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Approval Matrix

  1. party chat
    Jerry Seinfeld Aspires to Be on New York’s ‘Grid Thing’“I want to be low-brow predictable. There’s a section for that, right?”
  2. how things work
    The Twitter Approval MatrixOur deliberately oversimplified guide to whose tweets are worth following.
  3. Scotchy, scotch, scotch.
    We Approve of This Booze MatrixA visual aide for scotch drinkers.
  4. the best part
    James Frey’s Courage Renewed by Norman Mailer, the Approval MatrixFinding the best part of the enormous James Frey profile in ‘Vanity Fair.’
  5. apropos of nothing
    Jon Stewart, Highbrow? Team Matrix Responds!Slate questions the Matrix, and the Matrix fires back.
  6. intel
    Matrix Blogger Explains It AllWe’re of the school of thought that a joke requiring explanation is a joke failed. We also spend a lot of time explaining our jokes. The estimable Adam Sternbergh, on the other hand, we always thought tossed off bons mots and witticisms of such perfection they required no explanation. Apparently, however, we were wrong. A friend pointed us the other day to Behind the Approval Matrix, a new-this-week blog that, well, explains Adam’s Approval Matrix jokes. Didn’t get his reference this week to “That bizarre Elvis Mitchell cameo on Entourage,” to pick a random example? Behind the Approval Matrix explains: “According to his Wikipedia entry Elvis Mitchell is a former film critic for the Times, and is one of the most well-known African-American critics in the United States. On Entourage he interviewed Vince, E, and Walsh about the genius behind Medellin.” Now you know. Behind the Approval Matrix [Blogspot] The Approval Matrix: Week of July 30–August 6, 2007 [NYM]