• Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    House Approves Commemorative Coin for Religious Skeptic Mark Twain With "In God We Trust" on It (UPDATED)

    UPDATE, 3 p.m.: Added comment from Bob Hirsh, curator of the Mark Twain Project.The plan for a new Mark Twain commemorative coin includes the phrase "In God We Trust," a phrase Twain made fun of 150 years ago.Twain had a complicated relationship with religion. In the quote-collection snippets attrib ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010
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    April 13, 2009

    Lee Abrams' Latest Mad Ramblings

    People wonder about what kind of strange and awful mind is behind WSFL's new morning show. Well, it's been here all along. The Pulp has been publishing Tribune Innovation Chief Lee Abrams' "think pieces" for months. I'm not going to expend the brain power right now to try to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Abrams: TV News Needs Less Plastic, More God?

    Tribune Co. Innovation Chief Lee Abrams is clearly more focused on the Tribune's 25 television stations than he is the newspapers right now. And, judging from his latest think pieces, he's not at all happy with the appearance of the company's anchors. In a recent piece, he decried the fact that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Oops, Lee Abrams Did It Again.

    Tribune Co. Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams struck again. In his latest think piece sent out to newsrooms across the county, this one titled "Celebrity Crimes Against Humanity," he included a quote that has been attributed Mariah Carey: "When I watch TV and see those poor ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008
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    July 17, 2006

    Radio Round-Up

    Just when I get through, they drag me back in. It looks like I'm going to be on the Steve Kane Show tomorrow morning. It should be interesting. Big Steve has taken umbrage with this post of mine. And apparently there's going to be some corporo-politico teacher of "people skills" named Frank Turek on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2006

    Factor This, O'Reilly

    Well, since I've come out in favor of shooting cats, I might as well defend Jay Mariotti. Picked this up off of Romenesko about the Chicago Sun-Times sports writer, whom White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen (who was with the Marlins second World Series champion) recently referred to (tenderly, I'm told) ... More >>

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Speak and Suffer

    Tim Hunter blows the whistle on U.S. hypocrisy toward Saudi Arabia

  • News

    May 27, 1999

    Sexual Roulette

    Despite the risk, HIV-positive gay men are engaging in unsafe sex in the wake of improved AIDS medications. Don't believe us? Check out South Florida's "backroom bars."

  • Music

    June 4, 1998