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  • Daum: When truth is trumped by theatrics

    Daum: When truth is trumped by theatrics
    Even if you don't have a cupboard full of pledge-drive coffee mugs, you've probably heard about the latest dust-up in public radio. A stage performer named Mike Daisey chronicled a trip he made in 2010 to China to check out conditions at a factory run by Foxconn, the chief manufacturer of iPads and iPhones. Even before Daisey told his tale, news reports of suicides and harsh working conditions there had introduced at least a dose of guilt into the previously sunshiny experience of owning an Apple product.
  • Ira Glass to give Goucher's commencement keynote

    Ira Glass to give Goucher's commencement keynote
    This year's Goucher College graduates will likely enjoy one of region's quirkier commencement speeches. The school announced that Ira Glass, host of public radio's "This American Life," will give the graduation keynote on May 18. He'll also be getting...

    Nonprofits discuss strategies for catching attention of donors

    Nonprofits discuss strategies for catching attention of donors
    Everybody loves a good story, especially when they’re being asked to donate money. At conference of dozens of representatives from local nonprofits this week, administrators said communicating moving client success stories to donors was key in...

    Mike Daisey is bringing 'The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs' to Chicago

    Mike Daisey is bringing 'The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs' to Chicago
    Mike Daisey, the demonstrably effective scold of Apple Inc., is bringing his hit solo show, "The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs," to the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., on April 7. With the size of the venue an indication of Daisey's increased...

    David Sedaris to speak at Irvine's Barclay Theatre

    "When forced to leave my house for an extended period of time, I take my typewriter with me, and together we endure the wretchedness of passing through the X-ray scanner. The laptops roll merrily down the belt, while I'm instructed to stand aside and open...