Thursday, April 22, 2021

BLAKE BAILEY WHO WROTE the new big biography of Philip Roth and who is now said to have had a bad sexual past, reviewed the ‘Cleveland Edition’, a weekly paper I started, in 1985 for ‘Northern Ohio Live’ magazine. Someone there may have known him somehow—he was not from Cleveland—or seen that he’d written about alternative weeklies somewhere. I don’t have it, but it was positive, as I recall.

I do not know if all cops are poets, but I know that all cops carry guns with triggers.’
                                   ― Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

Monday, April 19, 2021


I’ve worked for two billionaires. Here’s my advice for rich people who want to buy a newspaper.’ A Washington Post piece by Margaret Sullivan.                                                       

Sunday, April 18, 2021

This guy Shamichael Hallman runs the major library in Memphis. He believes in his library’s potential to inspire and connect. He’s giving a TED presentation here. He’s cool. Cooler than you think of libraries maybe. Give this video a look: