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3.27.13 … a little of this … a little of that …

Easter, kith/kin, Peeps, Peanuts, LOL:  I great blend of two of my favorites … LOL!

media, start-up,  Columbia Journalism School, ‘The Big Roundtable, Capital New York, Kickstarter: Opportunities abound …

Lots, according to Michael Shapiro, a Columbia Journalism School professor who thinks he’s developed a way to publish and distribute orphaned features by crowd-selecting stories, putting them up for sale on a website and paying writers $1 for each copy sold.

“There are writers with big, true-life stories to tell. There are readers who might want to see them. These two groups of people too often never meet,” reads a description of The Big Roundtable, a proposed long-form publishing collective for which Shapiro and his collaborators are raising money on Kickstarter. (One day in, they were more than half-way to their $5,000 goal.)

“For centuries standing between them was a gatekeeper—an agent, an editor, a publisher—who decided what people would want to read based on little more than the gatekeeper’s gut, a hunch, an instinct, a feeling. This meant that too many writers were left without readers. And too many readers left having never been told a story that might have mattered.”

via Media start-up hatched at Columbia, ‘The Big Roundtable,’ looks for a new long-form business model | Capital New York.

 ‘The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver’, First Listen, NPR, kith/kin: I claim a family member who was a fan.  🙂

Ask die-hard John Denver fans why they love the late singer’s music so much and they’ll likely tell you the same thing: “He makes me cry.” Denver, who wrote unabashedly sentimental songs about love, nature and an ever-homesick life on the road, had a rare gift for stirring something inside listeners. To many, his melodies and lyrics could come off as maudlin and conventional. But for the countless believers — and there are many — Denver was a poet, a visionary and a constant companion.

via First Listen: ‘The Music Is You: ATribute To John Denver’ : NPR.

Cincinnati,  2013 NCAA tournament, Adidas alternate uniforms, The Dagger: College Basketball Blog/Yahoo! Sports: pretty ugly …

Wednesday afternoon also marked the debut of Cincinnati’s alternate uniforms, made by Adidas and unofficially known as the Zubaz model for their unique pattern. The Bearcats are one of six schools wearing them (Louisville and Notre Dame will be debuting their versions at the Garden this week as well), and the rollout last month did not receive the warmest of receptions. Our own Jeff Eisenberg referred to them as “hideous” and he was definitely expressing the majority opinion. Kansas fans were so angry about the Jayhawks version they filed a petition to the White House to get them banned.

via Cincinnati seals up NCAA bid while debuting much-discussed alternate uniforms | The Dagger: College Basketball Blog – Yahoo! Sports.

 


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