You could run out of words describing how awful this tweet is, so we’ll make a Scattergories round out of it. How many words can you find that describe The Onion's comment? All of them have to begin with the letter V. You have thirty seconds. Go!
Today's interviewee co-founded the black political blog Jack and Jill Politics, serves as Director of Digital for The Onion and lives on Twitter. His first book, How To Be Black, was published earlier this year by Harper Collins. He says that seeing peoples' reactions to his book has been "beautiful and humbling and almost frightening."
Considering the hubbub over The Onion’s impending move to Chicago, you would have thought that it was the New York Times announcing it wouldn’t be publishing in New York anymore. Eight Forty-Eight talks with Charna Halpern of iO, Kelly Leonard of Second City and Nina Metz from the Chicago Tribune about whether Chicago can make it in comedy.
A correction has been made to this story.The Onion recently announced they want to move the editorial staff from New York to their corporate headquarters in Chicago. Perhaps the goal was to create one, big, happy satirical family--OK, maybe not the happy part!