iOS app Android app

The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

Wilco At Wolf Trap: HuffPost DC Top 5 For July 17

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.17.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, JULY 17 1. Wilco At Wolf Trap America's best jam band (they are) and live act (arguably) head to the D.C. region for their annu...

'The Agony And The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs' Coming To Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 03.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A Washington theater is apologizing for calling a one-man show that purported to show horrific working conditions at Chinese factories t...

Truth, Lies and the Allure of Fact-based Journalism

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Robert Teitelman

He borrows the power of the truth business to create drama. He's like the politician that lies about his résumé. But is the lying pol better or worse than the demagogue who speaks from the heart?

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs: Minneapolis Theater Group to Perform Mike Daisey Play, Incorporating This American Life Controversy

Rachel Kramer Bussel | Posted 05.20.2012 | Home
Rachel Kramer Bussel

Prior to the airing of last weekend's Retraction episode of This American Life, the big story around Mike Daisey's monologue was its release as a free download, available for others to perform royalty-free.

Busted: Mike Daisey Caught Red-handed

Chelsea Carmona | Posted 05.18.2012 | Media
Chelsea Carmona

Ira Glass took full responsibility for airing the narrative and repeatedly apologized to his viewers throughout Friday's broadcast. Unfortunately, Mike Daisey's apology wasn't quite as convincing.

What We Can Learn From This American Life's Retraction of Mike Daisey's Story

Danny Groner | Posted 05.18.2012 | Media
Danny Groner

After a January 6 episode of This American Life went viral, reporter Rob Schmitz began to wonder how much of the story was true.

Steve Jobs and American Jobs

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.11.2012 | Business
Robert Kuttner

Throughout the first decade of the new century, before the recession hit, wages lagged behind living costs for the vast majority of Americans -- because the top one percent were capturing such a large share of the economy's total productivity gains. Some of this trend was the result of globalization undercutting the bargaining power of U.S. workers; some of it resulted from weakened trade unions and minimum wage laws lagging behind inflation. So when we finally climb out of this jobs recession, perhaps we can belatedly confront these deeper trends. How to do that? Unions, wage regulation, progressive taxation, and government using existing powers that it seldom exercises. But what about manufacturing? This brings me to the other Jobs of my title, the late Steve Jobs.

11 Cultural Highs From San Francisco's 2011 Arts Calendar

George Heymont | Posted 02.25.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

The San Francisco Bay area has such a vibrant arts community that prioritizing events can become a mind-numbing exercise. Here is a slideshow of the 11 most thrilling events I attended in 2011.

First Nighter: Mike Daisey Takes a Big and Sour Bite Out of Steve Jobs's Apple

David Finkle | Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

During the nearly two-hour intermissionless talk, technology-worshiping Daisey does acknowledge that Jobs was "the only hero I ever had." But that was prior to a trip he made not that long ago to Shenzhen, China and the Foxconn manufacturing plant.