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Achenblog: March 27, 2005 - April 2, 2005

Deathwatch Again

Death is a highly personal event. There are few other moments in life when one would want greater privacy. We've just seen with Terry Schiavo a protracted media-circus deathwatch so wrapped up in acrimony that even her passing failed...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 1, 2005; 7:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Hotelling Theory: Student Journalism Part 3

[I asked my students to try writing an explanatory article. Ryan Doherty came up with this nifty piece about two drugstores that are side by side, an example of an economics theory develped by a certain Mr. Hotelling.] Competition,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 31, 2005; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Jurassic Park

You surely saw the story about soft tissue recovered from a T.rex fossil. They found it through a fluke: The thigh bone was so big they had to crack it in two to fit it into the helicopter to...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 31, 2005; 9:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Rough Draft: Bad Parents

Here's Sunday's Rough Draft, about our need to reprimand bad parents and the pleasures derived therein. The column is kind of an overblown anecdote, but then perhaps that's true of my entire life. Von Drehle got 10 correct out...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 31, 2005; 8:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A Life Devoted to Art and Literature

My retreat is over, and highly successful. To the question, "Why am I here?," the answer now appears so brightly it may as well be glowing in neon: To advance the cause of art and literature. These are the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 30, 2005; 7:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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