Six of this or half dozen of that

Entries from a "Write Like Mamet" contest

The contest was a promotion for the new Mamet adaptation The Voysey Inheritance, playing in San Francisco

James Surowiecki in The New Yorker on where Sony went wrong

Summary? In technology, open:good. Closed:bad. It's not news to anyone outside of Sony. Is it news to people inside the company? Business hubris can run deep, can't it? As an aside, It's been a while since the last Surowiecki Financial Page

Lukas Moodysson on A Hole in My Heart from the NYTimes, Nov, 2004

I loved Show Me Love and Lilya 4-ever is a film fest classic. A Hole in My Heart opens in NYC this week. When Moodysson writes that he originally thought about casting Sylvester Stallone and Christina Aguilera in an American version of this latest movie, I'm not sure if he's serious or not

How Broadway Lost Its Voice to 'American Idol'

Week old article, but I never seem to be able to keep up with the NYTimes, even though I'm down to buying only the Sunday copy

Cornell's Law Library posted a copy of what is believed to be the first psychological profile of Adolf Hitler

Alan Schwarz calls out sports announcers on their statistical mumbo jumbo

The last one being most interesting, why hitting for a high average on the first pitch isn't what it seems