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The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes

I don't have time for a Papers column today, but here are some new posts on Beachwood and

1. "If you find pleasure in watching politicians thrash about in a tangle of their own policy positions, you likely enjoyed the White House's programming this April," Beachwood legal correspondent Sam Singer writes. "Between the president and his attorney general, the Obama Administration seemed to have a new position every week of the month on prosecuting senior Bush Administration officials who authorized torture, each carefully calibrated to address the political failings of the last."

2. "Albert Pujols, Ian Kinsler, Evan Longoria, Aaron Hill: Which one of these things is not like the other? If you guessed Hill, you are correct. Those other three chaps certainly were expected by many to be ranked in the Top 10 among position player performances at this point in the season. Hill? Not so much," Beachwood fantasy sports correspondent Dan O'Shea writes. "So, how did his name get lost this year at second base?"

3. "Chicagoland is a go-to spot to find out what's going on in Chicago and what people are saying about it. Whet [Moser's] analyses of politics and the media are almost always spot-on, and the only bummer might be that it seems like his other work duties are slowing down his ability to blog," Beachwood Books Editor Katie Buitrago writes. "Some call it the best blog in the city. I may have to agree."

4. Stop blaming the parking meter mess on Paul Blart.

5. Stroger Loses the Daleys.

6. Is Crestwood's Water a Federal Crime?

7. Are Biz Leaders Ready For Reform?

8. Secrets of the Beachwood #1.

9. Follow us on Twitter. We promise not to annoy you.

10. "No matter what country and culture, most children learn rather quickly about a scary creature many call the boogie man. The perverse delights of being scared continue into adulthood for many of us, but for others, the boogie man is real. Child molesters, the real boogie men and women who plague children, have maimed and ruined lives. The danger is real, but in the late 1980s, fears about sexual predators grew into a wild hysteria that launched several, high-profile witch hunts, the most infamous of which involved the owners of the Little Rascals Day Care Center in Edenton, North Carolina. Those times have branded pedophiles as the lowest of the low, subhuman, amoral animals who prey on innocence in the worst possible way," Beachwood film critic and Ferdy On Films proprietor Marilyn Ferdinand writes.

"The Woodsman dares to take on this orthodoxy of pure evil by showing audiences the world from the pedophile's point of view, forcing us to face the fact that pedophiles are complex people, not monstrosities."

11. "If there were a Yo-Yo Hall of Fame, this man would be the first inducted," says our sister site Reading With Scissors.

12. Devin Hester is still ridiculous.

13. From the Beachwood Archives: "RockNotes: Wilco and the Sellouts."

The Beachwood Tip Line: Cut and dried.


Posted on May 6, 2009

MUSIC - Millions Of New Guitar Players.
TV - "One America News" is AT&T.
POLITICS - When Wall Street Came To My Mobile Home Park.
SPORTS - Tonyball, Bears On The Run, Eyes On The Sky & More!

BOOKS - China Holding Swedish Publisher.


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