LTH Home

Phil Vettel

Phil Vettel
  • Forum HomePost Reply BackTop
    Page 2 of 2 
  • Post #31 - March 1st, 2021, 5:30 pm
    Post #31 - March 1st, 2021, 5:30 pm Post #31 - March 1st, 2021, 5:30 pm
    pudgym29 wrote:The point is that the [/size]Tribune is a zombie which should be buried. And in no way should be contemplated as a trustworthy source. The people taking leave from the newspaper recognize this. [/color]
    I subscribed for decades but plan on canceling my subscription when it comes up for renewal in the next few weeks.
  • Post #32 - March 2nd, 2021, 5:05 pm
    Post #32 - March 2nd, 2021, 5:05 pm Post #32 - March 2nd, 2021, 5:05 pm
    pudgym29 wrote:
    dave148 wrote: Greg Kot left the Trib a year ago. Blair Kamin left last month.
    ld111134 wrote: Your point being what, exactly? While Kot and Kamin were at the Tribune, they were (and still are) among the best at their craft. Vettel was nowhere near the best at his.
    The point is that the Tribune is a zombie which should be buried. And in no way should be contemplated as a trustworthy source. The people taking leave from the newspaper recognize this.


    What a ridiculous comment. As bad as the tribune has become, the city is a better place with it than without it.
  • Post #33 - March 25th, 2021, 10:32 pm
    Post #33 - March 25th, 2021, 10:32 pm Post #33 - March 25th, 2021, 10:32 pm
    Happened to be watching the newest episode of Gaming Historian on YouTube, and who should pop up on the 1988 consumer electronics beat but one Phil Vettel of the Chicago Tribune.

    Try the Veal wrote:...It's very easy (for me, at least) to fall off the Roll & Rocker [game controller]...


    This was a Nintendo peripheral one stood on that looked like a pogo ball. While the article mentions it in passing, it's a great loss we don't have his firsthand review of the Power Glove. I am now involuntarily picturing the cross-application of both such haptic technologies to the kitchen.
  • Post #34 - May 14th, 2021, 9:58 am
    Post #34 - May 14th, 2021, 9:58 am Post #34 - May 14th, 2021, 9:58 am
    The Chicago Tribune is naming Louisa Chu and Nick Kindelsperger as its food critics, following the departure of Phil Vettel in January after 31 years as the city’s definitive authority on dining.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/c ... 8#nws=true
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #35 - June 19th, 2021, 11:29 am
    Post #35 - June 19th, 2021, 11:29 am Post #35 - June 19th, 2021, 11:29 am
    The budget-driven exodus at the Tribune continues this week with several more long-time columnists departing. As the gutting rolls on, I'm beginning to question whether I can live without this subscription. My initial thought is yes. I think I can.

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #36 - June 19th, 2021, 11:44 am
    Post #36 - June 19th, 2021, 11:44 am Post #36 - June 19th, 2021, 11:44 am
    We only do digital subscriptions. On the day that the sale closed, I canceled my subscription and told them why. We are quite happy with a combination of the Sun Times and Washington Post.

    It is a shame since I have been a Tribune subscriber for most of the last 50 years. However, it is what it is.
  • Post #37 - June 19th, 2021, 12:26 pm
    Post #37 - June 19th, 2021, 12:26 pm Post #37 - June 19th, 2021, 12:26 pm
    lougord99 wrote:We only do digital subscriptions. On the day that the sale closed, I canceled my subscription and told them why. We are quite happy with a combination of the Sun Times and Washington Post.

    It is a shame since I have been a Tribune subscriber for most of the last 50 years. However, it is what it is.

    Yeah, I have a digital-only sub to the Trib but not sure I'll be keeping it. It's not exclusively a matter of the specific people who've left as much as it's about the fact that it now barely resembles what I signed up for in the first place. Sign of the times. :(

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #38 - June 22nd, 2021, 3:54 pm
    Post #38 - June 22nd, 2021, 3:54 pm Post #38 - June 22nd, 2021, 3:54 pm
    It's a full-on bloodletting . . .

    Almost 40 journalists are leaving the Chicago Tribune’s newsroom as part of a voluntary buyout program announced late last month by Tribune Publishing.

    The buyouts were offered to nonunion employees two days after hedge fund Alden Global Capital completed its $633 million acquisition of Tribune Publishing, the owner of the Chicago Tribune and other metropolitan daily newspapers. After negotiations with the Chicago Tribune Guild, the program was offered to the newsroom’s union employees.

    More than a dozen nonunion editors and support staff in the Tribune’s newsroom took buyouts. Another 24 newsroom employees who are members of the guild applied for and were accepted for buyouts, according to Greg Pratt, a Tribune reporter and guild president.

    He said applications by three other members were denied, and the union hopes the company reconsiders their applications. After the departures, the guild will represent more than 80 newsroom employees, Pratt said.

