Jefferson Monthly en Getting Judgmental In The Newsroom <p>I always get a chuckle when I hear people say they don’t follow the news because it’s ”filtered.” What they want, they declare, is “unfiltered” news.</p><p>Good luck with that.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:13:57 +0000 Liam Moriarty 15038 at Getting Judgmental In The Newsroom Charlie! <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ralph J. Gleason was the </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">San Francisco Chronicle’s</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Jazz and Rock critic in the </span>1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and I learned a lot from his columns. At the end of his thrice-weekly observations and reviews, he’d run a list&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:26:06 +0000 Derral Campbell 15033 at Charlie! “Women of a Certain Age” Are Still 4th Graders At Heart <p class="ColumnHeadline"><span style="font-family: ITC-Clearface; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 12pt; text-align: justify;">A difficult thing about becoming a woman “of a certain age” is that, while your driver’s license attests to the fact you are said woman “of a certain age” often your sense of self is still in 4th grade.</span></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:15:17 +0000 Madeleine DeAndreis-Ayres 15032 at “Women of a Certain Age” Are Still 4th Graders At Heart A Horde Of Digital Hoarders <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his essay “The Morality of Things,” the late writer Bruce </span>Chatwin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> asserted, “All civilizations are by their very nature ‘thing-oriented’ and the main problem of their stability has been to devise new equations between the urge to amass things and the urge to be rid of them.”</span></p><p>Chatwin was obsessed with things. Before emerging as a prominent and much-celebrated travel writer with a keen sensibility for place, Chatwin worked as an art dealer at Sotheby’s where he became an expert in Impressionist art.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:04:27 +0000 Scott Dewing 15031 at A Horde Of Digital Hoarders When Families Collide: OSF Presents Quiara Alegria Hude's Water By The Spoonful <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I confess: Thornton Wilder’s </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Our Town</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was never </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">my</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> town. The notion of family rooted in the same rural village for generations is light years from my reality as the grandchild of immigrants and a migrant military brat. Similarly, despite Wilder’s innovations in dramatic technique, the human condition as portrayed through </span>Grovers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Corners seems abnormally normal. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:58:05 +0000 Molly Tinsley 15026 at When Families Collide: OSF Presents Quiara Alegria Hude's Water By The Spoonful Reno? No, Really! <p>When my brother was getting a Master’s degree at U.C. Berkeley in the early 1990s he’d take road trips to Reno, Nevada every once in a while. After all, it was cheaper than Las Vegas, and a quicker drive. Zach would find himself a motel for 20 bucks a night and hit the casinos, playing low stakes Blackjack as an antidote to the pressure cooker of his graduate studies.</p><p>That’s long been my image of Reno: a mostly seedy, rather rundown adult playground where prostitution is legal, everybody smokes, and steak is the meat on every menu.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:49:14 +0000 Jennifer Margulis 15025 at Reno? No, Really! The NPR Newsroom 2.0 <table align="left" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><p></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p></p><p></p><p>NPR recently announced a restructuring of its newsroom designed to more efficiently utilize resources while expanding editorial hubs that combine the digital and audio work of its reporters, editors, producers and bloggers around specific areas of focus.</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:24:09 +0000 Paul Westhelle 15020 at The NPR Newsroom 2.0 Revealing The “Tense” In The Middle Of “Utensils” <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I think we can all agree that salad forks have not fulfilled their promise. It was a noble experiment, if by that you mean something tried by nobility or those feigning nobility. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 22:42:42 +0000 Don Kahle 13273 at Revealing The “Tense” In The Middle Of “Utensils” Tinder Is The Night <p style="margin-left:.25in;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:.25in;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Someday I’m going to find</span></p><p style="margin-left:.25in;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">somebody and love him and</span></p><p style="margin-left:.25in;">love him and never let him go.”</p><p style="margin-left:45.0pt;">‑from <em>Tender Is The Night</em><br />by F. Scott Fitzgerald</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 22:30:39 +0000 Scott Dewing 13272 at Tinder Is The Night Stepping Through Time: Hiking In The Applegate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The hiking season is here!</span></p><p>I guess any season is hiking season in the Applegate area of Southern Oregon, but when the snow melts on the higher elevation trails and you can put on your hiking boots and take off for the mountains, excitement rises.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 22:18:27 +0000 Diana Coogle 13268 at Stepping Through Time: Hiking In The Applegate