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For the Love of Blogging

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

When I first started blogging, I never imagined it would become one of my favorite things to do.

Sexy Job of the Future: the Almighty Fact-Checker

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrea Chalupa

It's sad to think that journalistic standards, and reliability, is slipping away as magazines and newspapers shut down. But this is creating a great Hollywood close-up for the humble fact-checker.

Middle-Aged Film Critic Writes a Book Railing Against Snark; Man on Internet Agrees

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Remington

As Denby says, snark is like a middle-school rumor: vicious, authorless, and anyone who objects gets slagged as having no sense of humor. It's good that he's publicly objecting.

Juvenal Delinquencies

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

The heart of Snark, the part that resonates, is David Denby's thesis, presented in fits and starts, that snark is "mean, it's personal, and it's ruining our conversation."

Why I Blog

Giles Slade | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Giles Slade

I am unadorned and unhidden here in cyberspace. I don't use a moniker or an avatar. I write my mind and, although I joke whenever I can, I listen to all comers and respond to them respectfully.

Dowd's Snark Shoots Up, Down

Nancy Kruh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Kruh

In his book, Snark David Denby describes Maureen Dowd as "essentially sour and without hope," but my evidence, I believe, proves him wrong.

With Apologies To Maureen Dowd

Ellyn Spragins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ellyn Spragins

The first useful trick I learned as an aspiring journalist was cynicism. No, that's not quite right. Off-handed, world-weary cynicism. That was the ticket.

The Snark Ascending

Steven G. Kellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Steven G. Kellman

Snark presupposes a secret society of shared disdain. It preens, reveling in its own cleverness.