1. "Will the Real Hooded Man Please Stand Up": Errol Morris' New York Times article on the identity of the man in the infamous Abu Ghraib photograph.
["It was arguably one of the least newsworthy pictures in the world, if only because it had already been seen by everybody. And yet, on March 11, 2006, The New York Times published on the front page of the first section, upper left-hand corner, a photograph of a man holding the photograph that had been seen around the world. Ali Shalal Qaissi, the man in the Times photograph (below) had told a group of human rights workers that he was "The Hooded Man" or "The Man on the Box.""]
2. "Art Film Pissing Contest": Glenn Kenny joins the Bergman fray in his own inimitable way.
["I didn't comment on Jonathan Rosenbaum's New York Times op-ed "Scenes From An Overrated Career" for a variety of reasons, the first of which is that I came to it a little late. Second, just reading the headline made my stomach sink. I got a mental picture of a meeting of the Times' op-ed staff, and some callow dickwad saying, "Hey, you know how everyone's saying how great Ingmar Bergman was? Why don't we run a piece saying that he sucked?" and heads bobbing wildly in agreement. Jeez. The guy's not even in his grave yet by then, probably. But you know these Times types—they all like to think they're Rick James, bitch, right after hitting Charlie Murphy in the forehead. "That was—'Coooold Blooded'!! Ha!" In other words, I was repelled by precisely the kind of forced, fake-ass "contrarianism" that animates the 85% worthless e-mag Slate."]
3. "Hey, baby—will you marry me?": Guaranteed they blame this on the Clintons.
["Thanks to one little misplaced word, it appears that people of any age can legally be married in Arkansas, with parental consent."]
4. "The Moment I 'Got' Ingmar Bergman": By E.W.'s Owen Gleiberman.
["When it came to watching Bergman's films, I passed through various phases, and I have a feeling that I wasn't alone. Here, in fact, is what I think of as the Four Stages of Watching Bergman:"]
5. "At Netflix, Victory for Voices Over Keystrokes": Just don't call them 'operators.'
["Ms. Funk is one of 200 customer service representatives at the Netflix call center here, 20 miles west of Portland, where she is on the front lines of the online movie rental company's efforts to use customer service as a strategic weapon against Blockbuster's similar DVD-mailing service."]
Quote of the Day: Gian Vincenzo Gravina
"A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company."
Image of the Day (click to enlarge): "Pardon", Claire's Knee
Clip of the Day: I want what this guy's smoking
"Links for the Day": Each morning, the House editors post a series of weblinks that we think will spark discussion. Comments encouraged.