Wonderfully Deceptive Superfood Marketing

Wonderfully Deceptive Superfood Marketing

The new comedy show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver included a well-deserved riff on the food industry in its first episode. Oliver, who you might know from his work on Comedy Central’s fake news program, The Daily Show, went after two well-deserved targets:...
A Disappointing TV Breakthrough

A Disappointing TV Breakthrough

I’m legally blind. Like most blind people, I don’t take cars for test drives, chop down trees with a chainsaw, or keep my blindness a secret. You wouldn’t know this from watching the new NBC show, Growing Up Fisher, a TV show about a blind lawyer...
Good News and Bad News about News

Good News and Bad News about News

There’s some good news about the news business for a change. The big headwound traditional media venues like newspapers and TV suffered with the advent of Internet ads is starting to heal. The bleeding has either stopped or slowed to a less-painful trickle for...
Crossing a Fine Line

Crossing a Fine Line

Olympic ski champion Bode Miller’s impressive bronze showing in the men’s super-G was overshadowed by the interview with him afterward. The race was an historic one for the 36-year-old skier, who became the oldest Alpine medalist in the history of the...
The Clear and Present Danger of Pentagon Contractors

The Clear and Present Danger of Pentagon Contractors

Hollywood covets action movies, especially the kind where our nation faces mortal danger. Sticking with a longstanding tradition, these flicks often feature alien invaders. Another common strain portrays terrorist networks seeking to destroy or take over our...
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