Category: media

TMZ Is the Justice of the Masses

Christopher Beha's Arts & Entertainments, and how we create and consume stories of other people's lives in order to feel better about our own.
Eve Tushnet August 1, 2014

Why Facebook’s Experiment Threatens Further Manipulation

Facebook has taken a lot of heat in the past few days for toying with users’ emotions—albeit for scientific…
Gracy Olmstead July 1, 2014

Somewhere, Bin Laden Is Smiling

Bowe Bergdahl was “an American prisoner of war captured on the battlefield” who “served the United States with distinction…
Patrick Buchanan June 6, 2014

Twitter Is Alive and Well

Despite The Atlantic’s elegy for Twitter last week, the real-time social network simply isn’t dead. Far from it—instead of dying…

Peter King and the Hawks’ Hysterical Attacks on Rand Paul

Those accusing the Kentucky senator of fear-mongering should look in the mirror.
MIchael Ames April 17, 2014

Richard Powers and the Blown-Up Cultural Narrative

When music is freed from cultural filters, how do fans find the songs that matter?
Scott Galupo March 24, 2014

A Preview of the Oscar’s Best Picture Nominees

Rounding up the candidates in contention for taking home the statuette
Marjorie Romeyn-Sanabria February 28, 2014

Defining Digital “Mindfulness”

What is “mindfulness”? TIME Magazine recently released a cover story on “The Mindful Revolution,” outlining a return to conscious…
Gracy Olmstead February 25, 2014

Olympic Failure: Bode Miller’s Interview and American Sensationalism

The awful interview was just giving Americans what they really want.
Gracy Olmstead February 18, 2014

Defending the Case Against Woody Allen

Can we really trust ourselves—our minds, eyes, and ears—to Allen’s hands?
Gracy Olmstead February 5, 2014