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Tag: Media

Jennifer Zacharia

Condemning U.S. deference to Israel, a cousin remembers the life and legacy of the slain Palestinian American journalist.

Jules Joanne Gleeson

A new book offers a compelling, if imperfect, account of the bad feelings with which trans people often struggle.

John Crowley
Amazon’s Tales from the Loop has introduced a new audience to the speculative worlds of the Swedish artist, whose books depict worlds in which humanity has, in one way or another, run afoul of technology.
Ariella Aïsha Azoulay

Images seized from enslaved people are not private property to be owned but ancestors to be cared for.

Kevin M. Lerner

Public interest journalism may not be salvageable. But more than being saved, it needs to be radically rethought.

C. Thi Nguyen
Two theories paint very different pictures of the sources of our democratic dysfunction. The debate won’t be settled by accusations of political convenience.
Magda Konieczna
Quality news is essential for democracy. We must stage an intervention to save it.
James Owen Weatherall, Cailin O’Connor
How a drug became an object lesson in political tribalism.
Samuel Clowes Huneke

Fixating on whether Trump’s response to COVID-19 is totalitarian makes it difficult to have a nuanced discussion about the role government should play in times of crisis.

Ben Jackson
With its elite decision-makers and opinion-formers—and over 1.5 million copies sold per week—the Economist has exerted tremendous influence on popular liberal discourse for more than a century.
Michael Gecan
The calculus of power isn’t defined by hits or clicks or tweets. It is measured in relationships and meaningful reactions over time.
Nicole Hemmer
The right’s success in media is not a shadowy conspiracy; it has been achieved out in the open, largely through ordinary politics. Much of it can be countered the same way.
Stephen Phelan

The Doomsday Clock is set to two minutes to midnight—the same position it held in 1953, when the United States and USSR detonated their first hydrogen bombs. So why don't we make movies about nuclear war anymore? 

Lawrence B. Glickman
How we went from “racist” to “racially tinged.”
Deborah Chasman, Yochai Benkler
Yochai Benkler argues that the mainstream media is our best hope for tempering the radical right. 
Sarah Hill
We already know how Brett Kavanaugh responds to human suffering.
Joseph Vogel
James Baldwin’s book about the Atlanta child murders speaks best to the era of Black Lives Matter.
Daniel Penny

The modes of perception and living that we attribute to Instagram are rooted in a much older aesthetic of the picturesque.

Mark Nowak, Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad on writing, struggle, and hope in difficult times.

John Tinnell

Walden is often championed as an anti-technology manifesto. But this misses the value Thoreau found in conversations spread across vast spans of time and distance.

Tom Rutledge
Of the pioneers who drove the information technology revolution, Claude Shannon may have been the most brilliant. A new book resurrects his legacy.
Jonathan Kirshner

A new book takes on the titans of twentieth-century cinema, fetishes and all.

John Crowley

A new biography of Norman Bel Geddes, designer of the Futurama, tells the story of American innovation.

Judith Levine

Why did the alt-right, so eager to excuse Milo Yiannopoulos, finally turn on him?

Daniel Penny

Milo Yiannopoulos was the paradoxical posterboy for the alt-right's fascist aesthetic. Until he wasn't.

Ingrid Norton

America continues to be haunted by our need to grieve.

Alan A. Stone

Tilda Swinton, icon of indy cinema, is masterful in A Bigger Splash.

Jonathan Kirshner

Trump will have done real damage even if he doesn't win.

Jacqui Shine

Before there was New Journalism, there was Lillian Ross.

Simon Waxman

Donald Trump’s backers force the U.S. to confront its long-submerged id.

Claude S. Fischer

Polls are bad at picking presidents but still have much to teach us.

Sam Rosen

The GOP frontrunner thrives on his opponents’ outrage.

Alan A. Stone
Isabel Coixet's Learning to Drive
Hal Stucker

Overestimating the counterculture of the 1960s

Randolph Lewis
Truth in the Films of Errol Morris.
Philip N. Cohen

Unisex Fashion Fought the Gender Binary, and the Binary Won.

Meghan O’Gieblyn

Online shaming is a cathartic alternative to real efforts at social change.

Aziz Z. Huq
— and how it became mainstream.
Lucy McKeon
Broad City is a platonic “romance between two friends” who happen to be women.
Claude S. Fischer
However vast the media apparatus may be, the disturbances have not spread.
Anne Fausto-Sterling

Brain images are ubiquitous and compelling, but the science behind them is not.

Simon Waxman
The project of decontextualizing language.
Alan A. Stone

Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis.

Jessica Sequeira

Guardian journalist Uki Goñi discusses his career reporting from Buenos Aires.

Simon Waxman
Should gun deaths be spoken about in the debate about gun control?
Lynn Vavreck
Political Science and Political Reporting.
Joel Whitney

Any literate person could recognize that the essay was a work of art. But Google’s family-friendly algorithm decided it was porn.

Emma Goldhammer

The Russian dissident poet Kirill Medvedev struggles to craft a new left that is independent of the history of the Soviet Union.

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