Late Night: The Wild West

By: Thursday August 22, 2013 8:00 pm

I’ve made a few bad calls in my time, like when I told a client not to buy a place in the industrial, brewery-scented backwater that was soon to become the tony “Pearl District,” but by far the most consequential was my misreading of how Americans would react to George W. Bush’s launching the return of Frontier Justice. I know I wasn’t alone, because even the long-suffering Laura visibly grimaced the first time he trotted out “Dead or Alive,” but then something odd happened. We, the People, ate it up. With relish.


Late Night: Take Five for Dave Brubeck

By: Wednesday December 5, 2012 8:00 pm

Brubeck wasn’t just a crusader for rhythm. During his service in World War II, Brubeck was spotted playing a Red Cross show and ordered to form a band. Brubeck chose a racially integrated lineup, a rarity for military acts. During the 1950s and ’60s, Brubeck is reported to have canceled appearances at venues that balked at the mixed racial makeup of his quartet.

Spy Occupy Supply on the News

By: Wednesday December 14, 2011 6:30 pm

Local NBC afflilate WJAR channel 10 hit Occupy Providence to get some reaction to Time Magazine’s Person of the year pick. The Occupy Supply gear was in full view during the NBC interview.

Live Blog for #Occupy Movement: 2011, Time’s Year of the Protester

By: Wednesday December 14, 2011 3:30 pm

Time magazine has named “The Protester” the 2011 “Person of the Year.” First off, a congratulations is in order. Time managing editor Richard Stengel said in making the announcement: “They literally embodied the idea that individual action can bring collective, colossal change.”

TIME’s Cover, the CIA and Afghan Women

By: Friday August 6, 2010 6:15 am

Time’s cover, which seems right out of the March CIA advisory leak that recommended playing up women’s rights abuses to build support for the war in Afghanistan, may have humanitarian hawks arguing for more war but Afghan women’s rights activists have a different idea.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Joseph J. Romm, Straight Up: America’s Fiercest Climate Blogger Takes on the Status Quo Media, Politicians, and Clean Energy Solutions

By: Sunday June 20, 2010 2:00 pm

Writing on his blog last fall, the NYT’s Paul Krugman remarked, “I trust Joe Romm on Climate.” I agree with Mr. Krugman: when it comes to climate change — whether you are interested in either the science or the politics — Joe Romm’s Climate Progress blog is the single best source of information on the web. He’s blunt, extremely knowledgeable and solutions-oriented, a rare combination of attributes that leave him particularly well-suited to cover the scientific and political context of climate and energy policy.

Fed Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke Wins Time Person of the Year

By: Wednesday December 16, 2009 11:45 am

TIME Magazine chose Bernanke for the same reason CNBC’s Ron Insana worshipped at his feet yesterday – that he’s the “world’s most important man in charge of the world’s most important economy,” that he had a history in Depressions so he knew how to avoid one, etc. They didn’t choose him because he actually did anything with regard to a core mission at the Fed — maximize employment. They also ignored his inability to see the freight train bearing down on the economy from subprime mortgages and collateralized debt objects.

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