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Light On Light Through

You'll hear a little of this and lot of that on Light On Light Through - my reviews of great television series and movies, my interviews with authors and creative media people and their interviews of me, my media theory and political commentary, thoughts about my favorite cars and food and space travel, discussions of my music, and a few of my readings from my science fiction stories. In the first years, starting in 2006, I put up a new episode at least once a month.  More recently, it became more or less often than once a month, usually less often.  But in the Summer of 2020, I began getting more in the mood to podcast, and on 17 October 2023, I began publishing a new episode of the podcast every Tuesday at 12:01 pm -- a minute after Noon (New York time).  - Paul Levinson 

24 October 2021: Interview about Light On Light Through podcast

26 December 2023: Chuck Todd interviews Paul Levinson about Alternate Realities on The Chuck Toddcast  

A. E. Housman on Diana Dying Young

Aug 31, 2007

I was interviewed by Greg Morago in yestersday's Hartford Courant  about the 10th anniversary of Princess Diana's death...

... A.E. Housman's poem "To an Athlete Dying Young" couldn't have said it better: Dying in your prime is exceptionally stunning.

"There's something incredibly poignant about someone dying at...

Last Night at the Village Pourhouse in NYC

Aug 30, 2007

I spoke to a group of Ron Paul supporters at the Village Pourhouse in New York City last night.   The NYC Ron Paul Meet-Up group had invited me to talk about the mainstream media's misreporting of Ron Paul's burgeoning campaign for the Presidency.

I was impressed.   It's always good meeting people with whom you have...

More Darkside of Digg: Is There A Digg Blacklist?

Aug 29, 2007

My colleague iPhonematters columnist Tanner Godarzi has posted a disturbing piece over on Tech Blot, inquiring if Digg has a "Secret, Highly Aggressive and Fatal Content Filter Machine".

Maybe not coincidentally: I noticed the post on Digg this morning.  I read it, found it plausible, even likely.  And now, back after...

A Lesson from AT&T History

Aug 29, 2007

It's always useful to look at history.

Since AT&T lawyers seem to be doing the most grumbling about opening the iPhone to other carriers, I thought it might be helpful to look at AT&T’s reign as a near monopoly in American telephone service, or at very least the predominating force, until the “divestiture? on...

A Nice, Quiet Post About Tomatoes

Aug 28, 2007

I picked up a tall, straggly tomato plant at the local nursery last week.  In its better days, the plant would have sold for $45 - the pot still had the sticker with that price.   That would have been at least a month or more ago.  As it was, the clerk let me have the plant for $7, plus a 20-percent discount.

The plant...