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August 21, 2015
Jon Stewart as a Debate Moderator? Yes, Please!
We need more primary and general election debates, featuring more candidates, more issues and bolder moderators.
August 19, 2015
An Epic On-Air Debate 40 Years Ago Marked the Downfall of Television News
The new documentary
The Best of Enemies
tells the story of the matchup that spawned the genre of “infotainment.”
August 6, 2015
Jon Stewart Showed Us He Could Grow—and America Could, Too
He’s spewed false equivalencies, he told Wyatt Cenac to “fuck off” for questioning him on race, but the almost-former host of
The Daily Show
has shown he can learn.
August 6, 2015
Comedians Debate: Is Amy Schumer’s ‘Trainwreck’ Sexist, or the New Feminism?
The feminist comedian and filmmaker is everywhere—and her fans’ expectations are mounting.
July 28, 2015
Why I’m Going to Miss Jon Stewart
And how will we watch the GOP debates without him?
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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July 14, 2015
Serena Williams Is Today’s Muhammad Ali
As a political symbol and an athletic powerhouse, Serena Williams is “the greatest” in her sport.
June 29, 2015
In the Wake of Charleston, Fox News Is Perplexed on Just What the Confederate Flag and the N-Word Mean
Are civil rights just an exercise in symbol management?
June 24, 2015
‘Orange Is the New Black’ Is Dead Wrong About Disability
Media portrayals that reinforce negative stereotypes about social programs and the individuals helped by them sow the seeds for damaging cuts.
June 22, 2015
What the Fox Is Going On Between Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch’s Sons?
Could shifts in Murdoch’s empire mean a kinder, gentler Fox News?
June 19, 2015
New Documentary Series Calls Out the Militarization of US Society
The theme of alternative foreign policy and national security possibilities is what animates an ambitious new project from our friends at Brave New Films.