The New York Times discovers online magazines

The Medium – Articles of Faith – The Existential Crisis of Magazines Online – NYTimes.com

Way to join us in the 21st century, New York Times. Slate and Salon are online magazines? You don’t say! The Huffington Post is a liberal website and aggregates news and opinions? Tell me more! And there’s this lovely bit of cultural sensitivity to boot:

Like a Congo encampment with damask and silverware, Feed served as an outpost where people could get their cultural bearings.

How does anyone get paid to write this nonsense?

Archaic Torso of Apollo

We cannot know his legendary head
with eyes like ripening fruit. And yet his torso
is still suffused with brilliance from inside,
like a lamp, in which his gaze, now turned to low,

gleams in all its power. Otherwise
the curved breast could not dazzle you so, nor could
a smile run through the placid hips and thighs
to that dark center where procreation flared.

Otherwise this stone would seem defaced
beneath the translucent cascade of the shoulders
and would not glisten like a wild beast’s fur:

would not, from all the borders of itself,
burst like a star: for here there is no place
that does not see you. You must change your life.

Fuck you, Facebook

Hey, I have a great idea! Why don’t we take a nifty social networking tool and make it thoroughly unusable to people with Firefox! That will totally endear us to our customer base!

I have no idea what the fuck happened with Facebook between Friday and today; all I know is that Firefox on Linux no longer allows me to update my status.

In other developments, I have figured out what Brown-Secure is for, and it only took me 4+ years to do it. Go me, winning the internets.