5:23 PM Jun 12, 2013

Two of my favorite writers have died within two weeks of each other: Jack Vance, 96, an American, and Iain M. Banks, a Scotsman.

10:12 AM Jun 10, 2013

There's lots of news coverage of the NSA spying imbroglio, and I won't try to duplicate the work of others by trying to keep up with it here.

5:20 PM Jun 7, 2013

President Obama, defending his domestic spying program today, said that Congress knows all about it. 

2:00 PM May 23, 2013

 

Turner Classic Movies, one of the best channels on cable TV, shows uncut, commercial-free old movies 24 hours a day. TCM's existence raises the important question: What to watch?

1:37 PM May 16, 2013

OK, I didn't know who Kevin Williamson was until today, either. But see if you agree that he's America's new hero.

11:31 AM May 14, 2013

Here's a weird dispatch — a very long, very interesting article about a patent filing in which an inventor claims to have made a huge breakthrough in the development of solar

1:54 PM May 10, 2013

Casey Blake was one of my favorite Indians for years, a regular-guy type who seemed to appreciate being in professional ball.

10:44 AM May 9, 2013

I enjoyed Cedar Point's new GateKeeper ride. As I prepared to get on board, I fleetingly wondered if I could get away with chickening out. That's always a good sign.

But I thought it was important to see what the real coaster fans thought. So I talked to them.

1:37 PM May 2, 2013

I've advocated all sorts of unpopular causes in this blog — I like Internet freedom, I like peace, I like the Cleveland Indians — so I may as well complete my contrarian portfolio by writing a qualified defense of the Koch brother

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