Daily Clicks — May 27, 2014

• “Are these morons getting dumber or just louder?” The sad state of anti-intellectualism in The United States. (macleans.com) • The best cure for Shit Writing Syndrome? Dan Harmon. A great account by comedy writer Andy Bobrow about how his time on Community helped him become a better writer. (medium.com) • What’s up with that gunk…

Happy Hour History: The Martini

By JIM SABATASO | STAFF Editor’s note: This part of a series exploring the history of various cocktails the author likes to make for happy hour. Enjoy responsibly. For today’s lesson, we’ll be exploring the storied past of the Martini, a cocktail HL Mencken once called the “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet.” I couldn’t…

Caitlin Canty: Her golden hour

By JIM SABATASO | STAFF [This interview originally appeared in the January 24, 2013, edition of the Rutland Reader.] Caitlin Canty doesn’t get stage fright. Behind her guitar, the Proctor-born singer-songwriter is all confidence and grace — comfortable in her own skin and her own voice. Fearlessness is a quality that serves a professional musician…