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A Quiet Book for our Very Loud Time

Charlie Mackesy’s illustrated book explores love, fear, acceptance and belonging. It’s a perfect anecdote for our anxious age.

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Day Five: Love is in the Air

George speaks, the people swoon and protesters protest on. Day five of my 2004 Republican National Convention coverage for MTV News.

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Day Four: Repent, Pantie People. Repent!

A Democratic stands before the 2004 Republican National Convention and demands his party repent. Day four of my 2004 Republican National Convention coverage for MTV News.

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Day Three: Fishing for Girlie Men – The Police Strike Back

Arnold Schwarzenegger explains the difference between Republican manly men and the girlie men the NYPD are rounding up in the streets. Day three of my 2004 Republican National Convention coverage for MTV News.

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Day Two: No Rest for the Weary – RNC Protesters Can’t Call it a Day

The sun’s going down but the protest marches on. Day two of my 2004 Republican National Convention coverage for MTV News.

Protester in New York City during the 2004 Republican National Convention
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Day One: Disorganize This – Protesters Confront the Republican National Convention

In 2004, George Bush and the RNC held their convention in New York City. They weren’t exactly welcomed. Day One of my 2004 Republican National Convention coverage for MTV News.

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China’s Perfecting the Tools of a Propaganda State

The future of propaganda is now. We’re watching it with China’s media response and social media control of information related to the Hong Kong protests.

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Would You Turn Your Child into a Cyborg?

A mom hacks Google Glass to help her autistic son understand facial expressions. Along the way, she wonders how neurotechnologies will influence how we augment ourselves, what traits we’ll consider inherently human, and what might be lost as we rid ourselves of them.