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April 13, 2019

The Black Hole Picture: Ultimately, the Viral Image is More a Reflection of Ourselves

The Black Hole Picture: Ultimately, the Viral Image is More a Reflection of Ourselves
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By Edward Brydon If we really can’t see a black hole, the next best thing is a picture we find familiar.

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April 11, 2019

Photography Challenge: Straddling Female Stereotypes as Women Become Marines

Photography Challenge: Straddling Female Stereotypes as Women Become Marines
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By Wendy Kozol — How well does Lynsey Addario’s New York Times boot camp story stand up in the age of #MeToo?

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April 1, 2019

The Meaning of Roseanne Barr in Jerusalem

The Meaning of Roseanne Barr in Jerusalem
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By KC McGinnis How Hollywood star power negotiates a career fallout by heading to the Holy Land.

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March 29, 2019

Mulling on Mueller, Mo’ Beto, and So Much Posterizing: Our Social Week

Mulling on Mueller, Mo’ Beto, and So Much Posterizing: Our Social Week
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By Rian Dundon This week, our social feeds focused on post-Mueller anxiety, more personality politics, and images legitimizing and delegitimizing.

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March 27, 2019

Trump and Reporters on the South Lawn: Getting Stranger by the Day

Trump and Reporters on the South Lawn: Getting Stranger by the Day
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By Michael Shaw The reason I’m writing this is because the photos of Trump and reporters on the South Lawn have become flat out bizarre lately.

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