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Allegory Is My Nemesis

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 06.04.2015 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I'm a pretty experienced reader, and I feel fairly confident that I can absorb, with some regularity, an author's message, slant, intent and, most important, emotion. But when I read something that suggests a hidden meaning, I start to feel the sweat of nervousness accumulating on my neck.

66 Articles That Did Not Blow My Mind

Marc Hartzman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Weird News
Marc Hartzman

Based on the plethora of mind-blowing articles the Internet dishes out on a daily basis, my mind should have been completely obliterated by now.

A New Look at China: By the Numbers

John Wagner Givens | Posted 04.17.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

While I very much enjoy blogging about China, I often feel that by addressing already popular stories, many of which I do not think were terribly subs...

Drinking the Literary Kool-Aid

Jeff Klima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Klima

Language does need rules. Grammar exists for a reason and it's a pretty damn valid one.

Individuals Who Label Obama a Socialist to be Sentenced to Four Months of Mr. Bilweki's World History Class (Satire)

Brock Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Brock Cohen

Conservatives railed against the Obama administration this week in response to a key provision buried within the nation's landmark health care reform law.

Temporarily Missing Sherman Oaks Girl Diverts All International Aid Efforts

Brock Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brock Cohen

Within minutes of Samantha's reported disappearance, the Port-au-Prince airport was flooded with military personnel, aid workers, doctors, and diplomats departing for Sherman Oaks.

Dylan Ratigan? Really MSNBC, Don't We Have Enough Ranters Already?

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

It seems that all three corporate cable/satellite networks, MSNBC, CNN and Fox, believe Americans are better served through agitation than information.