Civilizations cause pandemics, collapse from them, and, sometimes, are remade by them.
Steve SalernoWhat a brilliant piece from @sullydish-—in both concept and execution. Brimming with what I tell my writing students may be the most important ingredient of all: the "what does this tell us about life?" element. The final section gave me chills. #COVID19
Steve SalernoFrom the time I started jamming and comparing notes (pun intended) with other jazz guys, one of the most exciting aspects of the realm was the vision and literacy of so many of the cats. You’ll see that in this Q&A with saxophonist Miguel Zenon. @tedgioia
On the steps leading up to Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is Thomas Jefferson, who for 106 years stood immortalized in misinformed glory.
Steve SalernoAbsurd to retroactively punish everyone who owned slaves in an era when, well, almost everyone owned slaves.
Jefferson bespoke the "flaws of his time" but was a transcendent figure in history. Unless your real point is that America should not exist. #BLM
Steve SalernoIf you've been following along you know I have increasingly less use for Trump (not that I was ever a fan). But this from @ByronYork is dead-on, & encapsulates my gripe with today's activist, non-journalistic journalism. What the #MSM did with that speech.
Just because something doesn’t use an offensive mascot doesn’t mean it can’t reinforce a broken system
Steve SalernoSomeone please awaken me when we emerge from "give me an effing break" territory. Sigh.
I've voted Dem in every national election except Reagan, but I do not think I can go Blue in November. This garbage will become part and parcel of daily life. #BLM
The below letter will be appearing in the Letters section of the magazine’s October issue. We welcome responses at [email protected] Our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial. Powerful protests for racial and social justice are...
Steve SalernoSurprised and happy to see this from @Harpers. Tellingly, it's still written from the perspective that conservative = bad. But it's a start.
The Woke are after Pinker again, and if he’s called a racist and misogynist, as he is in this latest attempt to demonize him, then nobody is safe. After all, Pinker is a liberal Democrat who&…
Steve SalernoIf a clinic in Woke Mendacity is what you seek on this Monday, the following is required reading. It's @Evolutionistrue's point by point deconstruction of the current @LingSocAm movement to defrock @sapinker, of all people. Nuts #CancelCulture #BLMprotest
A white man holding a black baby while council discussed the topic of integration is being alleged as an act of racism.
Steve SalernoThis "makes people cry."
“It hurts people when they see a white man bouncing a brown baby on their lap, and they don’t know the context, that is harmful! It makes people cry, it makes people log out of our meetings...they don’t come to our meetings" #BLM
"You shot and killed a baby," Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said.
Steve SalernoSo #MSM, will we have a couple months' worth of coverage of this? Any town halls, @CNN? Gonna build a few shows around this, @GayleKing? Or will you revert to your default oratory about nooses?
After a person dies, their body starts to decompose – but the process is not as simple as it may seem. “Rest in peace” is a wish that many of us have made when a loved one has passed away. However, an Australian researcher has found that after...
Steve SalernoA 2nd example of horrific writing on what should be a fascinating topic. You can clearly see how this is written for no other purpose than to support a clickbaity page progression. Zero thought given to structure, continuity or relative weight of info.
Taking babies and toddlers to a restaurant can be extremely challenging. However, special occasions are a perfect time for families to have fun and spend some time together out in public. This was exactly the type of night that the Smith family...
Steve SalernoEach new day brings a new low in the writing designed to support clickbait sites. Yeah, I know that’s a “different kind of writing,” but my students read it and, since it got published, think it’s “real writing.” It’s just a random collection of graphs.