Blogs vs Newspapers: Both have already lost.

Like many writers, I?m occasionally concerned with the reach of my work. Since this column also lives online at the newspaper?s website (and is often sliced and diced by my own hand into other...

Narrative Science Robots Want My Job

When I first learned about Chicago-based Narrative Science, the smallest, weakest part of my ego caught flame and soon an inferno of doubt engulfed my every thought. The firm’s artificial intelligence algorithms combine “business...

All Saints Day: Simon Templar is The Saint

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFaIhXEt6hg?list=PL4u5yW8bOY3PPFRkWe0L5zJZZU4qL0OG2] Because you have nothing better to do on All Saints Day, here's a selection of the opening credits of The Saint, a Brit TV spy thriller starring a pre-Bond Roger Moore as a...
Orson Welles and War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast: When Hearing is Believing

23-year-old Orson Welles put the me in mea culpa when he apologized for his infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast of the Martian invasion tale.