‘Ten Years Ago, the BBC and Apple Had the Same Global Revenues’
The British media giant has fallen behind the times; fighting the Islamic State group’s propaganda may require propaganda in turn; meanwhile, Nutella struggles to dissociate its chocolatey spread from fecal matter. These discoveries and more below.
Weakened BBC Would See ‘American Tastemakers’ Dominate U.K., Chief Says BBC director general Tony Hall said Monday that the U.K. public broadcaster must become an online “pioneer” to remain a key player in the digital age, promising a “myBBC revolution.”
Fear of a Radical Pope The Pope is engaged in a struggle to bring the Church into the modern age. And American conservatives are fighting him every step of the way.
The Pitfalls of Transgender Celebrity Increasingly over the past few years there have been rumors that Bruce Jenner is a transgender woman.
The East India Company: The Original Corporate Raiders For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant.
Local News Plays Critical Role in U.S, Though News Environments and Habits Vary Dramatically Nearly nine-in-ten residents follow local news closely — and about half do so very closely, according to a detailed examination of local news ecologies in three different metro areas in the U.S.
The Real Plan to Turn a Huge Swath of Northeast LA and Chinatown Into a Farm With a big-time rehab headed for a huge stretch of the LA River, why not start rethinking the surrounding areas?
Giuliani: Toxic Avenger Returns, Belching More Poison Rudy Giuliani was accused by one Washington Post columnist of ‘blowing a racist dog whistle’ for stating, ‘I do not believe that the President loves America…He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.’
Will the New Page One Meetings Finally Make the Times Digital First? Last Thursday, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet announced a radical change: The Gray Lady’s twice-daily Page One meetings would no longer be focusing on the print paper.
Why It’s So Hard to Stop Islamic State Propaganda It requires telling a better story. And the U.S. hasn’t come up with one yet.
A Note on Call-Out Culture Call-out culture refers to the tendency among progressives, radicals, activists, and community organizers to publicly name instances or patterns of oppressive behaviour and language use by others.
Why Netanyahu’s Speech Didn’t Do His American Allies Any Favors Tuesday’s speech to Congress by Benjamin Netanyahu may have been about theater (it isn’t like there was some confusion about his position on Iran that he had to come here to clarify), but it did put before the American public a forceful statement of the Likud/Republican position on the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.
Vince Vaughn and Co-stars Pose for Idiotic Stock Photos You Can Have for Free Stock photos have a bad rap. They’re campy and cheesy and the butt of plenty of jokes. But what’s great about them is they’re often the catalyst for promotions or gags—sort of a comedic blank slate.
American Pastor Who Helped Uganda Create ‘Kill The Gays’ Law Will Be Tried For Crimes Against Humanity Most of us go our entire lives without ever standing trial for crimes against humanity.
All Fiction Follows One of Six Basic Storylines, According to New Research Begging to differ, John Walsh can’t even begin to number the ways.
Nutella’s Attempts to Keep People From Calling It “Poop” Are Valiant but Futile Last week, Nutella launched a campaign in France called “Say It With Nutella.” This campaign did not, as I’d hoped, involve putting Nutella in frosting pens and letting people scrawl notes on toast with it.
Bob Dylan Does the American Standards His Way In his first interview in nearly three years, the legendary singer-songwriter talks about his new disc, ‘Shadows in the Night,’ his love for Frank Sinatra and about life in his 70s.Wait, before you go…
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