Jul

25

2011

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The three excuses airlines use to weasel out of anything

Tweet Last week, I caught Delta trying to charge me more for a flight found when I was signed into its system. The same flight was $79 cheaper when I wasn’t signed into its system. In its response to me, Delta doesn’t deny that it delivered two conflicting prices to me. But Delta claims that the […]

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Jul

21

2011

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Delta charges more for signing in as a frequent flier

Tweet Take a look at the screen grab below. To the left is an air ticket priced by a passenger who is signed in as a Delta Air Lines frequent flier. To the right is the same itinerary, except this one is quoted on a separate Web browser, without signing in. They were priced at […]

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Jul

19

2011

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You are being erased

Tweet Your biographer is screwed. You are leaving nearly nothing behind. While you pour your energies and thoughts into the machine sitting in front of you, you are leaving nearly nothing about you that your descendants will be able to find. You know it’s true. Compared to your parents, or your grandparents, what are you […]

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Jul

6

2011

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Jul

6

2011

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When gay kids decide they may not be gay after all

Tweet Here’s what’s going to happen. Some gay kids are going to start realizing they weren’t gay after all. Most sexually questioning teenagers, even in the most conservative high schools, make friends with the misfit girl who appreciates both his plight and the fact he’s not a sexual threat to her. And the minute a […]

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Jun

29

2011

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Follies on Broadway, and why we shouldn’t shred the documents

Tweet Although a whole lot bothers me about musicals, there are some things that I love, specifically, what stems from history. I almost never listen to a cast recording and get goofily carried away. I start thinking about the place and time of it, the look of the cabs that passed outside the theatre, the […]

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Jun

17

2011

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The 11 days when young Thomas Jefferson never existed

Tweet I think Thomas Jefferson’s gravestone is weird. First of all, the well-wishers throw a lot of pennies on it. You’d think more people would toss nickels on Thomas Jefferson’s grave. After all, Thomas’s head, which is on the face of the nickel, lies just feet below the stone, and the image of his slavemanse […]

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May

7

2011

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Hidden truth in Rosewood, Florida

Tweet Today I visited Rosewood, Florida, a town with a past so tangled that its historical marker requires two sides to tell it. That sign is pretty much all there is to tell the story. That’s because Rosewood was erased. It was torched by racists in 1923. The tale is as convoluted as it is […]

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May

6

2011

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Behind-the-scenes interviews with ‘Shark Tank’ entrepreneurs

Tweet One aspect of my AfterShark coverage for the second season of Shark Tank was to catch the entrepreneurs as they prepared to enter the Tank or just after they left. Not so easy. Still, it’s leagues easier to be face-to-face than it is to conduct interviews by Skype, as I had to do during […]

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Apr

28

2011

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My exclusive tour of the Shark Tank

Tweet Visiting TV sets is always a thrill. It’s not because I am a pure fan. I mean, I am not necessarily always pinching myself in disbelief over being there. Of course I knew Chandler and Joey’s apartment was an existing set when I toured the home of Friends at Warner Bros. No, for me, […]

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