IT'S ALWAYS kind of embarrassing to see an elderly relative shaking her booty on the dance floor at a wedding reception. That's a little how I felt when I discovered that The
Is that damnable first amendment and the practice of free speech getting under your skin, Steve? It can bring out the worst in people? Then take a vacation from it in North Korea. But be sure to bring your own food.
Not to mention, of course, that sometimes bloggers may note political fashion statements that are reported as fact in newspapers like the New York Times.
UPDATE: The Boston Globe byline for Steve Almond say only “Steve Almond is author of the new essay collection "(Not That You Asked)." But Wikipedia has more details:
He spent seven years as a newspaper reporter…He has been writing fiction for the last eight years [Maybe the last 15 years? – Ed]. …He served as adjunct professor in creative writing at Boston College for five years until publishing an open letter of resignation in the Boston Globe on May 12, 2006, in which he explained that his resignation was intended to protest the selection of Condoleezza Rice as the college's 2006 commencement guest speaker.