journalism Archive

  • I once worked with a woman who gave elaborate thespian phone performances. Not the nasty $2.99 per minute kind, but plenty that had the undertow of a more genuine nastiness. […]

    The art of not knowing everything

    I once worked with a woman who gave elaborate thespian phone performances. Not the nasty $2.99 per minute kind, but plenty that had the undertow of a more genuine nastiness. […]

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  • I had the remarkable opportunity to interview artist James Turrell a couple of weeks ago and preview his light installation at Franklin Park Conservatory. I hope that the story I […]

    Give me light

    I had the remarkable opportunity to interview artist James Turrell a couple of weeks ago and preview his light installation at Franklin Park Conservatory. I hope that the story I […]

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  • So, she recommended that whether we’re headed for BlogHer or not, women bloggers consider introducing themselves to the wider community by posting about the perverse-sounding act of Googling ourselves. This […]

    Great Google-y moogly: An alternative “about me”

    So, she recommended that whether we’re headed for BlogHer or not, women bloggers consider introducing themselves to the wider community by posting about the perverse-sounding act of Googling ourselves. This […]

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  • Almost precisely eight years ago, I lugged a large canvas bag stocked with a notebook, a tape recorder and microphone up a couple of downtown escalators. My destination was a […]

    Robert Rauschenberg, R.I.P.

    Almost precisely eight years ago, I lugged a large canvas bag stocked with a notebook, a tape recorder and microphone up a couple of downtown escalators. My destination was a […]

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  • I just received a happy piece of news in my email. For the second year running, KnowledgeWorks Foundation’s annual publications about urban high school reform have won silver Wilmer Shields […]

    We look good in silver

    I just received a happy piece of news in my email. For the second year running, KnowledgeWorks Foundation’s annual publications about urban high school reform have won silver Wilmer Shields […]

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  • I used to think that the Midwest generated an inordinate amount of hysterically bad local television journalism. I was never sure whether the lack of substance (or a lack of […]

    The joys of local TV journalism

    I used to think that the Midwest generated an inordinate amount of hysterically bad local television journalism. I was never sure whether the lack of substance (or a lack of […]

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  • I don’t have a copy of it in my own hands yet, but I contributed to a feature about public art in Ohio for the most recent issue of Public […]

    Public Art in Ohio

    I don’t have a copy of it in my own hands yet, but I contributed to a feature about public art in Ohio for the most recent issue of Public […]

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  • Here is a story that I wrote for Columbus Alive this week. Declan helped. Not because he is a particularly good editor or writer at two and a half, but […]

    Child helps journalist

    Here is a story that I wrote for Columbus Alive this week. Declan helped. Not because he is a particularly good editor or writer at two and a half, but […]

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  • I’ve spent the last couple of days with my passionate and inspiring colleagues from the KnowledgeWorks storytelling project. At long last, our publications about early college and small school reform […]

    More on urban school reform

    I’ve spent the last couple of days with my passionate and inspiring colleagues from the KnowledgeWorks storytelling project. At long last, our publications about early college and small school reform […]

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  • I love this! As a regular contributor to newsprint for over a dozen years, I’ve had a handful of embarrassing gaffes that still haunt me in the wee, paranoid hours […]

    Regret the error…

    I love this! As a regular contributor to newsprint for over a dozen years, I’ve had a handful of embarrassing gaffes that still haunt me in the wee, paranoid hours […]

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