Awards Season adrenaline rush: Thank you, Joan Cusack

One of the reasons I got into journalism originally was the newsroom rush. You've seen it — on just about every Hollywoodization of how a TV news or newspaper room works; the hollering, the deadlines, the last-minute frenetic typing or calling of sources, the figuring things out in the moment, and making things happen that…

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Open meal decisions

Week two of the Paleo! That makes it sound more exciting than it is. Though seriously, it's not a bad food program to be on; I'm not really craving bread or chocolate. I'm certainly not over either of those things; I'd have a slice of challah and butter in a second if I didn't think…

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Ick fades, yearning rises

While it seems unlikely anyone is reading this, I am endeavoring to be consistent! Here we are on Day 3 of the Paleo. Most of the icky feeling is gone, though I feel a teensy bit queasy. Also beginning to long for some cheese and bread. But thus far: It is true that you aren't…

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Sweet as….

There's something about the date here … a three, followed by a 14, followed by a whole bunch of other numbers … ah, well, I'll just have dessert. http://thedailywh.at/2011/03/14/obligatory-of-the-day-6/

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Wisconsin cheese, and its after-effects

I hardly know what to say that hasn't already been said about what's going on in Wisconsin — or rather what just went on — and the dismantling of the public service workers' unions out there. It has the ultimate whiff of loophole-ism — that is, people who can't play by the rules, and so…

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Vroom

It's a little hard to enjoy Pixar's "Cars" after you've read Stephen King's "Trucks." The Pixar film — which really isn't up to their usual standards — feels like what the world turns into about 50 years after "Trucks" ends. And while we're nitpicking a children's picture, a) where did that pile of leaves on…

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