Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Hipcat Recommended Reading...yo boy

* Fewer and fewer people are reading newspapers. According to this article in the Washington Post, national newspaper circulation is down 2.8 percent from last year. Certain papers, the biggest of which is the L.A. Times, have suffered almost a ten percent drop.

* Nothing sells like political controversy, especially when the publicity is free. The Dixie Chicks continue to get loads of free publicity from their simple criticisms of the Bush Administration. The BBC reports that NBC is refusing to air the Chicks new film advertisement because its politically controversial content.

* Charlotte Country Day Football Coach Bob Witman has got to be one of the best in the business. The Charlotte Observer reports that my alma mater won yet another CISAA football title. The headline says it all: "Country Day Rules CISAA."

* It seems that one of these days, saving the planet might actually be a good business decision. NPR discusses the British report on the horrorific economic consquences that unchecked global warming could bring.

* If you really loved Rosa Parks, you'd buy a Chevy. If you truly lamented 9/11, Hurrican Katrina, and the Vietnam War, you'd buy a Chevy. If you were a REAL American, you'd buy a Chevy. Slate discusses the new Chevy Trucks ad campaign.

* Have you heard about the riots in Oaxaca, Mexico? How about the protests in front of the Mexican Consulate in New York City? The Village Voice features an intriguing slide show about the death of a radical American journalist at the hands of riot police in Oaxaca.


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