2024-06-18 7:23 AM

Nicholas F. Benton: Hell Hath No Fury

While, admittedly, the brief 60-year retrospective on the history of NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Nov. 18 was a genuine tour de force, sometimes watching the Sunday morning blab shows can be downright depressing. It is often evidence of a painful disconnect between Washington’s insiders and the real grass roots across the land.

Press Pass: As Tall As Lions

“Hold on one second, man. I’ve got a cop behind me and I’m not supposed to be using a cell phone,” Dan Nigro says on the other end of the line.

Picking Splinters: The Imus Issue

Anyone that has ever listened to Don Imus, who was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1989, knows the so-called “original shock jock” is not exactly Doctor Phil when it comes to the sensitivity department. For better or worse, it’s part of his appeal. But his recent comment that the Rutgers women’s basketball […]

Picking Splinters: Onward to 2007

And so, this Sunday the sporting year of 2006 comes to an end. Like any other year, it has produced its share of thrilling moments, moments that will be and have been recounted by many other columnists this week. To be sure, 2006 had its fair share of praise-worthy stories — the Final Four run […]


Mason’s only All-District golfer, senior Andy Pribulka, sat down with the News Press’s Alex Prewitt to chat about a little golf, a little cartoon fast food, and the coolest bus driver ever.

Nicholas F. Benton: Man Enough for Melissa?

When I told a friend that in a nine-day period this month, I’d been in the front row of a Melissa Etheridge concert at Washington, D.C.’s Constitution Hall and in the second row of a Paula Poundstone comedy performance in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and loved them both, he exclaimed: “At last I’ve finally got you […]