Central Park, Manhattan. .

Central Park, Manhattan.

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John Hiler of Microcontent News and Xanga fame just launched Cityblogs New York, with info and comments on upcoming films, talks, readings etc. He's looking for bloggers who want to cover various beats for the site. The plan is to have it make money someday.

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Last weekend at my hometown's indie record store I came across the Philadelphia Independent, a broadsheet newspaper that's kind of a cross between McSweeney's and the Observer, although it's less derivative and more fun than that makes it sound. The paper doesn't have a Web site (?!) but you can read about it here and here (scroll down).