"America has in fact transformed journalism from what it once was, the periodical expression of the thought of the time, the opportune record of the questions and answers of contemporary life, into an agency for collecting, condensing and assimilating the trivialities of the entire human existence, […] the frantic haste with which we bolt everything we take, seconded by the eager wish of the journalist not to be a day behind his competitor, abolishes deliberation from judgment and sound digestion from our mental constitutions. We have no time to go below surfaces, and as a general thing no disposition." Journalist W.J. Stillman, writing in The Atlantic Monthly about the negative influence of the telegraph, 1891.
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Poor Senator Tom Cotton. The Q-curious authoritarian from Arkansas usually can't stop bloviating on behalf of his beloved leader Donald Trump, but today when George Stephanopoulos asked Cotton for his opinon on Kandy Korn Kaligula's fulsome praise for the murderous madman Vladimir Putin, the craven senator was at a loss for words. Stephanopoulos asked Cotton… READ THE REST
As the weather warms up, things tend to get more pungent, shall we say. One wrong move and the fridge gets left wide open, and you're stuck with a house that smells like trash and broken dreams. Even if something so drastic doesn't happen, smells pile up quickly, and it's challenging to part ways with them.… READ THE REST
Nearly everyone has scrolled through Instagram only to find an ad for the hotel they were just talking about 10 minutes earlier. Whether it was just a coincidence or you were "being listened to" is always up for debate. Still, it's hard not to feel uneasy knowing someone or something is potentially using your info to manipulate… READ THE REST
Even with today's massive array of innovative gizmos and gadgets at your disposal, getting your hands on professional-grade tech for your home can be a little tricky, not to mention quite expensive. And if you've ever searched for quality audio tools for your home studio, you likely have experienced this frustration. Whether you write and record your own… READ THE REST