Monday, June 27, 2011

New Orleans Libraries Renovated

One of my first posts concerned the libraries of New Orleans, which were damaged in Hurricane Katrina. This article details the renovation and modernization of library branches across the city.

Cable News Ratings

Cable news ratings.

Headline News has strong showings because of its coverage of the Casey Anthony trial.

Cable Coverage Estimates as of October 2010.

CNN/HLN (100,877 households)
Current TV (59,122 households)
Fox Business Network (57,136 households)
Fox News Channel (99,057 households)
MSNBC (95,414 households)

Living for the City

In the new issue of Orion, Kunstler predicts the form cities will take in a post-carbon world.

Podcast of Kunstler interviewed by Orion editor.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Countdown on Current, Part 2

We shall see how Keith's show does. Though his audience seems to be a fraction of what he drew at MSNBC, I attribute that to Current's relative obscurity. It still has ample room for growth. Meanwhile, the Countdown audience, small but dedicated, will keep holding it down for Keith

MSNBC's main anchors are coming into their own. Off-the-top impressions: Rachel is wonky and informative, Ed is a populist-with-heart, and Lawrence models himself after Keith.

Glenn Beck has about a week left on Fox News, after which he'll host an online show. I remember when he was a self-effacing, self-described rodeo clown on Headline News.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

John Simon Uncensored

I just found out that John Simon has his own website, John Simon Uncensored. (As if he ever was!)

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

The Scandal Beneath the Scandal

Maybe it's in their nostrils, but I think Weiner and "Diaper" David Vitter look alike.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Energy and Hawaii

This will be a short essay on oil and renewable power in Hawaii.

Ian Lind: "Energy Costs, Air Fares, and Our Tourism-Dependent Economy."

I'm still working on this, but wanted to add that direct flights between Hilo and Los Angeles have just begun for the first time since 1983. Are we approaching the peak of oil production or have we passed it? I don't know, but air travel will severely contract in the Post-Oil Age.

Update: I found this.