How Dennis from Head of the Class grew up to be the Aaron Sorkin of tween television.
Tuesday, March 29
Monday, March 28
Thursday, March 17
On Johnny Carson, a cold man in a hot seat; I once asked a bright young Manhattan journalist whether he could define in a single word what made television different from theatre or cinema. "For good or ill," he said, "Carson.’”
Monday, March 14
”Every Sunday at my house ... we watched The Ed Sullivan Show.... Whether we enjoyed it or not. That was my first lesson in show business. I don't think anybody in the house particularly enjoyed it. We just watched it. Maybe that's the purpose of television. You just turn it on and watch it whether you want to or not.”
Is Dr. Drew’s “Celebrity Rehab” therapy or tabloid voyeurism?
Wednesday, March 9
The perilous routes through which information—video footage, secret documents, radio broadcasts—flow in and out of North Korea through its porous borders with China.
Tuesday, March 8
Is it time to end the mourning period for old media?
Monday, March 7
Thoughts on the current era of online anonymity.
Sunday, March 6
On Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and their new Broadway musical about Mormons, which “may just be their highest artistic achievement yet.”
Wednesday, March 2
Kansas City’s most powerful political journalist is a 36-year-old blogger who resides in a porn lair in his mother’s basement, posting rants on local government and bikini shots 24-hours-a-day.
A profile of Alex Jones, who draws a bigger online audience than Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh combined.