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Read this: Charles Gibson, Tiger Woods, St. Albans


Charles Gibson laughs on the ABC "World News" set in New York earlier this year. (AP Photo/ABC, Ida Mae Astute, file)

Good afternoon, everyone. Need something to read? You're in luck!

  • Charles Gibson, poised to retire, seems ambivalent about leaving his "World News" anchor post. Howard Kurtz says Gibson "feels the journalistic culture is passing him by, that the values he came to embody are fading -- indeed, that he is a throwback in a business struggling for survival."

  • DVD box sets: More sinister than they seem! At least that's what this essayist thinks:

    The DVD box set is the newest and most terrifying form of ritualistic abuse we inflict on one another. In the past, a sick person received unwanted hardback books, but these days when someone is laid up with an illness, they are buried beneath an avalanche of DVD box sets containing hundreds of hours of television series.
    "You must watch this," devotees say. "You're really going to love it." With the unspoken threat being: "And if you don't, you are an idiot. I will still acknowledge you in public, but in my heart I will know that you are an anti-intellectual vulgarian."

  • Philip Kennicott likes the new St. Albans building, Marriott Hall.

  • And, if you missed it, Robin Givhan says the Tiger Woods scandal is just as much about sexism as it is about sex.

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  • By The Reliable Source  |  December 14, 2009; 12:17 PM ET
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