Monthly Archives: June 2019

Shooting Stardom: When Teenyboppers Write Subheadings

Two of the biggest Spanish-speaking global pop superstars discuss joining forces for the first “Watch the Throne”-style pairing in Latin music. (Joe Coscarelli, “How J Balvin and Bad Bunny Made Their Surprise Album, ‘Oasis’,” NYTimes, 6-28-18) In the universe of … Continue reading

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“Our Blue-Eyed Girl”

… Tourism secretary Miguel Torres Márquez tweeted a video of a pristine Cancún beach with the comment: “We’re looking after Cancún, ‘our blue-eyed girl’ and all the beautiful beaches of the Mexican Caribbean.” (David Agren, Seaweed invasion threatens tourism in … Continue reading

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Power Tool

“Superhuman” is an invitation-only email service that costs $30 a month and promises “the fastest email experience ever made.” Its support among fans “borders on evangelical.” “We have insane levels of virality that haven’t been seen since Dropbox or Slack,” … Continue reading

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Parting Looks — HJN (Last)

Harold J. Nichols (1924 — 2013) (c) 2019 JMN

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Parting Looks — HJN

Harold J. Nichols (1924 — 2013) (c) 2019 JMN

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Parting Looks — HJN

Harold J. Nichols (1924 — 2013) (c) 2019 JMN

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Parting Looks — HJN

Harold J. Nichols (1924 — 2013) (c) 2019 JMN

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The Dirty Truth

“Ink is the cosmetic that ideas will wear when they go out in public. Graphite is their dirty truth.” (Henry Petroski, pencil historian) (Tim Harford, “Have we all underrated the humble pencil?” http://www.bbc.co.uk, 6-26-19) (c) 2019 JMN

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Piquancy from Iris Murdoch

“Meat is really just an excuse for eating vegetables.” (“The Sea, The Sea,” 1978) “To find a person inexhaustible is simply the definition of love.” (“Under the Net,” 1954 — Murdoch’s first novel) (Quotes are from Dwight Garner, “On the … Continue reading

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Parting Looks — HJN

Harold J. Nichols (1924 — 2013) (c) 2019 JMN

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