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Tony Norman

Tony Norman

Tony Norman is a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist. He was once the Post-Gazette’s pop music/pop culture critic and appeared as an expert on cultural issues on local radio talk shows and television programs. In 1996, he began writing an award-winning general interest column, which, he says, rejuvenated his enthusiasm for the kind of journalism that makes a difference.

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On the Right Side of Ukrainian History

Putin and his autocratic pals in the Kremlin are about to be humiliated.

Tony Norman ·


NFL Embraces Hip-Hop, Despite Its Conflicted History

Super Bowl halftimes have come a long way since Andy Williams and marching bands.

Tony Norman ·


The Blood Spilled on Jan. 6 as Rorschach Test

Our collective memories are as much under assault as our democracy. The GOP's rewriting of history could not be more dangerous when it comes to the nation's future.

Tony Norman ·


The Critique of Apocalyptic Profit-Seeking in "Don't Look Up" Hits Close to Home

The movie is a parable about an existential threat to the planet and the inability of political leaders to deal with the looming crisis except through a prism of self-interest—both personal and corporate—that ultimately endangers all of humanity.

Tony Norman ·


Books That Made 2021 Worth Living Through

A shoutout to some of my favorite books of the year.

Tony Norman ·


The Exoneration Club of America Welcomes Kyle Rittenhouse

We're a nonpartisan support group of fellow exonerated killers and accused criminals who prevailed against the “woke mob” of the liberal media, devious prosecutors, and hostile public once we had our day in court.

Tony Norman ·


Insurrectionist 'Shaman' Gets What He Deserves

Forty-one months was not as much as the prosecutors had requested, but it was significant and sent a signal to future insurrectionists that wrist-slapping would be rare moving forward.

Tony Norman ·


White Tears Over Kenosha

Kyle Rittenhouse's masterclass in victimology deserves an Emmy, but not exoneration.

Tony Norman ·

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