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  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ray Bradbury

    Ray Bradbury, who turns 90 this year, is well-known for his novels and short stories, but his personal life has remained remarkably private over the years. Sam Weller’s recent interview collection, Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews, allows a rare look into the unbelievable life of a public figure who was nevertheless in many ways a recluse. Here are a few things that we learned.

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  • Who Do They Write Like?

    We’ve decided to run through some of our favorite celebrity blogs through the I Write Like engine to see what sort of results that we’d get. Needless to say, the results were both puzzling and AMAZING.

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  • Has Arianna Huffington Figured Out the Future?

    If you had to declare a winner among Internet media companies today, the victor easily would be Arianna Huffington. Her site, The Huffington Post, attracted 24.3 million unique visitors last month, five times as much traffic as many new-media rivals, more than The Washington Post and USA Today, and nearly as many as The New York Times. HuffPo’s revenue this year will be about $30 -million—peanuts compared with the old-media dinosaurs, but way better than most digital competitors. And HuffPo has finally started to eke out a profit.

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  • 10 Glaring Omissions from SPIN’s Top 125 Albums of the Past 25 Years

    To celebrate its 25th birthday, Spin magazine has decided to score itself some easy newsstand/page view success by counting down the 125 greatest albums since its launch in 1985. We’ll save you the suspense/click-through time: U2’s Achtung Baby is #1. Yeah, we know. And although, at first glance, the rest of the list looks more solid than the magazine’s bogglingly bland top pick, after a more thorough perusal, we were shocked at how many genre-defining records and undisputed classics were left off. After the jump, we suggest 10 albums mysteriously absent from Spin’s “125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years.”

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