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Newspapers Dumber Than Readers, Internet

By Steve Rhodes

"The effort to insinuate more serious standards into the instruments of mass culture was always difficult, even when a rising middle class made possible the notion of increasing cultural sophistication," Steve Wasserman writes for The American Conservative.

"A single story from the near-decade I served as literary editor of the Los Angeles Times tells the tale:

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Posted on March 26, 2015

History Club

A People's History Of Thanksgiving

Where Is The Gold?
With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.
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Posted on November 28, 2013
Chicago Blog Review

Chicago Blog Review: Fruit Slinger

A welcome blast of summer-friendly food porn on a daily basis.
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Posted on August 6, 2009

Newspapers Dumber Than Readers, Internet

By Steve Rhodes
Old-school hacks still angry that digital publishing destroyed their hegemony.

Posted on March 26, 2015

Local Book Notes: Chance The Bomber

Plus: The Beauty And Decay Of Pilsen
And: A big birthday bash for Midwestern writers.

Posted on March 20, 2015

Youth Poetry Out Loud 2015: They Do This Better Than You

By The Poetry Foundation
Viewing parties available.

Posted on March 19, 2015

Local Book Notes: Solitary Confinement Is Torture

The 'Marionization' Of America
"Touchless" techniques from interrogation rooms at Homan to supermax prisons across the country.

Posted on March 10, 2015

Local Book Notes: Voices Of Protest, Drawbridges

City Of Refuge, Crossings
Plus: Reclaiming Accountability From . . . Obama?

Posted on March 3, 2015

Local Book Notes: Graham Crackers, Malcolm X & Cubs Fans

Plus: A Hot Publishing Job & Writers To Watch
Comics, e-books and Kickstarters.

Posted on February 25, 2015

MUSIC - The Week In Chicago Rock.
TV - Before Chuy, There Was Miguel.
POLITICS - Mayor 1% - The Song.
SPORTS - The White Sox Report: Enter Courtney Hawkins.

BOOKS - Newspapers Dumber Than Readers, Internet.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Beachwood Photo Booth: Boyhood Buzzer Beater.

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