Variety turns to Greek politician for headline story

By Roger Friedman Variety, ever hoping to stay current, has revived an ancient Greek politician in their headlines today.

The lead story in the Hollywood trade mag may confuse young readers. “Solons Hammer Comcast on Diversity” is the ‘top story’ on which is pushed out to subscribers.

Now, it’s not “salons” as in beauty parlors or cocktail parties with glib talk.

Solon was the original Greek politician, circa 1600 BC. He was credited with massive reforms in various areas, and left a lasting imprint.

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