Chicago Tribune Op-Ed Writer Envious Hurricane Katrina Didn't Hit Chicago Instead

Gabrielle Bluestone · 08/14/15 01:18PM

This month marks the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the storm that ravaged New Orleans leaving 1,833 of its citizens dead. There are a lot of reasonable emotions to feel in response to this particular tragedy—sadness, grief, and anger, to name a few. How about envy? Sure, I guess—so says one brave Chicago Tribune op-ed writer who isn’t afraid to present herself as a potential sociopath in her quest to expose Chicago’s inadequacies.

Chicago's Shootings Didn't Happen In a Movie Theater, But It's Still the World's Deadliest City

Cord Jefferson · 08/14/12 03:56PM

Two months before alleged killer James Holmes stormed a Colorado movie theater, murdering 12 and injuring dozens more, police and politicians in a different place were trying to squelch the tremors from their own mass killing. It was in Chicago, over Memorial Day weekend, when police responded to more than 40 shooting victims in about 72 hours. Ten of those victims were shot dead, including four teenage children. Alas, despite the fact that more people died that weekend than in both the August 5 Sikh killings and yesterday's College Station shootings combined, there will be no flags at half-staff for those 10 Chicagoans. It's likely you didn't even know those people were dead, just like most of your friends and family. In a summer of now three much-lamented shootings with multiple victims, Chicago's murdered are the forgotten ones.

The Double Dip Newspaper Recession Is Coming

Hamilton Nolan · 10/21/11 02:05PM

In your finally Friday media column: News Corp's annual spanking ensues, The Chicago Tribune's poor, the NYT's modest digital growth, cable news loves the gays, a Tim Hetherington exhibit, and I tell you which boxing blog to read.

The Twitter Song Is Media Thing of The Year

Hamilton Nolan · 12/07/09 01:19PM

In your monstrous Monday media column: TWITTERTWITTERTWITTER, a German plan to save newspapers, the shockingly democratized, and Chicago sports writer wars. TWITTERTWITTERTWITTER.

Oh Just Let 4Chan Run The News

Hamilton Nolan · 04/22/09 01:06PM

In your hacked Wednesday media column: Rachel Maddow's less fascinating, 4Chan's smarter than Time, online news fails, and newspaper layoffs reported not in newspapers: