Monday, January 14, 2008

New interview site, politics, and birds

For news and celebrity junkies, here's a wonderful new resource, Access Interviews. Mostly from the British press, it's just a collection of interviews of the famous and not-so-famous. On the front page today, interviews with people as diverse as Maria Sharapova, Ruth Clapton, and Tomi Rae Hynie. There's also links to the Top 10 accessed interviews, where Enrique Eglesias comes in second after new film sensation Charlie Cox; and here's number 7, a page of several interviews of Nigella Lawson.
Since the interviews are archived, this will become a more-and-more essential resource for research. (Via Greenslade.)

In Eat the Press, Rachel Sklar takes on the crazy distortions that the press have been making of Bill Clinton's 'fairytale' comment: Right, And In Context. Is That Too Much To Ask? Or Is It Just A Fairytale?. Sklar:
Here's what I find to be very depressing: When someone's words are taken deliberately out of context and blasted across the headlines to make them sound like a racist. That, to me, is despicable.
...It's up to the media to be on top of these things — especially when they're reporting on it.
Depressing is right. (Update: more on this story from Media Matters: Media outlets continued to mislead on the Clintons' "fairy tale" and civil rights quotes.

I ran across little else to bookmark last week but had two things there worth noting, even if late:
In the Washington Post, last Sunday: George McGovern: Why I believe Bush must go, calling for impeachement of Bush and Cheney. Extraordinary, especially to someone who voted for McGovern for president, so many years ago.
I may have seen and linked this before, but it's worth another mention, since it's such an iconic American resource: Audubon's Birds of America, the entire volume with images, scanned. From the National Audubon Society.



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