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cliff-burns's picture
Sep.24.2013
Listen: I've been a professioanl writer for close to thirty years. In that time, I've seen lots of writers come and go. The one-hit wonders, the flashes in the pan. They sell a ton of books, garner hoopla and media attention, even scoop up a few awards...and are never heard from again. Why is that...
phil-naessens's picture
Sep.11.2013
On today's Phil Naessens Show Segment 1: SLC Dunk Lead Writer Mychal Lowman joins host Phil Naessens to discuss Utah Jazz head coach Ty Corbin and shares his thoughts about how former assistant coach Jeff Hornacek will be missed now that he is an assistant for the Phoenix Suns. Segment 2: The...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.26.2009
    Books Are Bad for You by Michael Wolff  A few years ago, writing about the book business and how dumbed down and craven books had become—and pathetic, designed only to sell and then not selling—I wrote the line “books suck,” subjecting me to much middlebrow opprobrium. I’d like to revise that...
jan-adero's picture
Nov.11.2009
At least that’s what some are saying. According to the Mayan calendar, Revelation, some star configurations and that long haired leftover-from-the-sixties ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ looking guy trudging along with a massive cross on his back – he’s been trying to tell yall for years that Armageddon...
john-parker-oughton's picture
Nov.01.2009
The current media hyperbole around the H1N1 flu virus has a lot of people worried.  I don't intend to belittle the suffering of those who have died from it, or lost friends and family.  But so far this "pandemic" is a long way from being as serious as the Spanish flu 90 years ago  which...
earl-merkel's picture
Aug.11.2009
I have a dark, shameful secret. At one point, for more than fifteen years, I worked as a... a... professional journalist. Not that I expect to receive an invitation from Jerry Springer's people anytime soon. Compared with their impressive collection of the dysfunctional, the disturbed and the...
phil-bronstein's picture
Dec.02.2008
I once sat through one of composer Philip Glass' single note, hours-long concerts. I tried to grasp the conceptual value of it while I also tried not to eat my own hand out of boredom. Gavin Newsom is the Philip Glass of politicians. And that's the good news. At least he's experimenting.  ...
phil-bronstein's picture
Nov.25.2008
Baramania continues unabated, even though the election is over and cloudy crises fill the sky. "He's still selling papers," a colleague told me the other day. When was the last time you could say that about a politician? Another baby boomer here suddenly realized this was the first Nov....