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The Briefing 10-06-17

Partisanship comes to late-night: What the turn in comedy tells us about the culture Dark, anxious, and realistic: Why comedians now want audiences to wince while they laugh Art as a form of moral subversion: Exhibit about gender aims to upend very idea of gender Worldview book recommendation: “The Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro

October 6, 2017



The Briefing 09-29-17

A pornographic revolution, Playboy, and the death of Hugh Hefner The lie at the heart of ‘Banned Books Week’ ‘No problem’ or ‘You’re welcome’? Exploring the link between language and etiquette Worldview book recommendation: Wired for Intimacy

September 29, 2017


The Briefing 05-19-17

Political game changer? DOJ appoints former FBI Dir. Robert Mueller as special counsel in Russia probe Roger Ailes, Fox News founder who toppled the liberal media monopoly, dies at 77 Lay off the avocado toast: Why is financial prudence a controversial message these days? Friday Book Recommendation: "The Silk Roads: A New History of the World" by Peter Frankopan

May 19, 2017


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