News Editor, U.S. News & World Report
News Editor at U.S. News & World Report in Washington, D.C. Fan of innovative data display and old-school journalism ethics. Tweets are my own.
mashable.com — Millennials are a stubborn bunch. Likes: looking smart, being right. Dislikes: looking dumb, being wrong. That's why we turn to search engines to ask some of life's most pressing questions. Because when we need to learn how to boil an egg, we can't just call our moms. We're 27 and extremely competent.
flavorwire.com — Today Guy Fieri released his new book Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives: The Funky Finds in Flavortown . This travel guide/recipe book is more or less what you'd expect from the human embodiment of an Ed Hardy shirt: it's full of bad jokes and backhanded compliments (he calls a favorite milkshake in Chicago "[a] poor man's milk shake"), and a major theme is the Food Network personality's strange fixation on Kid Rock.
online.wsj.com — The Domestic Names Committee of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names doesn't like apostrophes. Visitors to Harpers Ferry or Pikes Peak might not realize it, but anyone aspiring to name a ridge or a swamp after a local hero will soon find out.
online.wsj.com — There's a popular myth that Apple's iPad and other tablets are simply media-consumption devices, unsuitable for productivity applications. That's just not so, and this week I tested a variety of office suites for the iPad for mini-reviews of their capabilities.
wired.com — We now live in a world where public servants informing the public about government behavior or wrongdoing must practice the tradecraft of drug dealers and spies. Otherwise, these informants could get caught in the web of administrations that view George Orwell's 1984 as an operations manual.
washingtonpost.com — Free shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains along the affected stretch. Metro warns riders that those using the buses should add 35 minutes to their trip. "Metro and the university should have been a little bit more aware," said Tina Slater, president of the Action Committee for Transit, a local transportation advocacy group.
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