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Radical Civility, Taiwanese Style

When I started my Radical Civility campaign last summer I didn't think about whether civility was an area of academic study. I love academics, but they tend to exist in a parallel universe, not in the real world. And the...

By John Kelly  |  October 15, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Stage Combat: Cell Phones in the Audience

The new Broadway drama "A Steady Rain" doesn't get a very good review in The Post today. But it's already a hit in my book for the way star Hugh Jackman showed his irritation at a cell phone that rang...

By John Kelly  |  September 30, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Radical Civility: First We Kill All the Wireless Providers

Whose fault is it that people use cellphones inappropriately, yacking in restaurants, texting during movies? I always thought it was the person's fault, but now I'm not so sure. I saw a movie Saturday night ("Ponyo," the new Miyazaki). The...

By John Kelly  |  September 8, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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George Washington: Father of Radical Civility?

George Washington had to put up with a lot of things during his lifetime--Redcoats, painful dental problems, Benjamin Franklin's whoopee cushions--but one thing he didn't have to put up with was people texting during movies. Movies hadn't been invented yet...

By John Kelly  |  August 19, 2009; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Radical Civility: A Crisis of Faith

I saw "District 9" over the weekend--a Friday matinee, actually (ah, the perks of being a columnist). The movie was great, but I'm afraid I have a confession to make: There was a man texting in front of me and...

By John Kelly  |  August 18, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Baggage Handler: What Airport Behavior Says About Us

In January 2008 Jason Barger boarded an airplane in Columbus, Ohio, with a singular objective: to spend the next seven days either on an airplane or in an airport. Think of it as the modern American equivalent of an Aboriginal...

By John Kelly  |  August 11, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Movie-Texting Justice, Beach Style, John Kelly , August 10, 2009
Meet Howard County's Mr. Nice Guy, John Kelly , July 27, 2009
Radical Civility: Your Slogan Here, John Kelly , July 21, 2009
The Dangerous Side of Texting, John Kelly , July 20, 2009
More Common Sense From the Midwest, John Kelly , July 2, 2009
Radical Civility Progress Report, John Kelly , June 26, 2009
Radical Civility: Let the Sharing Begin, John Kelly , June 22, 2009
 
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