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The Man Who Knew Too Little - The New York Times
The most ignorant man in America knows that Donald Trump is president — but that’s about it. Living a liberal fantasy is complicated.
politics  technology  news  nytimes  erikhagerman  ohio  athensohio  donaldtrump  media 
april 2018 by brendanmcfadden
EJ Johnson Is ‘Not Just Some Other Rich Girl’ - The New York Times
Magic Johnson’s son was outed as gay by TMZ, then became a reality show
star. All of 25, he is now embracing his role as a gender-flouting role model.
gender  identity  ejjohnson  nytimes  nytimesmag  lgbtq  sexuality  media 
december 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Why People in Mississippi Have to Watch the Giants - The New York Times
Most football fans in the South who turn on CBS at 1 p.m. Sunday to watch N.F.L. football will see Baltimore at Green Bay. A much smaller portion of the audience in the South — mostly those living in Florida — will see Jacksonville at Cleveland.

And then there is the pocket of TV viewers in Mississippi who will be shown Kansas City at the Giants. The Giants are a very bad team, and the Chiefs are not exactly Mississippi’s team.

So what’s the explanation?
scheduling  media  broadcasting  television  sports  nfl  football  nytimes 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Spurned by ESPN, Barstool Sports Is Staying on Offense - The New York Times
The insurgent media company has built a devoted following of what it sees as “average” sports fans: unruly, occasionally toxic and aggressively male.
sports  internet  socialmedia  barstoolsports  jaycaspiankang  nytimes  sportsmedia  media 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
RT, Sputnik and Russia’s New Theory of War - The New York Times
How the Kremlin built one of the most powerful information weapons of the 21st century— and why it may be impossible to stop.
nytimes  nytimesmag  kremlin  rt  russia  media 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Will I Get A Ticket? - Vestoj
A Conversation About Life After Vogue With Lucinda Chambers
fashion  vogue  journalism  media  lucinda  chambers  culture  vestoj 
july 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Glenn O’Brien’s Friends Remember a ‘Successful Maniac’ - The New York Times
Andy Warhol hired him. Madonna sang at his 50th birthday party. He taught readers of GQ and Details how to dress. Few people have navigated New York’s tribes — art, fashion, media, music — quite like Glenn O’Brien.
glennobrien  art  fashion  media  music  nytimes  newyork  downtown  scene  downtownny 
may 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Bill O'Reilly Has His Own Brian Williams Problem | Mother Jones
The Fox News host has said he was in a "war zone" that apparently no American correspondent reached.
billoreilly  motherjones  media  reporting  scandal 
february 2015 by brendanmcfadden
When Grief Wanted a Hero, Truth Didn't Get in the Way
He was the teenage hero who turned a horrifying school shooting into a parable of good against evil. His name is Ben Strong, the gregarious son of a preacher, and he was said to have displayed remarkable courage when he disarmed Michael Carneal, the 14-year-old killer who opened fire on a prayer group at Heath High School here on Dec. 1, 1997.
nytimes  schoolshootings  heathhighschool  media  ideas 
september 2014 by brendanmcfadden
From Mars
A young man’s adventures in women’s publishing.
thenewyorker  publishing  media  journalism 
july 2014 by brendanmcfadden
Off the Rack: Notes on Reducing My CD Collection
To be entirely honest, when I began contemplating the divestment of a large portion of my accumulation of recorded music, I wasn’t thinking of purging from what I deemed my “active” collection. No. I was going to take down the stacks and stacks of discs that were languishing in the deep shelves above the closets in the middle room of the railroad apartment in which I live with Claire. To actually get rid of one of the five racks in our living room was not something I had considered.
glennkenny  wonderingsound  music  cds  collecting  media  albums 
july 2014 by brendanmcfadden
Come On, Feel the Buzz
The rise of Politico news designed to generate clicks, rather than inform.
thebaffler  politics  media  politico 
november 2012 by brendanmcfadden

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