"The 5,000-square-foot home, scheduled to open in May, will look like a suburban tract home outside. But inside it will feature hardware, software and touch-screen systems that could simplify everyday living."
"Its capacity to shock (and yes, it shocks very well) stems not merely from the intrinsic horror of a crash-nor from the seductive beauty of the image of itself, divorced from all historical context-but from the unsilenceable alarm bells within us all that remind us that the battlefield’s still there, it just looks different these days."
"But perhaps its viability outside our beloved District is a non-issue. It’s thrived this long without serious play from concepts like “retail buy-ins” and “national radio partners,” so maybe brain-teasing on the widespread appeal isn’t the issue. Maybe it’s just incredible that a regional music has stayed distinct and virtually intact in its original form."
"For the first time in more than four decades, the killings in Newark have stopped -- for the last month, at least -- and the billboards are coming down."
"Here the goal is not to ensure that research meets academic standards of scientific inquiry, but rather to ensure that the scholar's conclusions conform to a literal interpretation of the Bible."
"…of course, I’m in my boxers right now. I can afford myself some druthers."