This piece originally appeared in the San Antonio Current on January 23, 2007. Republished with permission. Tread carefully up frozen stairs onto a frozen porch, where an overweight cat is mewing to be let in. Enter the front door of the house off Drew Street in downtown Livingston into a smoke-filled radio studio. Survey the [...]
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Just something I saw out the window of Filter in North Park. Shot surreptitiously with my Canon G12.
For the second time, I helped Tucson Weekly recruit dark-horse presidential candidates to run in the Arizona primary election, since it’s amazingly easy to get your name on the ballot. The candidates compete forTW‘s endorsement in a “reality journalism” experiment that we call Project White House. This weekend, I actually hosted two live debates on Access Tucson. [...]
Yeah, Wolf, I feel ya. Here’s an alternative view of the Sept. 12 Republican presidential debate.
The Santa Fe Reporter asked me to contribute 150 words about where I was on 9.11. Here’s what I wrote: I’d quit my job as a reporter covering state government in Phoenix two weeks before. The morning of 9.11, a girl I was seeing called to wake me. She said we were under attack. I [...]
Recently, I had the stupidest idea: A few of the switches on my* Moog synthesizer were broken, so I thought I could open the thing up and repair it myself. Not only was I unable to fix it, I was unable to put the Moog together again. I was so sad. I’d destroyed something beautiful. [...]
Wondering how the Dustball 2000 went? In a word—and a video—awesome.
It’s a weird thing. The last three stories I’ve put together have shared a common theme: Brilliant men who have lost control and found themselves, literally or symbolically, out on the street. It wasn’t planned or anything. It just sort of happened. Another commonality is that none of them are white. One’s Vietnamese, another African-American [...]
The OTHER Dave Maass, the one who serves on the South Milwaukee school board, is at it again, trying to steal my thunder. And now his brother’s involved. Read: “The Two Maasses.”
A long report I published this week on the obscure local agency that manages emergency freeway call boxes is getting a lot of attention. As it should: It’s an infuriating story of government fat in the leanest of times and the politicians who don’t think taxpayers care about a dollar. The local NBC affiliate interviewed [...]