(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know...)
*Redford to Court the Press: On April 23, the National Wildlife Federation will honor actor Robert Redford as Conservationist of the Year here in Washington. He’ll do a press availability 30 minutes before for select media.
*New Blog Starts With a Bang: Human Events has started a new, presumably racy (pun intended) blog called “The Chase 2012.” They describe it like this: “This space will often focus on how issues of popular culture will play a role in shaping the upcoming GOP ’12 presidential primary.” The first headline: “Values Matter: Actors For ‘The Playboy Club’ Sign Nudity Clause.” Apparently actors for the Comcast/NBC Universal pilot, “The Playboy Club” have been asked to sign a nudity clause, meaning that they could be asked to perform simulated sex acts.” Not surprisingly, The Parents Television Council isn’t pleased. Read the full story here.
*Potential Props for The Atlantic: The American Society of Magazine Editors has named The Atlantic a finalist for the 2011 National Magazine Awards in four categories: Public Interest, Feature Writing, Profile Writing, and Fiction. Stories nominated to win include: 77-year-old Donald Gray Triplett, the first man ever diagnosed with autism; an expose on dialysis care in America; and Siamese twin sisters attached back to back. If that wasn’t hard enough for the sisters, the piece examines their relationship with a tyrannical father.
*Kornheiser talks McCartney: Paul McCartney spotted on Amtrak station out of Penn Station yesterday by David Aldridge of ESPN-980. Talked about on Tony Kornheiser’s radio show Tuesday.