By Bill Kirtz
What “good old days”?
None that David Carr wants to remember. He says new technology’s ability for instant research, compelling graphics and dramatic video give writers more tools than ever to attract readers. 510 more words
Today’s New York Times features a tremendous story about thirty-two intellectually disabled men who lived in a quaint bunkhouse in Atalissa, Iowa. “Every morning before dawn” for thirty years, the men “were sent to eviscerate turkeys at a processing plant, in return for food, lodging, the occasional diversion and $65 a month.” They were rescued just five years ago, and their case yielded “the largest jury verdict in the history of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: $240 million in damages—an award later drastically reduced, yet still regarded as a watershed moment for disability rights in the workplace.” 84 more words
Going into this issue, I realized I not only did not care about the resolution, I didn’t even remember all the terms for the Atlantis artifacts. 150 more words
This third issue is the pits. Well, maybe not. Fate of Atlantis has been steadily sinking (sorry, had to do it) since the first page of the first issue. 161 more words