Steve Almond

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Name: Steve Almond
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

On the Popularity of John Oliver's Last Week Tonight and the Limits of Satire

This morning Paul posted another John Oliver clip, as have many blogs on many mornings of late. Last Week Tonight has enjoyed an unmistakable traction since it premiered in late April of this year, and there are good reasons for that. Paul mentions a ... [Published Stranger - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Heavy Meddle: My Friend Won't Leave Her Miserable Job!

Police who stop or search people based on race rather than evidence of criminal activity are not keeping us safe. Arming police as if they were waging a war against their fellow Americans does not keep us free.Help! My friend’s work woes are spreading ... [Published WBUR - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 2 reports

How John Oliver Torpedoed the Reassuring Tropes of Fake News

The “Last Week Tonight” host isn’t interested in offering a balm for tough times. He wants you to pay attention.Steve AlmondIt’s been something of a shock — and a joyous one — to see how quickly John Oliver’s HBO program, “Last Week Tonight,” has gone ... [Published RINF.com - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

In Praise of Bad Writing

August 18 th is Bad Poetry Day, a celebration of terrible verse. Take a break from your blog to check out the poetry of William McGonagall , who is widely considered to be the worst poet who ever lived. But when you get back to your own work, consider ... [Published Business 2 Community - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Bob Kerr: Taking the cure and leaving behind something that hurts

It’s something you might not have given hours of thought to, but if you had to pick your favorite day of the week and time of year, what would it be? What day in what season seems to offer up life with a little extra zest, a little more promise of new ... [Published Providence Journal - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Some thoughts on provocation and the Stephen A. Smith controversy

Here we go again.Another loud-mouthed commentator was recently perpetuating the storyline that somehow, victims of domestic violence provoke their abusers.This time, it was Steven A. Smith on ESPN’s First Take.In a two minute diatribe, Smith at first ... [Published Georgetown News-Graphic - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Lexington Community Education’s fall catalog now available online

Lexington Community Education’s fall catalog is now available online and will soon be delivered to all Lexington residents. New classes, perennial favorites and LCE’s speaker series continue presenting many new, exciting and engaging topics. Featured ... [Published Wicked Local Lexington - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Heavy Meddle: Should I Try To Convince My Sister To Have Potentially Life Saving Surgery?

What happens when two sisters are tested for a life-threatening genetic mutation, and only one has it?Why community, state and regional leaders have an enormous stake in resolving the Market Basket fiasco.Year after year, decade after decade, this was ... [Published WBUR - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Perspective It’s crunch time

This article runs in the Aug. 10 issue of the Globe Magazine.Last summer, just a few days after the birth of my third child, I received a call from my brother informing me that my mother had been rushed to the emergency room, having fallen into some kind ... [Published Boston Globe - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Heavy Meddle: Should I Help My Hubby Go On Man Dates?

Tens of thousands of young people are fleeing Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala thanks to America’s war on drugs.Husbands and fathers need nights out, too. But it is up to their wives to plan the fun for them?When residents of a historic neighborhood ... [Published WBUR - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Help! I’m A Magnet For Pushy Salespeople!

Will this hit to the college’s reputation be a red flag to future employers who do not want to hire religious ideologues?No nation anywhere can be expected to tolerate assaults on its citizens, and Israel has every right to defend itself vigorously and ... [Published WBUR - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Video Sunday: The Butterknife Thief

Okay . . . soooooooo this. Look at this, oh ye children’s librarians. Breathe this. LIVE this! Become this.So naturally I had to find out who she is. Go to YouTube and she has numerous videos under the moniker OoeyGooeyLady. Almost all her videos date ... [Published School Library Journal - Jul 27 2014]

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Deloitte “Middle East Point Of View”: Social Pr... [Published Dubai City Info - 21 hours ago]
On the Popularity of John Oliver's Last Week To... [Published Stranger - Aug 19 2014]
Heavy Meddle: My Friend Won't Leave Her Miserab... [Published WBUR - Aug 18 2014]
Deloitte "Middle East Point Of View": Social Pr... [Published Middle East Events - Aug 17 2014]
Deloitte "Middle East Point of View": Social pr... [Published Zawya.com - Aug 17 2014]
How John Oliver Torpedoed the Reassuring Tropes... [Published RINF.com - Aug 15 2014]
In Praise of Bad Writing [Published Business 2 Community - Aug 15 2014]
John Oliver won’t be your therapist: How he tor... [Published 3quarksdaily - Aug 15 2014]
Bob Kerr: Taking the cure and leaving behind so... [Published Providence Journal - Aug 15 2014]
Some thoughts on provocation and the Stephen A.... [Published Georgetown News-Graphic - Aug 14 2014]
Lexington Community Education’s fall catalog no... [Published Wicked Local Lexington - Aug 11 2014]
Your Sex Wishes Granted [Published Mens Health South Africa - Aug 11 2014]
Heavy Meddle: Should I Try To Convince My Siste... [Published WBUR - Aug 11 2014]
Perspective It’s crunch time [Published Boston Globe - Aug 08 2014]
Heavy Meddle: Should I Help My Hubby Go On Man ... [Published WBUR - Aug 04 2014]
Help! I’m A Magnet For Pushy Salespeople! [Published WBUR - Jul 28 2014]
Video Sunday: The Butterknife Thief [Published School Library Journal - Jul 27 2014]
National best-selling author Julianna Baggott n... [Published Holy Cross - Jul 23 2014]
The Muse & the Market Place [Published PublishersWeekly.com - May 16 2014]
BEA 2014: Adult Galleys to Grab [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Apr 26 2014]
Abbreviated pundit round-up: Reid staves off mo... [Published Daily Kos - Jan 27 2014]
"Just so we’re clear on this: I still love foot... [Published Althouse - Jan 26 2014]
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John Oliver won’t be your therapist: How he tor... [Published 3quarksdaily - Aug 15 2014]
Steve Almond in Salon: It’s been something of a shock — and a joyous one — to see how quickly John Oliver’s HBO program, “Last Week Tonight,” has gone from an awkward up-and-comer to an outright hit. Not only is the program wildly  popular  with ...
Abbreviated pundit round-up: Reid staves off mo... [Published Daily Kos - Jan 27 2014]
Paul Krugman at The New York Times writes— Paranoia of the Plutocrats : Extreme inequality, it turns out, creates a class of people who are alarmingly detached from reality—and simultaneously gives these people great power. The example many are buzzing ...
"Just so we’re clear on this: I still love foot... [Published Althouse - Jan 26 2014]
"I love the tension between the ornate structure of the game and its improvisatory chaos, and I love the way great players find opportunity, even a mystical kind of order, in the midst of that chaos. The problem is that I can no longer indulge these pleasures ...
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