There's a new spate of working-class sitcoms, and they're not sold on the American dream

Jul 25, 2022
"They're sort of poking fun at the idea of upward mobility, of the American dream being something that's attainable," said Vulture's Roxana Hadadi.
Craig Robinson, left, and Rell Battle star in the new working-class comedy "Killing It."
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Is this what the “metaverse” looks like?

Jun 1, 2022
“Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal takes a guided tour of a virtual world.
Kai Ryssdal explores a simulated conference room using a virtual reality headset.
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BBC's funding system under fire amid viewership changes, Conservatives' hostility

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Feb 1, 2022
Boris Johnson's government may scrap the national license fee that's funded the UK broadcaster for generations.
The BBC's primary revenue source, a compulsory annual fee paid by the British people, is  stirring vigorous opposition.
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New this season: Traditional holiday movies with LGBTQ storylines

Dec 23, 2020
Lifetime, Hallmark and Hulu are all streaming holiday movies featuring same-sex love stories.
The cast and crew of Hulu's "Happiest Season" at the movie's drive-in premiere on Nov. 17 in Los Angeles.
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How American government propaganda was born

A new book sees the roots of modern government persuasion in a World War I-era agency.
The media during the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson. A new book by John Maxwell Hamilton sees the origins of modern government persuasion in a World War I-era office set up by the Woodrow Wilson administration in 1917.
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Private equity bought Deadspin. It didn't work out.

Nov 1, 2019
The website, once the go-to for sports and culture, is now a shell of its former self.
Deadspin is effectively deceased.
Illustration on original photo by Brian Henderson/Flickr

CBS and Viacom announce merger — again

Aug 13, 2019
This time around, the media landscape is "completely different," says Keach Hagey of the Wall Street Journal.
The CBS headquarters in New York City in 2013.
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Serious Eats and the seriously tough business of digital media

Jun 11, 2019
Serious Eats was Ed Levine's "dream job." "I just didn't know all the baggage that would come with the dream job."
Ed Levine, creator of Serious Eats and author of the new book, "Serious Eater: A Food Lover's Perilous Quest for Pizza and Redemption."
Photo by Vicky Wasik, courtesy of Serious Eats

Social media, elections and fake news: India edition

Apr 5, 2019
As national elections approach, voters are being targeted with fake news on WhatsApp.
An Indian newspaper vendor reads a newspaper with a full back page advertisement from WhatsApp intended to counter fake information in New Delhi on July 10, 2018.
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How social media helped change the way we connect

Feb 4, 2019
Facebook went live 15 years ago. But how did social media shape the (greater) social network?
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote address at the f8 Developer Conference April 21, 2010 in San Francisco, California.
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