About Marc Dion

Marc Dion

Marc Dion

Marc Munroe Dion—award-winning veteran reporter and Pulitzer Price-nominated newspaper columnist—is an old-school newsman who fell out of a Frank Capra movie, complete with pipe and fedora. Born in the struggling former cotton mill town of Fall River, Mass., Dion’s sense of humor sounds more like a barroom than a newsroom, and his political observations are more concerned with issues than political parties. Dion’s column, “Living and Dion,” has appeared in The Herald News for 24 years.

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He's Coming Off the Top Rope! Oh, I've Never Seen Anything Like It! Apr 16, 2021

In the days when I used to drink in bars, there was always the consolation of my reflection in the mirror behind the bar. I enjoyed watching myself get better-looking as my tab got bigger. Sadly, I'm not the saloon customer I used to be, and so I spe... Read More

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Fried Eggs and Beer Apr 09, 2021

I am part of a small chain of three men, all of us riding out the pandemic, none of us particularly young. One of us is fully retired from the food service industry. I am retired from the newspaper business, but still do a radio show and write this c... Read More

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Decisions, Decisions, Death Apr 02, 2021

While we watch, frozen in ice cubes of ideology, the trial of ex-police office Derek Chauvin proceeds. Chauvin knelt on the neck of George Floyd until Floyd was dead. The prosecution wants to convince you it was murder. The defense wants you to belie... Read More

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'Coal Black and De Sebben Dwarfs' or How We Lost Our Freedom Mar 26, 2021

Ever see a movie called "Coal Black and De Sebben Dwarfs"? I didn't think so. Made in 1943, it's never shown on television and was never released on video. It's a wildly racist cartoon, a clumsy spoof on Snow White. There's a fat "mammy" in it. All t... Read More