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Ben Katchor had been a bit of a cultural phenomenon for nearly a decade before he became a MacArthur fellow--a first for a cartoonist--this summer; is this the beginning of comic-strip artists being recognized as "real" artists?

AOL's buyout of Time Warner may have been this year's largest new media/old media merger, but in terms of sheer market consolidation, PlanetOut's purchase of Liberation Publications in late March

Media critics are more accustomed to pointing out problems than pointing to victories.

The recent CBS-Viacom-bination--at $37 billion, the largest media deal ever--mirrored previous purchases, like Disney's acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC and Time Warner's taking of Turner Broadc

In May 1989 a small group of radio and newspaper journalists and media activists from Belgrade took over a small room in Central Belgrade that the Central Committee of the Yugoslav Communist Part

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This week: a haunting piece from Aleppo, a debate in the trans community and much more.

December 16, 2012

This week: the escalating crisis in Syria, right-to-work laws in Michigan and much more. 

December 8, 2012

This weel: a profile of civil rights champion Bryan Stevenson, an analysis of the Libor scandal, and much more.

November 30, 2012

This week: a debate on debt forgiveness, Burma's Rohingya crisis, and the War on Drugs' latest victims.

November 16, 2012

This week: A corruption trial in Brazil, problematic prostitution initiatives in California, and more. 

November 9, 2012

This week: a move against unions in Michigan, the displacement of Brazil's indigenous and several underreported perspectives on Hurricane Sandy.

November 1, 2012

This week: LGBT New Yorkers stand against stop-and-frisk, Obama makes his "kill list" permanent, and much more. 

October 26, 2012

This week: Planned Parenthood and poverty, the unnamed favelas of Rio de Janeiro, and much more.

October 19, 2012

This week: Canadian donations to American super PACs, religious minorities in Egypt, and much more. 

October 12, 2012

This week: waste in the Department of Homeland Security, Obama's turn on child soldiers and much more.

October 4, 2012