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An open letter to the new Culture Minister in Estonia

09 December 2013

Dear Urve Tiidus,

Congratulations on your appointment as the new Culture Minister of Estonia. I don't know anything about you, and I don't even know what specifically you can do as Culture Minister, but I welcome any potential change in culture policy in Estonia and wish you the best.

My hope in writing this letter is to encourage some discussion about the various forms of culture in...

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Comparison: Watching the Democratic National Convention vs. watching the NFL Draft

20 January 2012

Both the DNC (or the RNC, I guess) and the NFL Draft share one major characteristic - that one must really stretch the imagination to consider either to be entertaining, yet both are watched by millions anyway.

The NFL Draft I always thought was the worst form of entertainment - it's just waiting for someone to walk to a podium and read a name, repeated every ten minutes for two...

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