Media

Just Don’t Look

Filmmaker Adam McKay has created a perfect metaphor for our times. A dark comedy that asks: what if science; politics; climate change; bouncy, mindless talk shows; willful ignorance; pop culture; social media and money, all intersected?

The answer is “Don’t Look Up.” Leonardo DiCaprio and … Read More

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:’2yGw2ZGfSjxRP39X_V-Nfg’,sig:’JkpkBs3aJMcpnM1HwOxiSQoXTiy6CIZPYpVufgEJeXU=’,w:’594px’,h:’437px’,items:’1198921166′,caption: true ,tld:’com’,is360: false })}); Depressed about the last 12 months of well, . . . you fill in the blank. The magazine, Wired, reported a list of “21 Things That Made the World a Better Place in 2021.” Here are a … Read More

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Prime Time offered a mix of news, interviews, and insights into politics and how those in power work the levers of power in Washington. He often reserved his harshest assessment of others for a segment called, “Let’s Get After It!” His approach … Read More

Easier said than done.

However, Frances Haugen, the former Facebook data scientist who came forward with thousands of internal documents to back up her claims that the engagement-based algorithms created by the tech giant are used to deepen “divides, destabilize democracies, and make young girls … Read More

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Do You Doom Surf?

Doomsurfing and doomscrolling . . .  [refer] to the tendency to continue to surf or scroll through bad news . . . without the ability to stop or step back. — Merriam Webster

Covid, political tribalism, uncertainty, distrust. Up late at night doomsurfing? The new … Read More

“The Truth is Essential.” – A New York Times statement that frequently runs in the newspaper. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:’a8iRPvpvTUxcBXG8hXFVfg’,sig:’Z-niZd03-qfkeqhlE1_Y97DN-6OFGs60TR-qKbvJeHE=’,w:’509px’,h:’339px’,items:’1136415038′,caption: true ,tld:’com’,is360: false })}); The last four years has seen a dramatic erosion of facts and truth, one of the essentials of our democracy. In … Read More