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Washington Post columnist David Broder is dead: Arts links

March 10, 2011 - 07:00 AM
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David Broder, 1929-2011. (Photo: Associated Press)

Longtime Post columnist David Broder, aka "The Dean," died yesterday of complications from diabetes. This was, naturally, big news in the online pages of the paper. Post Now, 44, Federal Eye, The Fix, Achenblog, Comic Riffs, Ezra Klein, and even, somewhat grimly, Post Mortem published posts about Broder. Also published: an editorial and remembrances from Lou Cannon, Dan Balz, and Robert Kaiser. Say what you will about Broder's opinions — I'll just let Gawker's Jim Newell do that — but we should all be so lucky, as journalists or otherwise, to have our colleagues write that many kind words about us.

Less sad news:

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The hacker collective known as Anonymous shut down Broadcast Music International's website. BMI restored service — and then, in a sad effort to restore confidence, posted an unconvincing padlock logo.

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