Archives for March, 2012

Something cool from TED

This is cool from TED: TED2012 remixed. John Boswell, of the “Symphony of Science,” came to TED2012 and made this remix of the speakers onstage (and on The video is unlisted, so you need to link to see it.

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My latest favorite restaurant

I first visited a Carrabbas’s Italian Grill in Tampa years ago. And there’s one in Reston. But the easiest one for Sheila and me to frequent turns out to be in Centreville. Just love it, ESPECIALLY the minestrone soup. Try it sometime!  

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Play ball!

Listen to the late great Ernie Harwell welcome the beginning of spring training!

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‘The 3 Little Pigs’ teaches us how journalism is changing

This advertisement about the Guardian‘s open journalism, screened for the first time on Feb. 29, imagines how we might cover the story of the Three Little Pigs in print and online. Follow the story from the paper’s front page headline through a social media discussion and finally to an unexpected conclusion.

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The place to meet on the Fairfax campus

The George Mason statue is kitty-corner to the Johnson Center and the Mason Pond Parking Deck, where guests can easily park on the first three levels (Fairfax campus map). As soon-to-be emeritus faculty, I'm always happy to meet with friends and my former Mason students on campus.

Alum Kevin McCarthy at work

Film critic and GMU alum Kevin McCarthy encouraged students during his many visits to my GMU classes to pursue internships and "get noticed!" See some of Kevin's terrific interviews on his Nerd Tears website.