Monthly Archives: August 2012

CNN Reimagined

AKIE BERMISS: I’ve recently adopted a new coping mechanism for all the terrible news programs out there.  I now categorized my news sources in three basic groups.  There is the “What Is Happening” category – which is purely informative.  No…

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Should The New Yorker Publish Dead Writers?

MATTHEW DAVID BROZIK: I had zero idea who David Rakoff was before he died. I had read his New York Times magazine “Lives” entry, but that’s all… and I’d had no idea at the time that he was anyone well…

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Presidential Debate Moderators

AKIE BERMISS: Presidential election years are the World Cup of American politics.  For many people who don’t follow politics 75% of the time, it is the only year in which they really care about who is doing what.  Its when…

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by Cindy Hill

Stupid remarks by public officials — or anyone, really — are an extremely useful and important segment of public discourse. Why? They let you know what’s really going on in their heads.

A few years ago, when…

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