T.A. Frank

A Guide to Last Week's News for People Who Don't Like to Read
August 27-September 10
September 11, 2014

Celebrity nudes. Playing dead to stay alive. And the biggest dinosaur ever. 

I'm Supposed to Be a Cynical Journalist, and I've Fallen in Love with a Politician
The excruciating pain of watching Matt Miller lose
June 16, 2014

The excruciating pain of watching Matt Miller lose.

The 5 Most Shameless Secret Tapers
June 16, 2014

When 31-year-old V. Stiviano cried, “I can’t be racist in my heart!” to 80-year old boyfriend and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, she joined a lineage of Americans who have secretly pressed “record” and chosen their own words with care while encouraging a friend or lover to do the opposite. Here are five more landmark moments in tape-recorded baiting.

I Want the Olympics to Succeed. On TV, the Opening Ceremony Did.
No harping on that busted Olympic ring!
February 08, 2014

Hey, you try making a feel-good story about Russian history.

America's Least-Favorite City Has Become Television's Favorite Subject
November 25, 2013

America's least-favorite city is television's favorite backdrop.

Why Liberals Should Oppose the Immigration Bill
It's about low-wage American workers
June 27, 2013

The consensus among decent people in favor of the immigration bill making its way through Congress is so firm that expressing dissent feels a bit like taking the floor to suggest we chop down the Redwood National Park.

How to Make Garment Factories Safer
The disaster in Bangladesh didn't have to happen. Here's what needs to happen next.
May 02, 2013

The disaster in Bangladesh didn't have to happen. Here's what needs to happen next.  

Let Them Eat Kebabs
Why Asma Al Assad is the perfect dictator’s wife for the twenty-first century
April 25, 2013

Why Asma Al Assad is the perfect dictator’s wife for the 21st century.

A Guy, a Girl, and 366 Straight Days at Disneyland
September 14, 2012

When Jeff Reitz and Tonya Mickesh lost their jobs they made a vow: go to Disneyland every single day for the next year.

My Evening With a Halfway Presentable Conservative
August 25, 2011

I saw him last night. I saw Senator Marco Rubio in person as he delivered a speech at the Ronald Reagan Library outside of Los Angeles. I saw Marco Rubio catch Nancy Reagan as she stumbled.

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