I have had the privilege of serving as editor and producer of Gore Vidal’s official website, GoreVidalNow.com, for the past year and a half. Getting to know Mr. Vidal, albeit slightly — a brilliant writer, political analyst, social critic and historical figure in his own right — has been a truly memorable experience. There will [...]
Champagne corks are popping at Pensito Review because we just got our 50th Facebook “Like” today! Our thumbs are UP. O.K., 50 might not sound like much to those of you with 637 “Friends,” but when you understand our past ambivalence toward Facebook, you’ll understand why it’s a big deal (not to be confused with [...]
First, thanks to the nominators at the 2010 Florida Netroots Awards for including us in the list — we’re nominated for It is an honor to be nominated for Best National Blog, and Trish is nominated for Best Writer. It’s an honor to be nominated, and winning is even better, so please take a moment and vote for via the online ballot here: 2010 Florida Netroots Awards.
Be sure to check out Trish’s post about Walkscore.com from last night. I happened upon a similarly interesting site this morning, ZIPSkinny.com, which slices and dices demographic information based on ZIP codes. According to the results for my ZIP Code in West Hollywood, 55.9 percent of my neighbors are categorized “never married,” but I doubt [...]
This week Al Neuharth is celebrating USA Today’s quarter-century of turning trees into the intellectual lowest common denominator. It’s hard to believe that it was just 25 years ago that virtually overnight Americans went from being human beings with complex lives to being collective cyphers in brightly colored charts and graphs. ‘This is a lot [...]
Not for sale: It has come to my attention that recently Microsoft Corp. sent Acer Ferrari laptop computers to about 90 bloggers to assist them in reviewing Microsoft’s new Vista operating system. As a result, some columnists criticized said bloggers for accepting a $2,200 gift from a company whose product they were then supposed to [...]