Recommended reading

Happy Saturday, Roadies, and welcome to another blog roundup!

I’m not a giant fan of radio icon Howard Stern. But television writer Ken Levine is — and as a former radio guy himself, he makes a good argument for why Stern really is brilliant. Read Why Howard Stern became the King of All Media and not me

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Dr. Alfred Prunesquallor made a short visit to Brussels and photographed a whole bunch of amazing doors there. Yes, doors. Go see. Read Thursday Doors in Ixelles

The world always moves forward, and things you know with good certainty now will certainly one day become supplanted with new truths. Derek Sivers asks us to be watchful for it. Read Unlearning

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4 thoughts on “Recommended reading

  1. Heide says:

    I read Ken Levine’s piece with an open mind, hoping he would change my opinion of Howard Stern. Alas, all he did was add the adjective “smart” to the list I already associated with Mr. Shock Jock (vulgar, demeaning, arrogant, irresponsible and rude, to name a few). The photo essay of the doors in Brussels was more my speed: Who knew there was so much Art Nouveau there? Thanks to you (and Dr. Prunesquallor) now I do. And Derek Sivers … well, he always has an interesting take, doesn’t he. Thanks for another great roundup, Jim!

    • My area only had Howard Stern on the radio briefly, something like a year. That was probably 20 years ago. I listened a few times and couldn’t stomach it. But five years or so ago I rented a car with satellite radio and caught his show. While it was still vulgar, I found it more stomachable. He had become quite a good interviewer, eliciting real responses from stars who are used to not giving them.

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