November 7, 2016

The media has been a popular target of ire this election season, particularly from Donald Trump and his supporters alleging that the media is “rigging” the election by more favorably covering his opponent, Hillary Clinton. And the fact that, as the Columbia Journalism...

September 12, 2016

The day after Dylann Roof opened fire on a bible study group at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015, killing nine parishioners, the memorial forming in front of the church was already four-feet deep. Passing showers and storms are as regular...

July 29, 2015

I met Greg Pinel at a bar in Manhattan back in late March. It was a corner joint on the far east side in the shadows of the Queensboro Bridge (or the 59th St Bridge, depending on what side of it you call home). On a lead from a British friend of mine, I was drinking at...

November 23, 2011

Ed Asner looked handsome and aged in a simple tuxedo, his 82 year-old frame reinforced by a mahogany cane.  His wit remains nimble, unharmed by time, very much like the Santa he played in the movie Elf. A flatscreen jumbotron with a cartoon face in the left corner hove...

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