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Posts Tagged ‘The Fix’

Artie Lange on Overcoming ‘Toughest’ of All Addictions – Heroin

TheFixlogoSince Artie Lange miraculously walked himself back from the edge of the abyss, he has been doing a lot of interviews about his life and new book. But there’s likely no more apt a place to find the one-time Howard Stern sidekick talking about his hard-fought recovery from heroin and other addictions than The Fix.

The website, which focuses on the issues of addiction and recovery, relaunched this week after taking a summer break. Overseeing these efforts is newly installed publisher and CEO Jay Levin, who previously founded LA Weekly.

The Fix plans to post at least five new features per week, along with a similar amount of personal essays and eight news items. Here’s Lange’s answer to the first question from The Fix contributor McCarton Ackerman – Where are you in your sobriety these days?:

“I’ve have had two relapses in the last 18 months, but have been clean for three months now. The last relapse was from painkillers I was taking for an injury. They were given to me by a doctor, but I didn’t take them as prescribed and finished a month’s prescription in about a day and a half. I got to a meeting and stopped myself, but I would definitely consider that to be a relapse.”

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WaPo Forces ABC to ‘Fix’ Its Web Series Name

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ABC News‘ decision a few weeks back to name their new daily Web series ‘The Fix’ struck more than a few people as strange. Those of you who follow politics will already know that Chris Cillizza has been writing a well-read blog for the Washington Post titled ‘The Fix‘ since 2005 and more recently his very active Twitter feeds took up the name. Was ABC unaware? Unclear (though it is a little like WaPo launching a Web series called ‘The Note’).

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Salon Fixes The Fix, but Still Broken

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FBLA must need new glasses–we read Salon’s headline as
Youth Culture Crib Sheet, rather than Your Culture Crib Sheet. The first we can use, the second–well, judge for yourselves.

The Fix is features several sections, and all rehash news and stories from all over. An emoticon is the title for one, which makes us want to click away fast, as does the celebrity look-alike feature.

Because it is Salon and because they are the readers, there are letters correcting spelling (changed), identifications (ignored), and praising the re-design while hating the idea of a pop culture section in Salon.