David Carr, Media Equation column, blogs @ Decoder, covers pop culture at NYTimes. Tweets hi-low, news, whatnot. Author: Night of the Gun. amzn.to/lhYAP5

Sowing Mayhem, One Click at a Time

nytimes.com — The Internet has given us many glorious things: streaming movies, multiplayer games, real-time information and videos of cats playing the piano. It has also offered up some less edifying creations: web-borne viruses, cybercrime and Charles C. Johnson. His name came out of nowhere and now seems to be everywhere.

Video: “Father John Kiernan - The Uncle,” a belated eulogy by Marilyn Brown

clubawesome.org — In his evaluation of this speech, longtime club member Michael Caserta observed that being able to give a good eulogy is a valuable life skill. Having done that duty for both his parents, he said that if he learned nothing else in Toastmasters, having the speaking skills at that moment would have made the experience worthwhile.

How to Customize the Agenda and Signup Form

wp4toastmasters.com — When you first create a WordPress for Toastmasters site, you get a default signup form and agenda loosely based on the one used by my home club, Club Awesome - as if that were the Platonic ideal of how a Toastmasters club ought to organize itself.

When the Forces of Media Disruption Hit Home

nytimes.com — I've been around long enough to have once marveled at the improbability of the fax machine - that can't be real! - but I like to think of myself as modern. Which should mean that I'm a big fan of disruption, but that depends on who is being disrupted, doesn't it?

Evolution of a messiah: The story behind Christianity’s founding trauma

salon.com — Excerpted from "Holy Resilience: The Bible's Traumatic Origins" It was a spectacular late summer morning in New York City. I was at a Sunday worship service at Broadway Presbyterian Church, September 16, 2001, five days after the September 11 attack.

Jornalista David Carr narra encontros que só acontecem em Nova York

www1.folha.uol.com.br — Como vim para Nova York no ano 2000, ainda tenho um amor de imigrante pela cidade. Cresci numa cidade pequena no interior do país e sempre fiquei arrebatado pela escala das coisas aqui, suas ambições como que incorporadas pelos prédios gigantescos.

Calling Out Bill Cosby’s Media Enablers, Including Myself

nytimes.com — With public revulsion rising in response to snowballing accusations that Bill Cosby victimized women in serial fashion throughout his trailblazing career, the response from those in the know has been: What took so long? What took so long is that those in the know kept it mostly to themselves.

‘Serial,’ Podcasting’s First Breakout Hit, Sets Stage for More

nytimes.com — On Thursday, people will gather around tables everywhere and, well, talk about how bummed they are that " Serial," the wildly popular podcast, is taking Thanksgiving off. "Serial," by producers of public radio's "This American Life," is nine episodes deep in its re-examination of the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee, a Maryland teenager, that resulted in the conviction of Adnan Syed, her former boyfriend.

Marion Barry's Unstoppable Appeal

washingtonian.com — Photograph by Christopher Leaman. From a distance, it was always hard to understand the appeal, even the tolerance, of Marion Barry . For the rest of the nation, he embodied all that was sick and corrupt about the District of Columbia.

Seeking Advertisers and Sponsors

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Dec 18, 2014

RT @OnPointRadio: 'I think if you're looking for courage in the Hollywood Hills, you better pack a lunch.' @carr2n wbur.fm/13bGeHA

Dec 17, 2014

Doing the @wjcarter sendoff tonite. This one's going to hurt. a big loss of expertise and a champ human being to do news with.

Dec 17, 2014

RT @JeffreyGoldberg: To those who say we shouldn't have relations with a dictatorship that violates the human rights of its citizens, two words: Saudi Arabia.

Dec 17, 2014

RT @caraNYT: bet other xmas releases sighing w/ relief MT @nytmedia Sony Pix Cancels 'The Interview' Holiday Release After Threats nyti.ms/1wixqv0

Dec 17, 2014

“All Hail” by @voxels medium.com/press-play/all… In the Uber vs. cabbie throwdown, little common ground, lots of suspicion.

Dec 17, 2014

“Becoming Like Unto Angels” by Cat McCarrey medium.com/press-play/bec… A long, lovely look at what is left of the Shakers.

Dec 17, 2014

1 of my students, @jamiebologna nerds out. enters augmented reality game, returns to this dimension w/a story. medium.com/press-play/sto…

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