to to times...– My friend’s birthday party plans. A+ for a clever concept; we’ll see how it goes in practice.
I have such good feelings about Tumblr.– Becky Lang
The news publication where I work rents office space in a Wells Fargo bank branch, and it’s always poignant to come in to work on a bank holiday, because people assume that you work for the bank and you’re holding out on them. A man just came up and stood against the window with a hand-scrawled sign reading, “ANY BRANCH OPEN TODAY.” Sorry, man, I’m just a...
On "The Human Centipede"
Courtney: This movie is really about the power of the human spirit.
Bob: This movie is REALLY about mainstream science's lack of imagination.
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#altlitproblems basquecuisine: I worry that I’ll lose my Internet presence etc if I just take the immense amount of time making a book will require.