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A hedge fund’s ‘mercenary’ strategy: Buy newspapers, slash jobs, sell the buildings

For Alden and its subsidiary, the Gannett empire’s newspapers are clearly an attractive feature. But by purchasing the Memphis building…

In 2019, I have a college student who annotates readings like this!

I asked students in my online "Dystopia in American Literature" class to demonstrate "whylighting" -- not just highlighting a passage,…

Too Short a Season (TNG Rewatch: Season 1, Episode 15)

Rewatching ST:TNG after a 20-year break. I was underwhelmed. The Enterprise delivers an elderly Admiral Jameson on a mission to…

Time Might Only Exist in Your Head. And Everyone Else’s

Tired brain can't quite process this Wired summary of a scholarly paper, but I enjoyed how the good writing helped…

11001001 (TNG Rewatch: Season 1, Episode 14)

With the Enterprise in drydock for a computer refit, Riker ends up in the holodeck, fascinated by the sultry hologram…

Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch (Season One)

Rewatching Star Trek: The Next Generation after taking a 20-year break. Season One Encounter at Farpoint The Naked Now Code…

Wonderful Retro Control Panel in Seton Hill University Dining Room

I gather the purpose of these consoles -- maybe a dozen, scattered on pillars throughout the school's Lowe Dining Hall…

Trump Presides Over Fast Food Feast Like the Jurassic Park Guy Sadly Eating His Melting Ice Cream

 

Facebook Announces $300 Million Project, Allegedly to Support Local Journalism

Once upon a time, local newspapers could depend upon a steady stream of local classified ads -- people advertising looking…

Angel One (TNG Rewatch, Season 1, Episode 13)

The Enterprise visits a sexist planet run by women, where... well, that’s about it. There’s nothing particularly science-fictional about the…

“We Need to Be More Vigilant With What We Trust From the Internet.” –Fake President

From Buzzfeed: Sitting before the Stars and Stripes, another flag pinned to his lapel, former president Barack Obama appears to…

Pop Culture Showdown with My Retro Daughter

The girl tried to weird me out with a video of the Latvian "blblblblbl ah ah" guy. I retaliated with…

Datalore (TNG Rewatch, Season 1, Episode 12)

In "Datalore," an encounter with Data's more human-like "brother" showcases Brent Spiner's acting talents and the optical FX crew's mad…

Keeping it classy. My 20yo son encounters the fruit-eating scene from the 1996 point-and-click adventure game “The Neverhood”

I went down fighting.

Haven (TNG Rewatch, Season 1, Episode 10)

Rewatching Star Trek: The Next Generation after a 20-year break. This low-stakes, character-driven rom-com pulled off everything it set out…