    Not surprisingly, the above story had no byline. There was no one left there to write it. :(

    Dozens in Chicago Tribune newsroom take buyouts

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #39 - June 23rd, 2021, 7:53 am
    Post #39 - June 23rd, 2021, 7:53 am Post #39 - June 23rd, 2021, 7:53 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Not surprisingly, the above story had no byline. There was no one left there to write it. :(

    As a daily print subscriber (I am a dinosaur), this has been especially painful. I am a fan of several of the columnists who have asked and received the buyouts. They have pointed out that there are still talented writers and staff to support. Louisa and Nick for example. So I will keep some form of subscription, though likely dropping the daily print. You know who I worry about more? My delivery guy. All of these people cancelling their subscriptions won't help him. I want to keep some form of the print edition going so I can send back the prelabeled holiday card with a generous tip.
    -Mary
  • Post #40 - June 25th, 2021, 4:55 pm
    Post #40 - June 25th, 2021, 4:55 pm Post #40 - June 25th, 2021, 4:55 pm
    As a fellow dinosaur print subscriber I also feel the pain. The wife and I really like to read a print paper in the am. We have a print subscription to The Financial Times [UK] for world news and a different perspective, but we want a local paper also.

    To us dinosaurs the Alden takeover is a huge meteor plowing into the Mayan peninsula and the loss of so many journalists is the mushroom cloud that precedes the firestorm.

    Good point about the delivery person. I thought of switching to the Sun-Times but after picking up a newsstand copy that doesn't look like such a good idea. They have a limited number of journalists who are trying hard, but lack the needed resources.

    Perhaps the current Sun-Times is the ghost of Christmas future for the Tribune. When the Trib descends to that level I'll make the switch.
    Where there’s smoke, there may be salmon.
  • Post #41 - June 28th, 2021, 6:53 am
    Post #41 - June 28th, 2021, 6:53 am Post #41 - June 28th, 2021, 6:53 am
    It's getting closer to having this rat abandon the sinking ship: this morning's paper had no Business section. I thought perhaps it was an error, but the online edition doesn't have one either, not even a paragraph explaining the cause. Business often carries restaurant news (although as human interest it ends up in A&E about as often).
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #42 - June 28th, 2021, 7:23 am
    Post #42 - June 28th, 2021, 7:23 am Post #42 - June 28th, 2021, 7:23 am
    George R wrote:Perhaps the current Sun-Times is the ghost of Christmas future for the Tribune. When the Trib descends to that level I'll make the switch.

    I understand that, however we are not willing to give our money to Alden under any circumstances.
  • Post #43 - June 28th, 2021, 11:59 am
    Post #43 - June 28th, 2021, 11:59 am Post #43 - June 28th, 2021, 11:59 am
    Tone deaf to the very end. I called to cancel my Tribune subscription today and the first thing the rep asked me, after I informed her of that, was if I wanted to update my phone number. :shock:

    Goodbye, good luck and good riddance. :x

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #44 - June 28th, 2021, 12:54 pm
    Post #44 - June 28th, 2021, 12:54 pm Post #44 - June 28th, 2021, 12:54 pm
    When I cancelled, I was unable to get through to anyone until I told the system that I wanted to start a new subscription.
  • Post #45 - June 28th, 2021, 1:46 pm
    Post #45 - June 28th, 2021, 1:46 pm Post #45 - June 28th, 2021, 1:46 pm
    lougord99 wrote:When I cancelled, I was unable to get through to anyone until I told the system that I wanted to start a new subscription.

    Yeah, I had to call a few times before their system recognized me saying "manage subscription," even though that was exactly one of the choices I was offered. If a caller was on the fence about their subscription, this process was sure to make cancelling the preferred option. Just the fact that I had to call to cancel and couldn't do that online was annoying. But allowing online cancellations would make it harder to offer the caller the barrage of discounted incentives to stay.

    And nothing says Chicago more than the voice of auto-attendant, whose dialect sounded like Long Island. :?

