"When I was 18 and read Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler, the desire to write a private eye novel was firmly planted in my soul," says Thomas Kaufman. At the age of 52, Kaufman's ambition was realized.
To celebrate the launch of Windows 7 tomorrow, Microsoft is launching a new online competition: 7 Ways to Change the World. We'll choose the best and give you, and a nonprofit, the resources to implement change.
Once upon a time there were well-worn paths to the top of the press pile. America's Next Great Pundit Contest, however, is based on the premise that well-informed voices could come from just about anywhere.
Newspapers seem to be clinging to blandness as a viable business model in an exciting new world of opinions available to their potential customers -- to their detriment. And then they wonder why they're failing.