August 13, 2012 |
In the wake of “scandals” involving Jonah Lehrer and Fareed Zakaria, plagiarism has earned a moment in the spotlight. I use the word “scandal” in ironic quotes because a real scandal is like bankers in London fixing interest rates in a manner similar to a criminal cartel. Making up a Bob Dylan quote doesn't really touch that. Nevertheless, these missteps can be serious but are often painted with too broad a brush. It's very important to distinguish. Guys like Stephen Glass and Jayson Blair made up stories out of whole cloth - fabulism.
June 10, 2013 |
The spotlight on Seth Meyers has been shining so bright these days that he probably feels like reaching for his sunglasses. This spring, he's been all over the news not only for landing the gig as Jimmy Fallon's 2014 replacement on NBC's "Late Night," but also for speculation as to who will replace him as "Saturday Night Live" head writer and "Weekend Update" anchor. And of course, for marrying "Weekend Update" correspondent character Stefon during the show's season finale. So what's next?
August 21, 2013 |
Ten a night - that's the number of Chicagoans pulled over for driving under the influence, on average. A total of 3,795 people were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Chicago last year, according to Chicago Police data. That annual total has been on the decline since 2008, when nearly 4,300 people were arrested for various DUI offenses, from causing accidental deaths (there were six in 2008; four in 2012) to operating a motorboat or watercraft while intoxicated (three in 2008; zero in 2012)
May 28, 2013 |
The summer TV season gets in full gear this June, with so many new and returning series, specials and movies premiering I am not even sure where to start. AMC has resurrected "The Killing" (June 2) for a third season. The final seasons of "Burn Notice" (June 9), "Futurama" (June 19) and "Dexter" (June 30) begin. "Hot in Cleveland" kicks off its new season June 19 with a live episode, while ABC launches its DOA soapster "Mistresses" on June 3. Speaking of soap, Lifetime's "Devious Maids" starts finding the dirt on the rich June 23. But there's so much more.