After the recent shootings in Aurora, Colorado, few felt bad for alleged shooter James Holmes, who has since been charged with 24 counts of murder. WBEZ's own Al Gini wrote that he wasn't sure that our society could ever really forgive people like Holmes, or former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky. "Given the immensity of their actions, I think forgiveness is asking too much," he wrote.
You might love the Olympics, and you might think you're not alone, but there's at least one man out there who vehemently disagrees with you. Comedian Dan Telfer, whose new album Tendrils of Ruin is out this week, shared his thoughts on the greatest display of human physical perfection ever at The Paper Machete.
Everyone's favorite probable republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is still mulling over his his choice for vice president, despite the fact that John Nance Gardner, FDR’s Vice President, famously mentioned that the post isn’t worth "a warm Bucket of Spit." That hasn't stopped interested parties in offering up their services and stepping up to the plate. Theater critic Stephanie Shaw is one of them.
"Inside Tom Cruise's Private Pain" proclaimed People Magazine on Wednesday, as they attempted to paint a picture of exactly how much the movie star has been suffering since his separation from wife Katie Holmes — and how.
One of the most influential voices of all time, Billie Holiday, was born Eleanora Fagan and she died on July 17, 1959 in a hotel room from alcohol and drug-related complications after a lifelong struggle with addiction," said Chicago poet Emily Rose at The Paper Machete. She shares this letter she wrote as Holiday to a young artist. Some of the quotes in here are direct quotes from her.