Monday, January 28, 2013


The Discomfort of Thought

“Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), 35th president of the United States, Yale University Commencement address, 1962

• Editorial Comment: Thank goodness for pundits, who do ourthinking” for us.

Yesterday’s WORD: Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs on chowderheaded writers from Kurt Vonnegut? Click here.

• Faculty Wanted: Join our merry band! The JCOM Department at Utah State University has opened searches for two new tenure-track faculty, a Media Generalist and a specialist in PR/Strategic Communication. Interested?  

News from USU’s award-winning student news site, The Hard News Café
Review: A glimpse inside the ultra-private Orthodox Jewish world, by Dani Hayes
Quadside concert series will continue this semester with local talent, by Manda Perkins 
Cough! County to impose emissions testing, but inversion will remain, by Curtis Lundstrom
Providence Council says unanimous no to school district’s plans, by Paul Christiansen
No decision yet by Hyde Park on request to build ‘green home,’ by Zack Dau
Paradise Valley Orchards will offer vegetables this season, by Dawn Otterby

Aggie TV News for Jan. 23: Gun control, worst air in the nation, therapy dogs & more, anchored by Katrina Warburton & Courtney Robinson 
Review: More like the unnecessary death of a good cast in a bad movie, by Katie Swain
North Logan parents give school board an earful on new high school, by Jonathan Larson
The Eagles land at Sundance with new documentary of 41-year run, by Ben Hansen
Sundance 2013: ‘Don Jon’ paints grim picture of doomed romance, by Katie Swain 
Rejected by Sundance, moviemaker’s ‘Depression’ a sign of the times, by Dani Hayes 

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