Video stars: Crisp editing and a playful simplicity fill the music video for Down with Webster’s “One in a Million” with musicality and an understated beauty.
“Well, you know, you wait for the end of these things and then you worry about how they may end. There’s nobody else around him. Um, this makes me a little nervous, I gotta tell ya. A little nervous, I gotta tell ya.” — Shephard Smith narrating Romero’s live-broadcast car chase
“Standards of usage, then, are desirable, even if all of them are arbitrary and mortal and many of them are spurious and discardable. And yet this understanding, widely shared among knowledgeable writers on language, is no match for a good dichotomy—particularly when it furnishes the narrative for an extended snark.” — Steven Pinker
“The gay marriage movement wants to pretend that marriage has somehow changed, but it also is invoking this very 1950s narrative that unmarried people are unworthy of respect.” — Yasmin Nair
“People all over the country laud Mayor Bloomberg for his support of same-sex marriage. But in his recent budget, there was a 70 percent cut in homeless youth services, as many as half of whom identify as LGBT.” — Kenyon Farrow
“Those of us who work on marriage equality must remind everyone that this is not the ultimate goal of the LGBT movement. But it is an essential ingredient—we need to build political power, not destroy it with a circular firing squad.” — Josh Friedes
“The job of a news organization — and of a citizen — has changed with frightening speed in a world where information is everywhere; where the tip line is public; where the distinction between source, subject, and publisher has blurred; and where, crucially, questionable reports and anonymous postings are part of the fabric of that story.” — John Herrman and Ben Smith
“How did this happen? Something more significant occurred than professionals merely adhering to smart policies and procedures. What we saw unfold was the cultural legacy of the September 11th attacks and all that has followed in the decade-plus since. We are not innocents anymore.” - Atul Gawande