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The Limits of Satire

What does satire do? What should we expect of it? Is it crucial to Western culture that we be free to produce it?

Sunday, January 18

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The Definition of a Dictionary

Merriam-Webster is revising its most authoritative tome for the digital age. But in an era of twerking and trolling, what should a dictionary look like?

Friday, January 16

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They Have Miao

How a reporter’s assistant got into trouble with Beijing security.

Thursday, January 15

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How to Succeed in Television

Meet Ben Sherwood, the new head of the Disney/ABC Television Group.

Tuesday, January 6

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Chasing the Cicada

Exploring the darkest corridors of the Internet.

Monday, January 5

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Genius Idea

Can a company best known for explaining Kanye West lyrics and telling Warren Buffett to do unseemly things actually annotate the world?

Sunday, January 4

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A Story of Perseverance

How ESPN anchor Stuart Scott battled cancer.

Saturday, January 3

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Chris Harrison: The Reigning King of #BachelorNation

The Bachelor's host, Chris Harrison, is now a divorced bachelor himself. It turns out coaching single men is a lot easier than being one.

Thursday, January 1

Monday, December 29

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King of Clickbait

How a young entrepreneur built a media empire by repackaging memes.

Saturday, December 27

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Pam and Tommy

The untold story of the world’s most infamous sex tape, and how the Internet spread it faster than anyone expected.

Monday, December 22

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How David Gregory Lost His Job

The inside story, involving low ratings, new ownership, suspected leaks, and a mandate that Meet the Press “loosen up.”