Did you hear the one about the trans reporter who lost her job because of pressure from activists?
I don’t like to get off-track with posting, but today I’m delighted to have such a fulfilling excuse. For an assignment in my magazine editing class in journalism school, we had to pick a print publication to analyze. I wandered from the Medill newsroom in the Loop to the nearby Sears Tower, which not onlyContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Cultural memory, peanut stew and how to be a better gentrifier”
I’m working on deadline today, so this is going to be quick — but in a short and sweet kind of way, rest easy. They’re all good stories, Brent.
It is an act of radical self-care to remind yourself there is other news and journalism out there totally unrelated to Comey, Trump and the downfall of the republic!
You can’t help but click on a story titled “The Case for Becoming a Hermit” in this day and age. It’s actually a well-written book review that makes me wish it answered the questions it raises, but for my part, the response was almost ravenously quick. There are still good things out in the world,Continue reading “Things I’m Verbing: CPAC crashers, gene editors and eating for money”
Analysis of Trump's VP pick: We're all on the train from Snowpiercer — Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) July 15, 2016 I mean… that about sums it up, right? Wow, though, Mike Pence. When you look at the issues, it doesn’t really get better. And in fact, if you listen to the alternative press in Indiana,Continue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Ecto-Cooler cocktails, the immune system of democracies and grace by George Foreman grill”
This has been a particularly crummy week for great women. Obviously I’m annoyed as all get-out that ABC canceled Agent Carter (even as Captain America: Civil War nears $300 million in domestic gross alone). It is certainly worth considering the show’s flaws even aside from ratings — this Medium post articulates a lot of what it was upContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: TV hates women, women hate the monoculture and the monoculture hates jobs”