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Next week:

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Mo 2/4: Michelle Rhee
Tu 2/5: Ray Kelly
We 2/6: Ed Whitacre
Th 2/7: Neil Barofsky
Mo 2/4: Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Tu 2/5: Julie Andrews
We 2/6: Lawrence Wright
Th 2/7: Behn Zeitlin
The Daily Show
Bob Costas
Stan Musial eulogy
(and video)
Gonna have a show about movies, on MLB
About that gun control thing...
Melissa McCarthy, movie: Identity Thief
Identity Thief RottenTomatoes
Movie Site
movie imdb
Al Gore, book The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change
book site
Kirkus starred review:
A tour de force of Big Picture thinking in which the former vice president gets his inner wonk on...Provocative, smart, densely argued—and deserving of a wide audience and wider discussion.
Jason Bateman, same movie as Tuesday
infrequently used twitter
a cute picture of him with his kid
The Colbert Report
Michael Shellenberger
wikipedia mission:
Breakthrough's mission is to accelerate the transition to a future where all the world's inhabitants can enjoy secure, free, and prosperous lives on an ecologically vibrant planet. The Breakthrough Institute is a paradigm-shifting think tank committed to modernizing liberal thought for the 21st century. Our core values are integrity, imagination and audacity...
We are progressives who believe in the potential of human development, technology, and evolution to improve human lives and create a beautiful world...We believe the market is a potent force for distributing scarce resources, but that long-term government investment is required to accelerate technological progress, economic growth, and environmental quality...
They're hiring (entry level editorial assistant, in Oakland CA), and fellowships--
Applications for Breakthrough Generation 2013 are now open — deadline February 28, 2013.

We will be seeking five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders for a paid fellowship in summer 2013 as part of our young leaders initiative, Breakthrough Generation. Fellows will contribute writing and research to one of three policy programs at the Breakthrough Institute: Energy and Climate, Conservation and Development, or Economic Growth and Innovation. Fellowships are highly competitive — only 5-10 percent of applicants are generally accepted — and involve cutting-edge writing, research, and public policy analysis.

Breakthrough Journal
btjournal twitter and facebook
George Saunders, short story collection
Tenth of December

New Yorker most recent article:

October 29, 2012

I Was Ayn Rand’s Lover

Many of my Republican friends have said to me, “George, why are you voting for Barack Obama?” They assume it is because I believe in his radical socialist agenda of being fair to everyone, even the poor. But that’s not it at all. I could actually care less about the poor. We have some living near us, and pee-yew. They are always coming and going to their three or four jobs at all hours of the day and night. Annoying! No, the reason I am voting for Obama is more complicated. And it’s painful. But there’s a lot at stake in this election and so I’m going to confess some embarrassing personal stuff here.

Not many people know this, but I was once Ayn Rand’s lover...

Syracuse University Faculty page
NYTimes Magazine: "George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You’ll Read This Year"
Bunch of reviews at B&N, just about everywhere else
Bill Gates
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Annual Letter
Matthew Guerrieri, book The First Four Notes: Beethoven's Fifth and the Human Imagination
publisher's booksite
much at google
Publisher's Weekly starred review
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