Monroe trending reflects stereotype of blonds still popular with natter class

Every morning, emboldened by my first cup of coffee, I check out the natter class on Twitter because I find it more useful on breaking news now that Drudge has changed up link curating. This morning I saw ‘Marilyn Monroe’ was trending. Why? Continue reading “Monroe trending reflects stereotype of blonds still popular with natter class”

Amazon goes Sears retro—sort of

Amazon is a company I rely on regularly despite the fact I often disagree with the founder’s politics. In last week’s mail I received a print publication. I immediately thought of Sears Roebuck. Continue reading “Amazon goes Sears retro—sort of”

With C-SPAN suspension, yellow journalism has come full circle

Yellow journalism is not new in US media. It is actually part of the American reporting culture. Once perceived as a negative moment in US history, with C-SPAN’s suspension of an influential political editor, yellow journalism has come full circle. It’s been here for quite some time, but the suspension described as lasting “indefinitely” by the network is a strong indication politics and news media have become hands on actors, not just messengers, in our country’s political campaigns and elections. Continue reading “With C-SPAN suspension, yellow journalism has come full circle”

MU: Perfect podcast for Halloween month

Podcasts are plentiful these days and one that is a real attention getter warrants mentioning. Continue reading “MU: Perfect podcast for Halloween month”

Cherishing a cookbook with a backstory from a woman I barely knew

Years ago my mother gave me an old cookbook. “You like to cook a lot more than I do,” she said. I asked where she got it, and her response touched me deeply even though the woman who originally owned it was someone I barely knew. Continue reading “Cherishing a cookbook with a backstory from a woman I barely knew”