Christopher Keeley ©. The total number of homeless people ... Christopher Keeley ©. Specialized Supportive Services by Type ...
Tom sez, "In conjunction with a six-part series showing on the BBC at the moment, the Oxford English Dictionary is allowing free access to the full dictionary with all the fascinating citations and etymologies." While this is deeply cool, there are two genuinely sucky caveats: one, this will vanish when the show finishes its first season and two, the OED is using whacky IP-address filtering to try to limit this to Britain. Cos, you know, people outside of Britain aren't interested in speaking English. Link
Tuesday, January 24th, 2006http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/01/24/1516253
The Bush administration has launched a public-relations offensive to defend the National Security Agency's eavesdropping on U.S. citizens without court warrants. We speak with James Bamford, author of several books on intelligence, including the first book ever written about the NSA. Bamford is also a plaintiff in an ACLU lawsuit that charges the spying program violates Americans' rights to free speech and privacy under the first and fourth amendments of the Constitution. [includes rush transcript]
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"John Galliano sent out his models in skirts splashed with fake blood and painted skeletons, with crosses round their necks, to the sound of whips and clanking chains in a dramatic opening to Paris fashion week on Monday. 'Red is the new libertine ... Dior is the new erotica,'' read the blood-red information sheet handed out at Christian Dior's spring-summer 2006 haute couture collection."
Link to UK Vogue report, Link to Vogue photo set, link to NYT story.
posted by Xeni Jardin at 05:35:11 PM
To Oprah Winfrey, the power of James Frey's memoir, "A Million Little Pieces," lay not in whether the author really spent three months in jail, as he claimed, or whether he lost a lover to suicide.
Rather, she said in her now-famous call to CNN's "Larry King Live" on Jan. 11, where Mr. Frey defended himself against accusations that he falsified significant parts of his life story, it was the author's story of recovery, a rebirth that took place within the walls of an addiction treatment center, that provided "the underlying message of redemption" that resonated with her.