Picture it: Charlotte, North Carolina. The median years in the first decade of the new millennium. Young and eager, I sit in a conference room with mismatched office chairs in various degrees of hard plastic. It’s the yearly newspaper brainstorming session, and ideas for cover stories and articles are ricocheting about the table. “What about … ” a voice says from the sidelines, “a story on gold-diggers? There are SO many of them trying to steal our boys. I see them. I know them.” Read More What Kind of F***ery is This?
Forgive me for being a day late and a dollar short on my own idea, but here is the promised post on the pilot of one of the greatest television dramas of all time, Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing. The West Wing made politicians of both parties look like heroes and patriots in a time when we believed our politicians could be neither. Read More Ladyghosts: The West Wing: Pilot