Friday, February 27 2015
Ethel Payne's gripping accounts of black life in post-World War II America provided critical information that was largely missing from mainstream journalism.
Thursday, February 19 2015
A legal scholar and former journalist warns that if modern media pushes the envelope too far, we could all wind up losing.
Friday, January 16 2015
What legal and ethical restrictions exist, and should exist, in today’s privacy-interested yet over-exposure society?
Thursday, October 2 2014
Regarding the Ray Rice saga, TMZ not only forced the NFL's hand, it put domestic violence back in the spotlight, where it should be.
Friday, July 18 2014
Billy Wilder spares no one—not even the viewer—in this scathing satire of American culture.
Monday, June 10 2013
Raymond Sokolov details the history of contemporary cuisine over the past 40 years. But while to him best dishes are the simplest ones, his simplistic approach to memoir writing could use more 'salt'.
Monday, March 25 2013
A heavily circulated image of a '60s era magazine article outline says quite a bit about journalist Gay Talese.
Tuesday, July 6 2010
A collection of 200-plus years of writing about the American theatre betrays a clear preference for the past over the present.
Sunday, November 15 2009
Content producers have the power to be whomever they want, but if they let themselves be dictated too much by factors like Google, page views, and ad revenue, they end up simply joining a droning, mundane chorus of mediocrity.
Sunday, August 2 2009
There’s an important message in Larry King's story: it’s good to be good, but it’s better to be lucky.