Category Archives: Newspapers Dying

Hold the Presses

The move to Southern California, back in 1981, was odd – especially for a bookish English teacher. This was not a place for words, even if Ray Bradbury had been living down in Long Beach since he was a young … Continue reading

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Come Sunday

It’s okay being an old man. You remember things without the boring parts, like Sundays long ago, and the routine. Pittsburgh, 1959, and one of those gray winter Sunday mornings (they were all gray) – and driving home from church … Continue reading

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Social Currency

The late A. J. Liebling – who joined the New Yorker in 1935 and stayed there through its glory days until he died in 1963 – was more than a bit of a wit, along with being a press critic, … Continue reading

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