Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fires Editorial Cartoonist Critical of Trump: Here’s Why That Should Scare the Shit Out of You

Two weeks ago, Rob Rogers, an award-winning and beloved editorial cartoonist who’d been working for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for 25 years, revealed that a number of his recent cartoons had been “killed”—which is what happens when an editor decides not to publish a journalist’s work. This is not a particularly…

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Are Going to Every Damn Mid-Atlantic and Rust Belt City Except Pittsburgh, and My Feelings Aren’t Hurt at All!

The (almost) billionaire parents of Blue Ivy will be on tour again this summer. Which I guess is good news for the people who live in the cities that this tour will stop in. Good for you for living in those cities, people who live in those cities! I am happy for you, and the exclamation point at the end of this…

Confession: I Write for a Living, but I Don’t Actually Know How to Pronounce Any Words

It was 2013. I was on a panel (I don’t remember where) talking about something (I don’t remember what). To articulate the point I intended to make, I wanted to use the word “zeitgeist.” It’s a word I’d used multiple times in print, as it’s a really neat and subtly pretentious way of saying “spirit” or even “culture.”…

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