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Boring Candidates, Viral Videos: The Tough Life of SNL's Political Comedy Guru
October 18, 2012

In the era of the 24-hour political satire cycle, writing for Saturday Night Live is harder than ever.

Voices of Their Generations? An Israeli Novelist Shows That Lena Dunham May Have Something To Say
October 16, 2012

Israeli novelist Shani Boianjiu may indeed be the Israeli Lena Dunham. That reflects well on Dunham.

Economics in Action: The Life-Changing, Nobel-Winning Work of Al Roth
October 16, 2012

Roth’s influence is anything but theoretical. His effects on society are far-reaching.

Generation Whine
October 05, 2012

From Lena Dunham to "FUCK! I'm in My Twenties," inside the cultural fixation with the worries of privileged twentysomethings.

Barack Obama, Supportable and Inscrutable
October 05, 2012

Why are we no closer to understanding Barack Obama?

Corporations Are People When They Donate to Campaigns—But Not When They Violate Human Rights?
October 02, 2012

The Supreme Court this week took a position at odds with it's Citizens United holding: corporations aren't persons when they aid and abet torture.

The NFL Replacement Refs Reach the Tipping Point
September 25, 2012

The story of the locked-out refs is about NFL greed. But it's also about more than football.

The Catholic Bishops Move Even Further Away From Social Justice
September 20, 2012

The Bishops' Conference replaces an anti-poverty advocate with a far-right pro-life activist. R.I.P. social justice?

The Cranky Wisdom of Peter Kaplan
September 14, 2012

New York’s last romantic gets his own magazine.

Who’s Middle Class And Who’s Not: A Retort to Romney and Obama
September 14, 2012

Romney's latest gaffe raises the question, "Who's middle class and who's not?"

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