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BritNews RoundUp: Holiday Weekend Edition

As you head outside on this holiday weekend don't forget to apply sunblock. If only the Scottish would remember that. According to a recent survey the Scottish have the unhealthiest tanning habits in the United Kingdom and develop skin cancer...

By John Kelly  |  July 3, 2009; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  BritNews RoundUp  
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BritNews RoundUp: Holiday Weekend Edition

As you head outside on this holiday weekend don't forget to apply sunblock. If only the Scottish would remember that. According to a recent survey the Scottish have the unhealthiest tanning habits in the United Kingdom and develop skin cancer...

By John Kelly  |  July 3, 2009; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  BritNews RoundUp  
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More Common Sense From the Midwest

My contact at NATO (the National Association of Theatre Owners, not the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) sent me another example of a movie theater trying to stop texting before it even starts. The Pickwick Theatre in Syracuse, Indiana, created this...

By John Kelly  |  July 2, 2009; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Radical Civility  
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Expanding Radical Civility: What About Concerts?

So far during the brief life of the Radical Civility movement, I have been focused on one thing: texting during movies. My aim has been to start modestly. But pondering inappropriate behavior in one setting inevitably raises questions of inappropriate...

By John Kelly  |  July 1, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Toying Around With Washington

I'm a sucker for tilt-shift photograpy. That's where you get oddly captivating photos by using special lenses to make big things look small and toylike. Lacking as I do an airplane to take aerial photos, a special lens and any...

By John Kelly  |  June 30, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Photos of Washington  
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Radical Civility Works! A Report From the Front

Can the simple act of asking someone to put away her cell phone in a movie theater actually work? Yes, if the experience that a reader named Ann had is any indication. Ann sent me this e-mail: I just...

By John Kelly  |  June 29, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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