A. Julian Salzman

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  • Wake up, nerd. Baseball is not math class.

    Advanced analytics are killing the poetry and romance in baseball. Everything is now distilled, quantified, and commodified.

    And no, I am not anti-data. I want to make that very clear, so I avoid being cast as a casual fan and baseball heretic.

    Sports | November 21, 2022
  • Political debates have strayed from their purpose

    As they competed for an Illinois Senate seat in 1858, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, two of the most significant leaders of the late antebellum period, engaged in a series of debates on slavery. Long-term, the Lincoln-Douglas debates stifled Douglas’s political career while simultaneously elevating Lincoln into the national forefront and heralding the 1860 Presidential Election.

    Forum | November 7, 2022
  • MLB awards predictions

    Yes, it is that time of year — October baseball — something that local Pirates fans may not experience again for a while, given the inept ownership and front office. But unpacking that is for another time.

    Sports | October 10, 2022
  • Warhol Museum premieres new exhibit on Warhol's longest-running project

    When Andy Warhol is invoked, images such as the Campbell’s Soup Can, the Mao portrait, and the Marilyn Diptych immediately come to mind. Yet, the artist who famously popularized the term “15 minutes of fame” to aptly describe our throwaway culture may have his most enduring legacy with “Interview” magazine.

    News | October 3, 2022
  • Giorgia Meloni and the media

    After a historic national election in Italy, the Monday, Sept. 26 results showed a clear victory for a right-wing coalition led by the Brothers of Italy party. The victory made it almost certain that its leader Giorgia Meloni would be Italy’s first female prime minister.

    Forum | October 3, 2022