Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Thursday Night Links

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* I hadn’t heard Barry Hannah died. I never met him, but he was very much at the center of the Southern U.S. MFA scene. How sad.

* Students are striking in California again today, as anyone who is Facebook friends with my friend PJ knows very well. Good luck folks.

* Should soccer ban the paradinha?

* Actually existing media bias: As if by magic, reconciliation is suddenly “controversial.”

* Apocalypse soon: Arctic seabed methane stores destabilizing, venting. Climate Progress agrees it’s time to panic.

* A link somewhere took me back to Ze Frank’s Young Me / Now Me today, and it’s still one of the most compelling sites on the Internet.

* Obama made his health care pitch to House progressives today, apparently pledging to return to the public option in the future. Raul Grijalva, who’d previously pledged to vote against the bill from the left, said he found the pitch “pretty compelling”—which is a very good sign.

* Currently watching: Tom Dowd and the Language of Music, about a research assistant on the Manhattan Project who went on to become the sound engineer and producer behind some of the best musicians of the 20th century. It’s great stuff.

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  1. Students also struck in North Carolina today, although the effect was not as dramatic.


    March 4, 2010 at 8:01 pm

  2. I got your email about that, but couldn’t go. What was the story there? Do you have a link?


    March 4, 2010 at 8:06 pm

  3. No, the coverage was minimal, I think.


    March 4, 2010 at 8:18 pm

  4. One noticeable difference between here and UC schools, besides the size of the march, was that staff had been intimidated and threatened with firing if they supported the march. There’s no union to protect them here.


    March 4, 2010 at 10:43 pm

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