The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Why the world needs newspapers more than ever

Today’s world runs on ideas, spread by the Series of Tubes–and those ideas are made of words. At the foundation of this pyramid of words and ideas sits an endangered … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · 3 Comments

The past, present and future of news

This post is like X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, except with printing presses and the web instead of Hugh Jackman. We’ll go back in time, return to the present and … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · 6 Comments

A montage set to music: The best movies of 2013

Movies are all around us. Kind of like the Force, before George Lucas ruined it with all that claptrap about midichloridians or whatever. Films live inside your TV, your iPhone, … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

Top 10 Myths of Journalism School

Oh, if I could go back in time, and whisper in the ear of my younger self during journalism school. Not that I was busy screwing it up. Editor-in-chief of … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · 15 Comments

Journalists just wanna have fun

As a reformed journalist, I can tell you secret things. Number One: Coffee. If you want to make a reporter smile, or an editor not growl at you, feed them … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

Insane pool tricks

Apparently, magical pool shots require three things: (1) Napoleon Dynamite hair with nerdy McNerd glasses, (2) big-time soundtracks and (3) blondes in miniskirts. And here are trick shots by what … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Quirks and legs matter more than talent and perfection

Hear me now and believe me later in the week: flaws and quirks beat absolute perfection the package matters more than the product without legs, you are dead in the … Continue reading

March 24, 2012 · 47 Comments