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Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 16:26

We use a third-party service, Disqus, for our commenting engine on our blog. Due to some changes from our blog service (Tumblr), older comments submitted before today are not showing up on our site. We haven’t lost them though; they just aren’t reconciling with the permalink for each blog post.

So please keep the comments coming — and your suggestions for the Webby five-word acceptance speech. The new ones will display and the older comments will show up as soon as the issue’s resolved.

[UPDATE] It looks like everything is back to normal now. Please let us know if you’re experiencing any difficulty or noticed one of your comments is missing in action. Cheers. 


Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 17:19

The classic Eames Office video about the Powers of Ten is likened to a "a low budget 70s era educational filmstrip."

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 14:31

It’s hard not to see life as utterly random and meaningless in the face of disasters like the recent cyclone in Myanmar or the earthquake in China. And this is an issue that comes up again and again in theological circles, referred to as as the theodicy question: How could a just god let innocent people suffer and die?

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 16:31

Our senior editor traces the atypical path of developing and producing this program and its Web elements.

Friday, May 9, 2008 - 13:13

What do you do when an interview on AJH is too good to be cut? Be merciless.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008 - 21:32

Preparing for this program was like putting lighting in a bottle. Armstrong travels the world, writes voluminously, and continually develops her ideas. Video of her TED Talk helped us mind the gap.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 23:28
Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 21:21

Kate posted a poem a while back that, she said, bonked her on the head. Robinson Jeffers, nature poet of the Central Coast in California, wrote this one that never fails to make me gasp. As the snows linger on in Minnesota, it also makes me a little homesick for the grandeur of the Pacific.

Editorial Note June 12, 2008: “The Great Explosion” is reprinted on many sites on the internet. In deference to copyright, the text has been removed from this post and a link to the text provided above. (Kate Moos, Managing Editor)

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