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June 18, 2018

On the Border Family Separation Crisis: There are Enough Pictures Now

On the Border Family Separation Crisis: There are Enough Pictures Now
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By Christa Olson I know enough to be skeptical that pictures of abuse will call people to action. And yet, that appears to be what is happening right now.

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June 15, 2018

Immigration Hysteria and a Show Summit: Our Visual Roundup of the Week

Immigration Hysteria and a Show Summit: Our Visual Roundup of the Week
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By Michael Shaw Before the Trump era, you could count on the news to slow down in the summer. Instead, drama, chaos, and hysteria continue as the order of the day.

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June 14, 2018

From the Olympics to Singapore: Kim Jong Un’s Remarkable Visual Makeover

From the Olympics to Singapore: Kim Jong Un’s Remarkable Visual Makeover
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By Marta Zarzycka — Kim Jong Un has proved himself a master at softening his media image. His summit with Donald Trump in Singapore was just the latest example. 

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May 25, 2018

Royals, Massacres and the Korea Dance: Our Visual Roundup of the Week

Royals, Massacres and the Korea Dance: Our Visual Roundup of the Week
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By Michael Shaw  “Something old and something new” was the theme of the visual week. The royal wedding counted as both--and sadly, so did the latest school massacre.

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May 18, 2018

Between Jerusalem, Gaza and the Media: The Tear Gas Spectacular

Between Jerusalem, Gaza and the Media: The Tear Gas Spectacular
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By Michael Shaw What stokes the media as effectively as it fuels insurgency and state power--especially in the Trump era? Simply put, it's the fireworks.

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