Convened in honor of the spring issue of Social Research: An International Quarterly and featuring what moderator Marvin Kitman called “the most prestigious group discussing this subject on the west side of Manhattan today.” It included "Daily Show" head writer Tim Carvell, CBS News contributor Nancy Giles, and former editor of The Nation Victor Navasky.
A week ago, before the revelatory performance against the Nets off the bench, before the amalgam of astonishing drives and gasp-inducing passes in his first start on Monday night, before his double-digit assist and highlight-dunk domination of John Wall Wednesday night in Washington, before the nicknames and the sold-out merchandise at Madison Square Garden and the write-up in, of all places, The Nation, Jeremy Lin was a backup point guard known to Harvard boosters and a small number pro-basketball nerds and … that’s about it.(1)
Zuccotti Park originals welcome mailed donations, unions, and Naomi Klein; but no imposed agenda, please
Every day, several of the full-time participants in the Occupy Wall Street demonstration drive a U-Haul van to a U.P.S. Store on Fulton Street and fill it, floor to ceiling, with mail.
The mail, sent by people from around the country, contains sleeping bags, blankets, clothes, first aid kits, canned food, books, flashlights, batteries, playing cards—in essence, every item the protestors would need to physically sustain a long-term occupation. It is an indicator of the movement's explosive growth that organizers recently decided to lease a storage unit for the overflow.
It looks like Gawker just handed Sarah Palin a gift in her battle against the liberal media establishment.(2)