Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips Posted: Apr 24, 2007 0 comments
Threat, or menace? The BBC examines the question.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Apr 18, 2006 2 comments
Steve Martin never ceases to amaze me—sometimes by his audacity, sometimes by what he chooses to do (any number of recent movie projects illustrates this point, although our culture's current resistance to good film-making is not his fault). I digress, however—this is powerful, honest writing and I feel better for simply having read it. You go, Mr. Martin.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Sep 06, 2006 0 comments
Scott Berkun has written a nice essay on writing—or more specifically, on overcoming writer's block. He leaves out the one that usually works for me: Work for an editor you don't want to disappoint. Of course, spending the money before you get the check works, too—although apparently not for everyone.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Jul 06, 2006 2 comments
Robert Benchley said that a freelance is someone who gets paid by the word—per piece or perhaps. My problem isn't so much getting paid, but buckling down and getting the job done. BadLanguage.net has a list of 10 stratagems to do just that.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Jan 31, 2007 0 comments
Fiona Maddocks writes a fine rebuttal to Norman LeBrecht's grousing dismissal of the BBC's Tchaikovsky Experience.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Dec 06, 2006 0 comments
Now forget all the bad press, lackluster reviews, and general public indifference. Doesn't this make you want to buy a Zune?
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 01, 2007 1 comments
The Beeb has an animated "front line" Western Front feature. Its only weakness is that it is antiseptic, which that war was definitely not.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 10, 2007 1 comments
Tales of the X-15.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 12, 2006 1 comments
New positions for you and your faithful companion.
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Wes Phillips Posted: May 09, 2006 0 comments
In other words, yawns are contagious.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Aug 29, 2007 1 comments
A new story by Roddy Doyle. 'Nuff said—except that the "f-bomb" is dropped in the second graf. Of course, I already said it's by Roddy Doyle.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Sep 15, 2006 0 comments
Bagheera, uncharacteristically agrees with the tabby. "You guys are pathetic."
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 14, 2006 0 comments
"In [Daniel Kehlmann's] first novel translated into English, the 31-year-old literary wunderkind's breezy, sometimes charming and ultimately inconsequential work follows the actual lives, careers and eventual intersection of two of Germany's brightest scientists: explorer, geographer and naturalist Alexander Von Humboldt and the astronomer and aptly crowned 'prince of mathematicians' Carl Friedrich Gauss."
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Wes Phillips Posted: Apr 19, 2006 1 comments
Asking good questions is a skill that can be taught—and should be.
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Wes Phillips Posted: May 16, 2006 1 comments
As a member of the Park Slope Food Coop, I've been seeing signs warning of an international organic banana shortage for months now, but I assumed it was just a seasonal fluctuation, coupled with last year's brutal hurricane season. The New Scientist claims it may be a genetic apocalypse.

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