WBEZ | stephen king http://www.wbez.org/tags/stephen-king Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en It's news-quizzin' time! http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-01/its-news-quizzin-time-105270 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Q.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/meyerson-wbez-news-quiz-no-4" target="_blank"><img alt="Meyerson WBEZ News Quiz No. 4" src="http://home.comcast.net/~cmeyerson/Q.jpg" style="width: 100px; height: 77px; float: right; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>It&#39;s that time again. Test your knowledge of the news over the last week, as recounted in <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson">the pages of this blog</a>. Study up, then click below. (Or click below and consult the blog as you go along; we&#39;re not fussy.)</p><div><script type="text/javascript" src="http://i0.poll.fm/survey.js" charset="UTF-8"></script><noscript><a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/meyerson-wbez-news-quiz-no-4">Take Meyerson WBEZ News Quiz No. 4</a></noscript><script type="text/javascript"> polldaddy.add( { type: 'iframe', auto: true, domain: 'cpm.polldaddy.com/s/', id: 'meyerson-wbez-news-quiz-no-4' } ); </script><p>&nbsp;</p><strong><em>Four things for your weekend:</em></strong><p><strong>&#39;JOURNALISTS ARE ON NOTICE. IF YOU INVESTIGATE THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT, CHINESE HACKERS WILL COME AFTER YOU.&#39; </strong>Slate&#39;s&nbsp;Farhad Manjoo says <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2013/01/new_york_times_chinese_hackers_the_attack_against_the_newspaper_of_record.html">reporters need to learn two lessons</a> from the hacking of <em>The New York Times</em>, the <em>Wall Street Journal</em> and others.<br />* The&nbsp;<em>NYT</em>&#39;s squeamishness about the S-word leads it to print&nbsp;<a href="http://daily-download.com/york-times-censor-failure/">a Web address that just doesn&#39;t work</a>.<br />* &quot;<em><a href="http://www.theonion.com/articles/the-onion-freely-and-happily-gives-its-employees-p,31102/">The Onion</a></em><a href="http://www.theonion.com/articles/the-onion-freely-and-happily-gives-its-employees-p,31102/"> Freely And Happily Gives Its Employees&#39; Passwords To China</a>.&quot;</p></div><p><b><a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/01/law-school-applications-are-collapsing-as-they-should-be/272729/"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/mt/assets/business/NALP_Law_School_Grads_Employment_Corrected.PNG" style="width: 300px; height: 164px; float: right; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>LAW SCHOOL SQUEEZE.&nbsp;</b>Applications are headed toward a 30-year low, and Jordan Weissmann of <em>The Atlantic</em> calls it &quot;a desperately needed adjustment&quot; because &quot;<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/01/law-school-applications-are-collapsing-as-they-should-be/272729/#">the legal economy is in a shambles</a>.&quot;</p><p><strong>&#39;THE GUNS-FOR-EVERYONE ADVOCATES HATE THAT STATISTIC.&#39; </strong>Handgun-owning Democrat Stephen King -- yes, <em>that</em> Stephen King -- has published <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B53IW9W/ref=amb_link_355097102_14?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-3&amp;pf_rd_r=1BZMET2KN2W4Z23TNJM7&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1479955982&amp;pf_rd_i=2486013011">a 99-cent ebook essay</a>&nbsp;spotlighting a 60 percent drop in gun homicides since Australia cracked down on guns.<br />* <em>PolitiFact.com:</em> <a href="http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2013/jan/31/stephen-king/stephen-king-says-australia-cracked-down-guns-homi/">Numbers back him up</a>.<br />* <em>Mother Jones:</em> <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/01/pro-gun-myths-fact-check">10 pro-gun myths shot down</a>.</p><p><iframe align="right" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aTLySbGoMX0" width="300"></iframe><strong>OSCAR-NOMINATED MOVIE, FREE.&nbsp;</strong>If you didn&#39;t see &quot;Wreck-It Ralph,&quot; you probably haven&#39;t seen the touching piece that preceded it, &quot;Paperman,&quot; one of the contenders for the animated short award. But <a href="http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/01/disney-paperman-online/">Disney&#39;s released it to the Web via YouTube</a>, and so you can see it here. If &quot;Love Actually&quot; had been good, <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-207_162-57566909/disneys-oscar-nominated-paperman-debuts-online/">it would&#39;ve looked more like this</a>. (Catch the homage to &quot;<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048980/">The Red Balloon</a>&quot; at 5:39.) You&#39;re welcome.</p><hr /><p><em><strong>ANNOUNCEMENTS.</strong><br />* <a href="http://www.this-page-intentionally-left-blank.org/">This space intentionally left blank</a>.</em></p></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-01/its-news-quizzin-time-105270