Thursday, June 13, 2024

News and Ideas Worth Sharing




A good editor knows what to excise, and what to enhance. With that in mind, I grabbed my chainsaw, and removed a magnolia.

Alan Chartock: The doctor and the governor

The future of this country may now be in Cuomo's hands depending on how things break. I can respect him and still disagree with some of what he does.

LEONARD QUART: Some takes from isolation

There is a limit to how much of the dire news out there one can consume. So I read thrillers and screen forgettable films.

Alan Chartock: I Publius: Uncertain future of newspapers

If they are to stay alive, newspapers will have to meet the needs of the people who read them.

Alan Chartock: I Publius

It is always amazing that something as unplanned as seeing a solitary goose and getting a kind letter can mean so much.

Darlene G. White, 66, of Pittsfield, gifted writer and storyteller

She has performed at SpeakEasy in both the Berkshires and Brooklyn, N.Y, locales and at The Moth Grandslam at the Roxy Theatre in New York.

Alan Chartock: I Publius — Tell them now

There are a number of things to think about here. One is that there are people who played a profound part in your life and you really need to get back in touch and tell them that.

Alan Chartock: Let the listeners decide

On the other hand, Cuomo’s press conferences are so brilliant that there is nothing Trump can do unless you see his striking out at Cuomo as effective.

Alan Chartock: Me and Andrew

I suspect that the reason why Andrew gives public radio the honor of his presence (I mean that) is because his father did so for many, many years.

Alan Chartock: An honorable politician — and academic

Chris Gibson did not burn any bridges as he moved from the world of politics into academia. But unlike so many denizens of the congressional deep, his honor is intact.

Alan Chartock: The ideal Democratic presidential candidate

Unlike Trump, Deval Patrick would appeal to the best in all of us rather than the worst.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.