June 24, 2018, 1:30

Culture
  • Time to Dump John Oliver Into Boston Harbor

    Try this thought experiment: imagine moving abroad as a comedy journalist, where much of your reporting a ...

    Try this thought experiment: imagine moving abroad as a comedy journalist, where much of your reporting amounts to mockery of the host country. Imagine, too, that residents of that country find your r ...

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  • Giving Up the Ghost of Objective Journalism

    What the Greatest, Silent, and Boomer generations always regarded as the ideal of “objective journalism” ...

    What the Greatest, Silent, and Boomer generations always regarded as the ideal of “objective journalism” was actually the exception, not the rule. That was true from the time of Gutenberg until that o ...

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  • The Sorrow and Glory of Holy Week

    In ages past, come Holy Week, the body would have been ravaged by fasting. That’s the point of Mardi Gras ...

    In ages past, come Holy Week, the body would have been ravaged by fasting. That’s the point of Mardi Gras, after all: one last night of self-indulgence before starving oneself over a month and a half. ...

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  • Roseanne Really is Deplorable

    Roseanne Barr is not a conservative. Ronald Reagan and William F. Buckley were not exactly her favorite p ...

    Roseanne Barr is not a conservative. Ronald Reagan and William F. Buckley were not exactly her favorite people. She supported Bill Clinton’s first presidential run to the point that she claimed her nu ...

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  • A Life of the Land, Cut Short

    Our world is full of wrath and bombast: bickering politicians, Facebook quarrels, tempestuous wars, cultu ...

    Our world is full of wrath and bombast: bickering politicians, Facebook quarrels, tempestuous wars, cultural schisms. Amid this vitriol, it can be easy to lose hope, to look for peace and find none. F ...

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  • Justin Timberlake Unleashes the Technopoly

    Pop culture hero Justin Timberlake released his new album “Man in the Woods” last Friday, and quickly fol ...

    Pop culture hero Justin Timberlake released his new album “Man in the Woods” last Friday, and quickly followed it up with Sunday’s rather underwhelming Super Bowl halftime show. While Timberlake tries ...

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