From the Newsroom
The Running of the (Inaugural) Balls — Monica Hesse and Dan Zak, The Washington Post
We could each only moveon to the next ball if:
1. We consumed a food item or beverage with a political name (a “Yes We Canape,” for example).
2. We found any elected official, a person wearing a tiara or a celebrity of passable renown.
3. We participated in a group dance (“The Electric Slide,” for example, or “The Wobble”).
Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in JOBS
-Gardiner Kreglow, Publisher
Today, Apple Stock Lost More Than the Market Value of Nike or Starbucks — Derek Thompson, The Atlantic
Nobody knows if this is the beginning of the end, or a lull between two glorious chapters of market dominance.
-Taylor Malmsheimer, Sports Editor (@taymalm)
Which Way Did the Taliban Go? — Luke Mogelson, The New York Times
“The human body carries an electrical charge. When you work on the bombs, if you’re not careful, you can ignite them with the electricity in your fingers.”
“Do you always smoke hash before you work on the bombs?”
More vigorous nodding. “It takes away the fear.”
Recession, Tech Kill Middle-Class Jobs — Bernard Condon and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
A common refrain: The developed world may face years of high middle-class unemployment, social discord, divisive politics, falling living standards and dashed hopes.
'Gospel of Intolerance' — Roger Ross Williams, New York Times Op-Docs
Because of the money they invest, American evangelicals have a lot of influence [in Uganda]. But in a country like Uganda, what may simply seem like culture war rhetoric in the U.S. gets ramped up to untold heights, and sexual minorities pay the price.
"The first time I spent at the police station was the worst. Cause I've never been assaulted just because of what I am. They tortured me, they abused me. I don't want to think about the police station."
-Leslie Ye, Dartbeat Editor (@lesliezye)
Antigua Government Set to Launch "Pirate" Website to Punish United States — TorrentFreak, Ernesto Van Der Sar
The Government of Antigua is planning to launch a website selling movies, music and software, without paying U.S. copyright holders. The Caribbean island is taking the unprecedented step because the United States refuses to lift a trade “blockade” preventing the island from offering Internet gambling services, despite several WTO decisions in Antigua’s favor. The country now hopes to recoup some of the lost income through a WTO approved “warez” site.
-Matthew McNierney, Day Managing Editor (@mmcnierney)