I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts: this week on Fresh Powder

A summary of journalism news and pop culture brought to you by   The lede On Sunday, Jimmy Garoppolo and Patrick Mahomes will quarterback their teams in the Super Bowl. Football people might call them “field generals.” On Monday, there’ll…

You got your shot, now give me mine: this week on Fresh Powder

A summary of journalism news and pop culture brought to you by   The lede "It was like Armageddon, basically." Australians exited the weekend further reeling from their summer of disastrous weather after a dust storm preceded a massive hail…

Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon: this week on Fresh Powder

A summary of journalism news and pop culture brought to you by   The lede Apparently, you can quit your family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are showing us the way. “After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen…

We were on a break: this week on Fresh Powder

A summary of journalism news and pop culture brought to you by   The lede We haven’t published a Fresh Powder in 22 days. We’ve eaten many pies in the interim, sure, traveled long distances and watched many football games, but haven’t…

From a pile of stuff: this week on Fresh Powder

The lede I went to the Newseum for the first time last month. The status update alone prompted many messages of jealousy from my journalism pals, which suggests the mythic aura it holds to those in, or who have studied, media who have never…

Knee deep in the hoopla: this week on Fresh Powder

The lede Well, we had a good run, journalism and the movies. For some time now, Hollywood’s been a hero-making machine for journalists and their likenesses on the big screen (see, most recently, Julia Stiles portraying journalist Jessica Pressler…

Visions of dazzling rooms I'll never get let into: this week on Fresh Powder

A summary of journalism news and pop culture brought to you by   The lede “During the Trump era, Max said, Enquirer reporters kept their heads down. ‘If you were handed an assignment to write a critical piece about one of the president’s…

I’m the one that found all those birds’ nests: this week on Fresh Powder

A summary of journalism news and pop culture brought to you by   Fresh Powder is taking the next two weeks off. We’ll be fully decked out in a Santa costume when we return. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! The lede "It's not fake news but it’s…

What is black and white and red all over: this week on Fresh Powder

A summary of journalism news and pop culture brought to you by   Sorry we ditched you last week. (Needed to freshen up.) Here’s what we missed: The lede “Boom. I press it,” or President Trump’s in-depth analysis of his tweeting process,…

It's a bear dance: this week on Fresh Powder

A summary of journalism news and pop culture brought to you by   The lede In Ann Arbor, Mich., it’s been a decade since the local daily newspaper shut down and The Michigan Daily, the university’s daily student newspaper, assumed the…