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Les faits divers—Felix Feneon

Felix Feneon (1861-1944) was an intriguing figure in turn of the century France. He was an anarchist (arrested once for possibly detonating bombs), a journalist, an art critic (who actually discovered Seurat, coining the word Neoimpressionism and championing his art). … Continue reading

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“We get the media we deserve.”

I just finished Brook Gladstone’s The Influencing Machine. Her name may sound familiar. She is the co-host of NPR’s On the Media.  Her book is a musing on the role and history of the media in our society  and is … Continue reading

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Mike Royko’s Birthday

Mike Royko’s (1932-1997) birthday is today. For those of you outside of the Chicago area, Royko was a gritty, blue collar, sarcastic, humorous newspaper columnist who wrote for the Chicago Daily News, Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Tribune, always poking … Continue reading

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