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At the Whitney, a Different Take on the Moving Image

By SUSAN DELSON Oct. 25, 2016 12:42 p.m. ET The Wall Street Journal Put down that smartphone. Step away from the remote. “Dreamlands” is here. Opening Friday at the Whitney Museum of American Art, “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016” presents a bracingly different take on the moving image—not as something to catch on your […]

The State of the Presidential Debate

By Jill Lepore   This election’s first Presidential debate will be held on September 26th, the anniversary of the first televised Presidential debate, between Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy, in 1960. Nixon and Kennedy met in a bare CBS studio in Chicago, without an audience; the event was broadcast, live, by CBS, NBC, […]

There’s No Debate

By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship   Let’s call the whole thing off. Not the election, although if we only had a magic reset button we could pretend this sorry spectacle never happened and start all over. No, we mean the presidential debates — which, if the present format and moderators remain as they are, […]

Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces and Microaggressions: Discussing Questions of Freedom of Speech on Campus

By Amanda Christy Brown and Katherine Schulten   This August, as a new school year was about to begin, the University of Chicago captured media attention with the letter it addressed to incoming first-years. As The Times reported in “University of Chicago Strikes Back Against Campus Political Correctness“: The anodyne welcome letter to incoming freshmen […]

Real debates illuminate issues. Presidential ‘debates’ debase them

By Jeff Jacoby   One of the country’s most experienced political commentators, a senior columnist at The New York Times, bemoans the disgraceful spectacles that presidential debates have turned into. “These high-stakes showdowns,” he writes, “are gushing fountains of misinformation, disinformation, posturing, prevarication, and puerility.” The nation’s foremost TV news anchor agrees. “The debates are […]

How To Fix America’s Presidential Debates

By Robert Rosenkranz   Finally, America may have a shot at real presidential debates — debates that require the candidates to discuss substantive issues with depth and nuance, to marshal relevant facts, to respond to challenges, and to demonstrate their ability to transcend memorized sound bites and actually think on their feet. The current format […]

How To Write an outstanding Heritage Essay

First off we must check with, What comprises a really good historical past essay? If only for the very good reason that quality is in the eye – and reflects the intellectual state – of the reader, probably no two people will completely agree.

Starting up the Scholastic Essay

The author belonging to the educational essay is meant to convince audience associated with an concept according to facts. The starting of the essay is a vital starting point within this procedure. That allows you to get involved audience and determine your influence, the start of your essay may need to carry out some company.

This Debate Model Could Actually Challenge Presidential Candidates

The five reaming Republican candidates will debate tonight in Houston. The debates have draw big ratings wins for news organizations—13.5 million people watched the last GOP debate on CBS two weeks ago. For the news networks, the debates have become sporting events, with a national anthem, a highly produced introduction with photos and soundbites from the […]