A great newsroom is a combination of two powerful forces: The most unkempt, wild-eyed people who've ever flaked on you, and the evenest-keeled, level-headed souls you've ever depended on. The first category tend to be writers. The second category tend to be editors. The checks and balances they provide one another… » 8/18/14 2:38pm 8/18/14 2:38pm

Around the time I graduated, the big plan was to turn an increasingly-abandoned shopping mall next to campus into an entertainment center where the university would encourage student groups to do things like laser tag as an alternative to binge drinking. » 8/05/13 6:35pm 8/05/13 6:35pm

I really liked this essay, and didn't expect to. I had no idea that golfers were leaving our landscape covered with the droppings of so many $6-7 golf balls, each one emblazoned with a different financial firms' logo. McPhee getting chased away from a golf course's fence by a groundskeeper had a Caddyshack-ish quality… » 7/02/13 2:50pm 7/02/13 2:50pm