Category archives for Media

New Opportunities across the Blogosphere

Dear readers, Some of you may be wondering what’s going on at Dean’s Corner. I begin a new position at my University tomorrow, August 15, serving as the Acting Vice President of Academic Affairs. {You can read the announcement here.}

Where Did This Cheese Come From?

“Daddy, do you know where this cheese came from?”

Pat Buchanan “Breivik May be Right”

Smiley 16-year-old Marianne Sandvik is still missing on the island. Source. As for a climactic conflict between a once-Christian West and an Islamic world that is growing in numbers and advancing inexorably into Europe for the third time in 14 centuries, on this one, Breivik may be right. Patrick Buchanan

Anders Behring Breivik is an admitted mass murderer of the victtims at Oslo, providing some answers. He referred to his own crimes as “atrocious” but “necessary.” More than 92 people are dead because of his actions. Most media coverage has focused on the terrorist, the mass murderer, the anti-Islamist and far right fundamentalist Christian. No…

Profile of Arrested Oslo Terrorist

Hours after the terrible deaths in Oslo, police arrested a 32 year old man, Anders Behring Breivik, suspected for the crimes, described as “Nationalist, Anti-Islamic, Anti-Multiculturalism, liked and plays World of Warcraft.”

Source. A newsworthy study about a genetic signature of centenarians published in Science has not stood up to scrutiny by the blogosphere and peer scientists and has now been formally retracted by the authors.

Fourteen year old internet sensation Rebecca Black just released a follow up video “My Moment” after her debut of “Friday” that went viral with more than 167 million views. Attention at this scale landed her a spot on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and a music video with Katy Perry, “Last Friday Night“.

A 9/11 Nightmare, Running in High Heels

Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” is a visually ugly film with an incoherent plot, wooden characters and inane dialog. It provided me with one of the more unpleasant experiences I’ve had at the movies. Roger Ebert Having witnessed the destruction of the twin towers on 9/11 from across the Hudson river, it was…

FILE – In this July 7, 2011 photo, Casey Anthony sits in the courtroom before a sentencing hearing in Orlando, Fla. Anthony was acquitted on charges of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008, and was found guilty on four charges of lying to law enforcement officers. She is to be released from jail Sunday,…

Cradle of Creativity: Starbucks

Those late nights of coffee-induced creativity sessions. Whether they’re a memory or a recurring event, how we share them has changed dramatically.