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Achenblog: February 25, 2007 - March 3, 2007

Genital Shrinkage, Mad Gassers and Washington Policy

[My former student Rob Anderson (from Georgetown) is doing a great job with his Editorialist blog. Anderson is no stranger to the Achenblog -- he was published here first!] [Here's my column in the Sunday magazine. Some of this...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 3, 2007; 9:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Early Vegas Line on the Pulitzers

[Before I begin, can I just say: I never quite mastered the technology known as "the Rolodex." Now we just Google everyone, but there was a day, you'll recall, when the Rolodex ruled, and every year the 'dexes got...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 28, 2007; 6:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Why the Harvest Mouse Is So Popular, etc.

Best science press release of the week: 'Promiscuity is common among female rodents, leading to competition between the sperm of rival males over who fertilizes the eggs. It now seems that possessing a longer penis may give males an...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 28, 2007; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (254)
 
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More Oscar Madness, etc.

Every year I eagerly await the Booth-Stuever Oscar-party story, and here it is, better than ever. This is the stuff you can't teach. The immaculate pacing. The you-are-there cinema verite roving-eye narrative. The brief hint of antonomasia ("a bulk...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 27, 2007; 6:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (167)
 
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Oscar Fever! Plus D-Day for TV

Monday morning quarterbacking on the Blah-scars: Going back to the '70s I've always hated myself for watching an entire Oscar telecast, and this morning hate myself more than usual. It's four hours of punishment. See Shales. I agree that...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 26, 2007; 8:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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