Once Rejected by 60 Agents, Debut Novelist Ruth Galm's Persistence Has Paid Off
Today's topics include: Sarah Palin Gets Totally Confused with Bill O'Reilly; The Insufferable Jesse Watters Punches More Hobos; It's Possible to Care About Cecil the Lion and Other Issues at the Same Time; Bob's Latest Twitter Battle with Dan Bidondi; The Bionic Dan Bidondi Bionic Italian Airlines; and much more. Show More Summary
The most up to date tally of mass shootings in the U.S. shows that there have been 207 mass shootings in 2015 so far (where "mass shooting" is defined as four or more people shot in one incident). Shooting Tracker, "the world's only crowdsourced mass shooting tracker," provides the best record of these atrocities. Show More Summary
I have a friend who, in most other ways doesn't strike me as someone you would classify as "sexist," likes to remind me of an embarrassing incident that occurred the year Derek Jeter announced his intended retirement as Yankees shortstop. Show More Summary
Will McAvoy, a TV journalist in the HBO drama The Newsroom, tells a colleague: "I don't believe in censorship, but I'm a big believer in self-censorship." It's a simple principle that guided generations of journalists and news organizations in America for decades, but one that the press now seems to have forgotten. Show More Summary
Seven years ago, Rupert Murdoch ended the 105-year-long ownership of the Wall Street Journal by the Bancroft family, when he bought the paper for $5 billion. Employees, readers, and investors were terrified that Murdoch might turn the Journal into, say, the New York Post, maybe even with half-naked starlets on page 3. Show More Summary
Want to see a video about Donald Trump that tells you more than he'd like you to know? Here's the preview. You'll notice that the trailer for "Trump: What's the Deal?" mentions that the film was made "some years ago." A quarter of a century later, here it is. Show More Summary
HUFFPOST MEDIA, New York. 29 July 2015.The staff of the Guardian US voted unanimously Wednesday...
The Washington Examiner with the find: State Department officials are set to release roughly 4,400 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails Friday amid reports that the former secretary of state mishandled classified information on her private server. It will be the second time State officials have been forced to publish a substantial batch of Clinton’s emails […]
It's time to share some personal thoughts on a theme I seem to speak to on a weekly basis: women and beer. In light of the recent Bud Light #UpForWhatever campaign, which included the tagline, "The perfect beer for removing 'no' from...Show More Summary
Fox News with the latest: A federal appeals court has locked down America’s largest national forest from logging, in a tight decision that reverses a Bush-era bid to open up the Alaska land and has state officials fuming. “[The] ruling is a disappointment and a severe setback for the economies of Southeast Alaska,” Senate Energy […]
Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner is always a good read: In 2014, according to new data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published in the journal Health Affairs, “[h]ealth care spending sponsored by the federal government is projected to have risen by 10.1 percent.” This was the year that Obamacare added millions […]
Fox News reported: The U.S. Navy will not have an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf this fall for the first time in years, President Obama’s nominee to be the Navy’s top officer told Capitol Hill lawmakers Thursday. The gap in the Gulf — expected to last two months — would come at a time […]
The announcement that Entitle is folding and that Scribd will remove a sizable portion of its romance and erotic fiction titles has been heralded by some industry watchers as the beginning of the end of e-book subscriptions.
by Jonathan Blaustein Did you read last week’s column? If so, you won’t be surprised to hear I’m a shade worn out this week. I feel like Doctor’s office carpet that hasn’t been cleaned in two decades. As such, for the first time in nearly 4 years, I asked for a week off, and Rob […]
While magazine publishers are increasingly pushing for more internal collaboration between brands, it's still rare to see titles from different publishers working together—especially when they have very similar target audiences. Yet,...Show More Summary