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Feel Sorry for Me: I Use Facebook

Michael L. Berman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Hidden among all of those Facebook posts of dogs, cats and kids -- which are really only important to their owners -- are the ever-increasing 'feel sorry for me' posts. These often contain messages designed to attract a bevy of comments.

White Powder Mailing Case Costing Taxpayers Millions

AP | DANNY ROBBINS | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

DALLAS — Federal authorities are tracking what they call the most prolific mailer of white powder in U.S. history with an eye toward solving a c...

Facebook Is Not Your Diary

Sarah Alban | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
Sarah Alban

This teensy little post will soon lie buried, like today, beneath piles of newer items anyway. Besides, if all this fails you could delete it. So post. What's the worst that could happen?

'50 Years Ago Art Was A Religion': A Conversation With Camille Saint-Jacques

David Galenson | Posted 07.21.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

For Saint-Jacques art is still a matter of faith. When he sells a painting, he has the buyer make out a check for the full price to a charity.

East of Borneo: A New Model for Online Magazines in Los Angeles

Karen Atkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Karen Atkinson

East of Borneo is a site that allows editors to build an archive of Los Angeles, past and present, using the power of collectivity to create depth and complexity. What are the multiple points of view in L.A.? This new site aims to find out.

The Timlin Mystery

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

It was just a small item in the Post but it may have larger implications: The NYPD's Legal Bureau determined that it was a conflict of interest for police officers to work off-duty for a company doing business with the city.

Raisin Bran Deconstructed - Sugar and Fiber Math

Hemi Weingarten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hemi Weingarten

Raisin Bran was first introduced almost 90 years ago. Its name implies wholesome goodness -- raisins are fruit, and fruit is good, and bran is also something people vaguely remember as very healthy.

Facebook to Launch New Mandatory Social Security Number Section on Profile

Ben Berkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ben Berkon

In technology news, Facebook has once again redefined the line of online privacy this week by launching a new mandatory "social security number" section on user's profiles.

Think Again: Conservative? Bad? How About Both?

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

When I began thinking about doing a column about recent developments on the Washington Post's editorial page, I was torn between focusing on its increasing conservatism and its overall badness

Washington Post Looking for "America's Next Great Pundit" -- Could It Be You?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Newspapers seem to be clinging to blandness as a viable business model in an exciting new world of opinions available to their potential customers -- to their detriment. And then they wonder why they're failing.

Bold Moves

Nelson Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nelson Davis

Cutting your way to prosperity is impossible. The business saga of the breakfast food titans, Mr. Kellogg and his rival C. W. Post, is a fascinating and instructive story.