Saturday, December 11, 2010


TBRs weekly feature of stories you may have missed and a few favorite photos. The photos are some of the black-and-white images of Herman Leonard, perhaps the most revered jazz photographer of the 20th Century, from the book "Jazz" (available for purchase below). The photo subjects are (in order of appearance: Wynton Marsalis, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald.

For more gallery of photos from the book, check out The Chicago Tribune: The Photos of Herman Leonard.

1. Collected wisdom of ABC broadcaster Brent Musburger. [The Oklahoman]
2. Online, the censors are scoring big wins. [Salon]
3. Al-Qaeda 'planned poison plot'. [Al Jazeera]
4. Climate Groups retool argument For Global Warming. [NPR]
5. TSA policing media's use of scanner images. [SF Weekly]

6. Malaysia urged to stop caning 'epidemic'. [BBC News]
7. Rabbit Ears perk up for free HDTV. [The New York Times]
8. Sexualised products for children facing age curb plan. [BBC News]
9. Is your boss a bully, or just a tough cookie? [MSNBC]
10. Peep Show back in Times Square, in a tamer guise. [The New York Times]

11. Willie Nelson teams up with Sheriff's Department that busted him. [Rolling Stone]
12. Men of a certain age. [Independent Gay Forum]
13. Remembering that George W. Bush was amply warned before 9/11 and did nothing, Absolutely Nothing! [BuzzFlash]
14. New York betting parlors (OTB) close doors. [The New York Times]
15. Why Elizabeth Edwards left God out of her last goodbye. [Politics Daily]

16. The end of Abortion Insurance? [Mother Jones]
17. Brenda Starr, redheaded reporter and comic heroine, leaving the news biz. [Cleveland Plain Dealer from AP]
18. Nobel Peace Prize has often faced criticism from authoritarian governments. [The Telegraph - UK]
19. Like Monopoly in the Depression, Settlers of Catan is the board game of our time. [The Washington Post]
20. In newly released tapes, Nixon rails about Jews and Blacks. [The New York Times]

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