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November 28, 2011 | by James Arger | 0 comment

From Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland

Broken News

When CNN was launched in June 1980, no one anticipated the tremendous impact the 24-hour news cycle would have on our media consuming habits. And yet, thirty years later, we expect live reporting, on-the-fly analyses and immediate reactions for any  every noteworthy and not-so-noteworthy event. We demand “here and now” more

November 24, 2011 | by James Arger | 0 comment

Orange Court by Gustave Doré

Fear of the Dark

The criminal underworld. For some reason, whenever I hear this expression, I think of the dark corners of the cities depicted in Dickens’ novels — of gloomy streets and menacing shadows, of moonless nights and unhealthy smog, of cold-blooded villains and pale-skinned victims. From these words, my mind pictures another more