Ten years ago, at the turn of the millennium, Nostraslammy took a stab at predicting the 21st Century, with a promise to check back every ten years to see how the prognostications […]
School, mall and workplace shootings: Why so many? No, why so few?
The second in our “Cult of Crime” series (Part 1: Foxy Knoxy and the case of the honorary Missing White Woman) Going Postal: Rage, Murder, and Rebellion by Mark Ames Soft Skull […]
BCS: bungling, corrupt and stupid
Sun rises in east. Dog bites man. Mike Tyson gets arrested. Bowl Championship Series fucked again. Any other stunning, never-saw-that-coming headlines I need to include here? Once again the BS BCS, the […]
Footloose (with the Facts), starring Mitt Romney!
Mitt Romney said a couple curious things Saturday. Fortunately for him, he did so at Regent “University,” which isn’t a place you’re likely to encounter a lot of critical thinking. The most […]
The ballad of a progressive gun owner
We’ve heard a great deal on the issue of gun control in the wake of Virginia Tech – not surprisingly – and as is always the case when these debates flare up […]
Media spectacle at Virginia Tech
An old friend and colleague, UCLA’s Dr. Doug Kellner, has been doing some analysis of the media spectacle surrounding the recent shootings at Virginia Tech. This is part of a larger body […]
Of Virginia Tech and video games: will somebody please do the math?
Video games killed those kids at Virginia Tech!!! So said self-credentialed media scholar Jack Thompson, whose uninformed hissy fit commenced roughly eight seconds after the shooting ended. Of course, FAUX News was […]
The Consequences of Lazy Journalism
by Amaury Nora I don’t know about you, but it feels like the Virginia Tech massacre that took place on the campus of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, […]
It was eight years ago today
Posted: April 20, 2007: 11:19 am MDT Denver CO In 1999 I was the Electronic Communications Manager for US West’s internal comm group, and my team rode herd on several channels used […]
Did NBC do wrong? No, says WPost writer Fisher
From a morning Washington Post chat with columnist Marc Fisher: Washington, D.C.: Posting early … I know you will disagree, but for me NBC’s decision to show the images glorifies and sensationalizes […]