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  • Constellation of Secret Evil
    by WNYC Studios on May 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    A controversial bill in Alabama is the latest in a wave of different abortion bans sweeping the country. This week, On the Media looks at the influence of Janet Porter, a little-known lobbyist who has been pushing what are misleadingly referred to as “heartbeat” laws. And, a deep dive into the rise of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, and what his autocratic regime tells us about the future of Europe. Plus, a new book reveals how […]

  • The Past, Present and Future of Nikole Hannah-Jones
    by WNYC Studios on May 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    This week, we want to bring you a terrific new episode of Death, Sex and Money, another WNYC show that we think our listeners will appreciate. The show's host, Anna Sale, is on maternity leave, and an exciting cohort of former guests and friends of the show are hosting in her absence, talking with the people they're most curious about. The episode this week is hosted by Al Letson. Normally he hosts the podcast Reveal, but here he’s […]

  • A Crisis of Cognition
    by Jeff Jarvis on April 25, 2019 at 10:52 am

    In journalism, we think our job is to “get the story.” We teach the skill of “knowing what a story is.” We call ourselves “storytellers.” We believe that through stories — or as we also like to say when feeling uppish, “narrative”— we attract and hold attention, impart facts in engaging fashion, and explain the world. My […] The post A Crisis of Cognition appeared first on BuzzMachine. […]

  • Proposals for Reasonable Technology Regulation and an Internet Court
    by Jeff Jarvis on April 2, 2019 at 12:09 am

    I have seen the outlines of a regulatory and judicial regime for internet companies that begins to make sense to me. In it, platforms set and are held accountable for their standards and assurances while government is held to account for its job — enforcing the law — with the establishment of internet courts. I have not […] The post Proposals for Reasonable Technology Regulation and an Internet Court appeared first on BuzzMachine. […]

  • What the press gets wrong on the US-Iran relationship
    by Andrew Lee Butters on May 17, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    The stage has been set for yet another war in the Persian Gulf. This week, the Trump administration battened down the hatches—evacuating non-essential personnel at US embassies and consulates in Iraq, sending B-52 bombers and Patriot missiles to US bases in the region—to prepare for what was supposedly  a looming Iranian storm. US officials floated […]

  • Letters to the Editor
    by The Editors on May 17, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    HERE IS A SELECTION OF LETTERS AND EMAILS we’ve received since March, including in response to the Perception Issue of our magazine. Please send correspondence to, along with your name, address, and any relevant affiliation.   Confrontation and giggles at Jacob Wohl press conference, by Jared Holt (May 9) It’s worth noting that this […]