Last May, the profitable Chicago Tribune was acquired by the notorious vulture firm Alden Global Capital. They suffered waves of downsizing, including a sell-off of the iconic Tribute Building. Today, a skeleton crew puts out the Trib from “a newsroom the size of a Chipotle.”
In a long, deeply reported…
As a 21-year-old college student, I worked for a year at a gun store in Southern California from 2013–2014. Full transparency, I’d never once considered working at a gun store, in fact, I knew pretty much nothing about guns or any gun-related topics at the time.
Why are more Americans watching a South Korean TV series than any other show on Netflix, a series that looks to become the most popular show on Netflix ever?
Before murderer Gary Gilmore was executed by a firing squad in 1977, he made the choice to become an organ donor, offering up his eyes, kidneys, pituitary glands, and liver. His whole execution captured the public imagination — he was the first person killed after the Supreme Court reinstated the…
Each of the following trends, in isolation, is perplexing. In concert, they are disturbing:
I’ve mentioned this topic before, highlighting an emerging crisis among young men, and it elicits a range of emotions and responses — especially in the reductionist world of social media.
Here is Nicholas Christakis, the sociologist and physician at Yale University, tweeting in solidarity with a political science lecturer at UCLA, Lt. Col. W. Ajax Peris, under fire for using the n-word in class:
Jared Kushner, a Reuters story recently reported, “is stepping away from politics for the foreseeable future” and “re-entering the private sector.”
Which made me think: re-enter the private sector?
I used to almost-burst a blood vessel on a daily basis reading the news, but then I trained myself to chill out — even if we are living in a dystopian hellscape, that’s no reason gave up your joy. But when I read about Katie Couric editing Ruth Bader Ginsburg…
When I watched the first episode of ABC’s reboot of The Wonder Years, the show revived many childhood memories. Since I was a kid in 1968, the year the reboot was set, I couldn’t help but reflect on my “Wonder Years.”
Joe Biden’s tenure as President hasn’t exactly been the landmark, F.D.R. adjacent Presidency the pundit class would have liked the American people to believe it was going to be. Particularly now, with the covid-19 relief bill now becoming a distant memory from months and months ago with little being done…
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