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The Triumph Of The Trivial Life

The Triumph Of The Trivial

By John Winters

We live in a society where mass communication has become democratized to the point of meaninglessness.

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A Political ‘Good’ Wife No More Politics

A Political ‘Good’ Wife No More

By Hinda Mandell

Eliot Spitzer and his wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, are divorcing after more than two decades of marriage. This has Hinda Mandell rethinking the sex-scandal script.

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Jonah Lehrer’s Fall — The How And Why Media

Jonah Lehrer’s Fall — The How And Why

By Tom Fiedler

Another young journalist whose byline will be forever linked to fabrication and plagiarism. From the pantheon of literary pop stars to the dungeon of fallen stars, Tom Fiedler looks at Jonah Lehrer’s lies.

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Our Characters, Ourselves Books

Our Characters, Ourselves

By Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman on why the development of “fictional” characters often tells us more about the writer — than the character.

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I Found It At The Movies Film/TV

I Found It At The Movies

By Aaron Beatty

TV is the new cinema — such is the prevailing sentiment of the time. But this casual acceptance of television’s coup-d’état as fact demands a little counter-programming.

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Fifty Shades Of Whatever Books

Fifty Shades Of Whatever

By Tom Perrotta

E.L. James’ runaway bestseller fails as a novel and as porn. But Tom Perrotta says in a funny way, this dual failure is probably also one of the secrets of the book’s outlandish success.

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