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #46 - June 28th, 2021, 1:49 pm
    Post #46 - June 28th, 2021, 1:49 pm Post #46 - June 28th, 2021, 1:49 pm
    FWIW, my cancellation went through without much trouble. They had charged me for another month yesterday, but I got them to refund that charge. I'm pretty certain that had I not requested that refund, they wouldn't have offered.
  • Post #47 - July 1st, 2021, 5:19 pm
    Post #47 - July 1st, 2021, 5:19 pm Post #47 - July 1st, 2021, 5:19 pm
    The Chicago Tribune has named its longtime theater critic, Chris Jones, as editorial page editor. Jones, 57, who has been the newspaper’s chief theater critic and a leading voice for Chicago’s cultural scene for nearly two decades, will take the helm of a downsized editorial board July 12, seeking to write a new chapter for himself and the city’s most influential opinion platform.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/business ... =#nws=true
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #48 - July 23rd, 2021, 7:11 pm
    Post #48 - July 23rd, 2021, 7:11 pm Post #48 - July 23rd, 2021, 7:11 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote: It's a full-on bloodletting . . .
    some fish-wrapping rag wrote: {edit}
    [Greg Pratt] said applications by three other members were denied, and the union hopes the company reconsiders their applications.
    Not surprisingly, the above story had no byline. There was no one left there to write it. :(
    The GP wrote: As a daily print subscriber (I am a dinosaur), this has been especially painful. I am a fan of several of the columnists who have asked and received the buyouts. They have pointed out that there are still talented writers and staff to support. Louisa and Nick for example.
    I have spliced these responses together because how do we know that Louisa and Nick were not two of the three whose application was denied?
    I am sorry -not sorry-, but the
    Tribune needs to die. It is no longer part of the solution for the metropolitan area's problems. :oops:
    Valuable links for survival, without the monetization attempt: http://74.115.231.54/~pudgym29/bookmark4.html
  • Post #49 - July 26th, 2021, 1:28 pm
    Post #49 - July 26th, 2021, 1:28 pm Post #49 - July 26th, 2021, 1:28 pm
    At last, the Chicago Tribune has a restaurant review who is an actual critic.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/r ... story.html
  • Post #50 - Yesterday, 4:22 am
    Post #50 - Yesterday, 4:22 am Post #50 - Yesterday, 4:22 am
    ld111134 wrote:At last, the Chicago Tribune has a restaurant review who is an actual critic.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/r ... story.html


    For those of us who are not subscribers, would you mind giving us a summary? This is one of the many things now behind a pay wall.... Thanks.
    Gypsy Boy

    "I am not a glutton--I am an explorer of food." (Erma Bombeck)
  • Post #51 - Yesterday, 5:03 am
    Post #51 - Yesterday, 5:03 am Post #51 - Yesterday, 5:03 am
    Gypsy Boy wrote:
    ld111134 wrote:At last, the Chicago Tribune has a restaurant review who is an actual critic.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/r ... story.html


    For those of us who are not subscribers, would you mind giving us a summary? This is one of the many things now behind a pay wall.... Thanks.


    Putting "outline.com/" in front of a URL can get you around a lot of paywalls.

    https://outline.com/https://www.chicago ... story.html
    Cookingblahg.blogspot.com
  • Post #52 - Yesterday, 6:13 am
    Post #52 - Yesterday, 6:13 am Post #52 - Yesterday, 6:13 am
    Gypsy Boy wrote:
    ld111134 wrote:At last, the Chicago Tribune has a restaurant review who is an actual critic.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/r ... story.html


    For those of us who are not subscribers, would you mind giving us a summary? This is one of the many things now behind a pay wall.... Thanks.


    This should help.

    https://chicago.eater.com/2021/7/26/225 ... gia-bellis
  • Post #53 - Yesterday, 9:26 am
    Post #53 - Yesterday, 9:26 am Post #53 - Yesterday, 9:26 am
    Coogles wrote:Putting "outline.com/" in front of a URL can get you around a lot of paywalls.

    It can also contribute to the continuing decline in the quality of newspapers
  • Post #54 - Yesterday, 10:44 am
    Post #54 - Yesterday, 10:44 am Post #54 - Yesterday, 10:44 am
    MarlaCollins'Husband wrote:
    Coogles wrote:Putting "outline.com/" in front of a URL can get you around a lot of paywalls.
    It can also contribute to the continuing decline in the quality of newspapers
    I'm sorry, but nobody owes Alden Global Capital a molecule of restraint in accessing their product by whatever means necessary. If they want to require payment to read the product they've intentionally deteriorated, then come up with a tech solution to guard against "outline.com". Otherwise, nobody should feel at all bad about playing them for the free read.
  • Post #55 - Yesterday, 1:22 pm
    Post #55 - Yesterday, 1:22 pm Post #55 - Yesterday, 1:22 pm
    Gypsy Boy wrote:
    ld111134 wrote:At last, the Chicago Tribune has a restaurant review who is an actual critic.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/r ... story.html


    For those of us who are not subscribers, would you mind giving us a summary? This is one of the many things now behind a pay wall.... Thanks.

    Summary: He didn't love Joe Flamm's Rose Mary.
    -Mary
  • Post #56 - Today, 11:28 am
    Post #56 - Today, 11:28 am Post #56 - Today, 11:28 am
    The GP wrote:
    Gypsy Boy wrote:
    ld111134 wrote:At last, the Chicago Tribune has a restaurant review who is an actual critic.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/r ... story.html


    For those of us who are not subscribers, would you mind giving us a summary? This is one of the many things now behind a pay wall.... Thanks.

    Summary: He didn't love Joe Flamm's Rose Mary.


    Thank you. :)
    Gypsy Boy

    "I am not a glutton--I am an explorer of food." (Erma Bombeck)

Contact

About

Team

Advertize

Close

Chat

Articles

Guide

Events

more