Steve Jobs doesn't like college students; transgender tax collectors; tweeting about rape
Busy weekend keep you from catching up on your reading? Here are some of the stories that caught my eye:
The D.C. mayoral race wound up being a riveting contest centered around race relations and the role of the government. Paul Schwartzman and Chris L. Jenkins get to the bottom of how Mayor Adrian Fenty lost the black vote and his job.
The Atlantic Wire asks if it's okay to tweet about rape, after Mother Jones reporter Mac McClelland tweeted an interview with a rape victim. I follow McClelland on Twitter and found the interview both gripping and horrifying. It forced McClelland's followers to confront an issue they might otherwise skip over in a magazine. What do you think?
In preparation for the Fall TV season, Hank Stuever breaks down almost every new show and customizes viewing schedules for every type of TV watcher. It's pretty much the most comprehensive TV reviewing I've ever seen and solved, for me, the conundrum of choosing Terriers or Nikita.
It turns out Steve Jobs is really rude, at least according to a college journalism student.
This video aired back in July, but it's fascinating. To combat tax corruption in Pakistan, one neighborhood hired transgendered tax collectors to embarrass residents into paying their debts. Many of the rich have huge outstanding taxes, including Nawaz Sharif. Perhaps we should borrow their collectors for Capitol Hill?
And a tweet to sum up the events of last week:
Came back from vacation to discover witchcraft and masturbation had eclipsed mosque zoning as our most pressing national issue.
| September 20, 2010; 7:41 AM ET
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