Daily Archives: March 25, 2011

Bob Herbert Quits in Time

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March 25, 2011, 3:01 pm

Bob Herbert to Leave The Times

By JEREMY W. PETERS

Bob Herbert, a columnist for The New York Times Op-Ed page, is leaving the paper after nearly 20 years.

Mr. Herbert’s resignation was announced in a memo to Times staff members on Friday. His last column will appear in the paper on Saturday.

Mr. Herbert, who started his Times column in 1993, was known for his combative style, blunt language and progressive politics. In a message accompanying the announcement, Mr. Herbert, who is 66, said he was eager to move on to a new form of writing.

source NYT

We have so few progressive voices, and African American men in position in journalism.  Don’t leave it all to those people please.

Frieda Pinto stars in “Miral”

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Freida Pinto star of “Slumdog Millionaire” is leading actress in “Miral” a muddled movie attempt at portraying Palestinian struggle with Israel.

The problem is the movie. It is not very good from the reviews I have read.

Based on her interview with Charlie Rose Rula Jebreal (the author of the book Miral) is now sleeping with her director Julian Schnabel.  Bad move.