Reviews and Blog Posts: journalism

Them : adventures with extremists

by Jon Ronson

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I recently reviewed Jon Ronson's latest work, So You've Been Publicly Shamed. I found that work lacking the depth I'd expect of a journalist, so I went back to revisit Ronson's first book: Them: Adventures with Extremists. In this work, Ronson spends time with people who think that a shadowy group of powerful...

100 Years of Bierceitude

Ambrose Bierce, posing with an erstwhile critic

It was one hundred years ago today... or maybe yesterday. Or it could have been one hundred years ago two months from now. The point is that roughly a century ago, after leaving Washington D.C. at age 71 to join Pancho Villa's army and making it as far as at least Chihuahua, American author Ambrose Bierce disappeared.

Always running : la vida loca, gang days in L.A.

by Luis J. Rodriguez

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Luis Rodriguez is a witness and survivor of the heartbreaking cycle of poverty and violence that is the reality of East Los Angeles.  The language he uses to express himself and his relationship with that reality carries you through his journey from gangster to activist, from punk to poet, like...

Eighty days : Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's history-making race around the world

by Matthew Goodman

In November of 1889, two women left New York in opposite directions, each hoping to beat Phileas Fogg's fictional record for the fastest trip around the world. Nellie Bly was a moderately famous undercover "girl reporter", one of the first women to break into the actual news aspects of newspaper...

The peep diaries : how we're learning to love watching ourselves and our neighbors

by Hal Niedzviecki

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No, not the fluffy sugary peeps you buy once a year but rather the possibly nosey, pervey peep that likes to watch people.  If you like reality TV, peeking into windows while on an evening walk, or even stalking on facebook, you MIGHT be a peep.

Heeere's Dusty!

Heeere's Dusty

The Fresh City Life My Branch Colorado Authors Series presents Dusty Saunders on Sunday, June 10 at 2 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch. Meet the legend!

Mr. Saunders worked at the Rocky Mountain News for 54 years as a copy boy, police reporter, city hall reporter, and feature editor and covered the broadcasting beat as critic and columnist for more than 40 years. In 1993, Saunders was named Colorado Journalist of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists. A former president of the Denver Press Club, he's a member of club's Hall of Fame. He currently writes a Monday TV-radio sports column in The Denver Post.

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