Gerry Canavan

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Thursday Afternoon

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Thursday afternoon!

* It looks as if Fox will burn off what’s left of Dollhouse in December. Bright side: Joss should then be free to start a beloved, long-running cable series next fall.

* A short story set in Iain M. Banks’s Culture universe will be adapted for film. This could be good, though io9 is nervous.

* Viktor Mayer-Schonberger argues in a new book that the true problem of memory in the digital age is not preservation but remembering how to forget.

* And Grist says environmentalists may finally have the “big mo.”

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October 22, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Winning Where It Counts

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Steve Benen says it’s not just Chu—Obama’s whole environmental team is top-notch.

Chances are, the only folks who are going to complain about this team are polluters and global-warming deniers. Given the severity of the climate crisis, and the ambitious quality of Obama’s energy vision, he couldn’t have picked a better team. These aren’t officials you pick if you intend to just make a few tepid changes around the periphery of energy policy; these are officials you pick to overhaul the system and implement a bold, 21st-century agenda.

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December 11, 2008 at 3:56 pm

We Needed to Expand the Staff in Charge of Covering Utter Bullshit

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CNN, the Cable News Network, announced yesterday that it will cut its entire science, technology, and environment news staff, including Miles O’Brien, its chief technology and environment correspondent, as well as six executive producers. Ugh. What idiots. It’s not as if science, technology, and environmental reporting is likely to be important anytime soon. Via Kevin Drum.

the triumphant return of culturemonkey

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As hinted earlier tonight in the post on the water crisis, I’ve put up a longish post on ecology over at culturemonkey. It’s the first of two or three posts on zizecology motivated (and excerpted from) one of the papers I wrote this semester.

I’ve tried to excise the more boring parts, but I can’t promise that the result won’t still be boring.

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June 6, 2008 at 6:51 am