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Archives for January 2005

Korrektiv in the News

Der Transparente Journalist

In seiner neuen Kolumne schildert Mark Glaser “To their surprise, Bloggers are force for change in big media” wie Blogger als Korrektiv zu den “großen” Medien wie z.B. der New York Times oder Chicago Tribune dienen, wie inzwischen sogar NY Times Ombudsman Okrent anerkennt.

The Moviegoer

Anonymous review from the “Book Reviews: Briefer Listings” section of Film Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 2 (Winter, 1962-1963), p. 59:

By Walker Percy. (New York: Knopf, 1961.) A remarkably Camus-like novel, set in the South but without any of the usual hackneyed Suthn-decadence business; in fact an utterly modern and curiously touching work, skillful in its use of the relevantly irrelevant offhand observation and feeling. The dry irony of the book extends to the movies the narrator sees and remembers, but it is never the easy literary-man’s irony.

“Also Available in White"

An upgrade of the cliche, “Wash Me,” temporary griffito one sees scribed on the dirty backsides of 18-wheeler trailers. This witty variant was spotted traveling west on I-90 one mucky January afternoon. If I were a black man, I’d put this on a t-shirt and wear it during pick-up basketball games with my white friends.

Jonathan Potter

Jonathan Potter, Korrektiv co-founder, spends half the year in Subsaharan Africa and the other half in Spokane WA, where he conducts guided tours of the Rathdrum aquafer.

Jonathan Webb

Jonathan Webb writes for Korrektiv and works as a substitute test pilot for Boeing Aerospace Co.