Eric Zorn: The Picayune Sentinel

Eric Zorn
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  • Taking on the hot takes on the Rittenhouse acquittal
    24 Nov 2021 • 16 min read • 5 0
    11-24-21 (issue No. 11) An early issue this week: A last (I hope) set of ruminations on the Rittenhouse case A look ahead to The Game on Saturday Dissents to my speech on cancel culture Mary Schmich o...
  • While the Rittenhouse jury deliberates...
    18 Nov 2021 • 21 min read • 15 0
    11-18-21 (Issue 11) This week’s cornucopia includes: Two predictions on the Kyle Rittenhouse trial unrelated to the verdict Feds take aim at the “click to subscribe, call to cancel” practices common a...
  • A few verdicts of my own on the Rittenhouse trial
    11 Nov 2021 • 24 min read • 11 0
    11-11-2021 (issue No. 10) I’m really grateful for the way subscriber rolls are growing and readers are connecting with what I’m presenting here. I know this newsletter is longer than most, so I’m hopi...
  • Do justice to 'justice' by keeping an open mind
    04 Nov 2021 • 20 min read • 6 0
    11-4-21 (issue No. 9) Below you’ll find: A meditation on the concept of justice News & Views about Heather Mack, “Let’s Go Brandon” and the controversial text message by the McDonald’s CEO A renewal o...
  • Focus on relevance, not words, as Kyle goes on trial
    28 Oct 2021 • 23 min read • 1 0
    10-28-21 (issue No. 8) I’m having lots of fun assembling this newsletter every week — I hope you can tell — and I’m getting far more online views than I did for most of my columns at chicagotribune.co...
  • A letter from home
    21 Oct 2021 • 11 min read • 6 0
    10-21-21 (issue No.7). To enjoy without the “click here to continue reading” interruption, click on the headline to open this publication in a browser. Last Wednesday evening, just after I’d put the 6...
  • Naming and shaming the worst person in Chicago
    14 Oct 2021 • 20 min read • 4 0
    10-14-21 (issue No. 6) I’m in the process of writing direct emails to the more than 4,000 people who responded over the summer when I asked for the addresses of those who wanted to be included on my p...
  • Moving on? Not quite yet
    07 Oct 2021 • 17 min read • 5 0
    10-07-21 (issue No. 5) One of the side projects I’m engaged in these days is sorting through and scanning images from my father’s vast photo archive — he was a camera buff long before everyone carried...
  • Panelist Interrupted
    30 Sep 2021 • 19 min read • 4 0
    9-30-21 (issue No. 4) In response to readers who said they’d like to hear more of my column voice, I’m starting a new regular feature I’m calling News & Views (an unoriginal subheading, as I learned w...
  • The return of Z-mail
    23 Sep 2021 • 12 min read • 9 0
    9-23-2021 (issue No. 2) Welcome back. I’m still refining the concept of The Picayune Sentinel and am grateful for your readership and your feedback. Contact the proprietor Tweet of the Week Last week’...
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