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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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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Instagram Food Is a Sad, Sparkly Lie – Eater

Those food shots you see on Instagram aren't about eating what's in the photo. Instead, they showcase the privilege of being somewhere where such food exists to begin with.

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Americans Hate the Media

Where goes truth when a new Gallup poll indicates American trust in the media is (yet again) at an all-time low?

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Getting to Know What We Do Not Know

A new study shows how little we know about current and historical events. This affects strategies for how we understand and process the news.

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Language, Militias and Occupation

What should the media call an armed group that takes over federal property and makes political demands? Oregon gives us a chance to consider.

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Politico: Obama’s a Puppet Master

Politico complains that Obama plays the press. Same as it ever was: Every president's played the press.

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Dazzling. Deceitful. Distracting.

How news organizations are covering fact and fiction in the 2012 presidential campaign.

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Pussy Riot and Massacres

Pussy Riot gets the headlines. Meantime, killings and massacres continue. Why the media covers what it covers.

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