I'm not sure exactly when this happened, my guess is earlier in the week but Chowhound has a brand new look courtesy of mule design. Wow, it's going to take me a bit of time to poke around but what a transformation for one of the best food communities on-line. Gone are the old threaded boards and it looks like they've added profiles, and post tracking. Very interesting to read the user comments on the Site Talk forum to see their reactions to the changes. This whole redesign was begun by gathering feedback from the members so in some ways I think they may be gentle. Chowhound is part of CNET now and I wonder what elements they are going to add, video, menus, blogs, etc. The challenge will be maintaining the community that got them here in the first place.
Relying on unique access to former and current government officials, this book will reveal for the first time how the U.S. government - from President Bush on down - is frantically improvising to fight a new kind of war. Where is the enemy? What have been the real victories and defeats since September 11? How are we actually fighting this war and how can it possibly be won?
Little, in fact, has been revealed about the nature of this struggle and the methods being used. This book will change all that. Readers will, for the first time, see harrowing close calls in America where thousands of lives have been saved - and learn how terrorists have artfully adapted to America's early successes in capturing al Qaeda operatives.
Suskind will show readers what he calls "the invisible battlefield" - a global matrix where U.S. spies race to catch soldiers of jihad before they strike. It is a real life spy thriller with the world's future at stake.
Suskind's report is filled with astonishing disclosures and will profoundly reframe the debate about a war that, each day, redefines America and its place in the world.
Soccer Jews of the world unite - Article in typical NY Observer smugness about a certain type of NY Jewish type who is mad for the World Cup. Damn them for writing this - I am guilty as charged. How I really hate being told I'm a stereotype. Arghh.