• Posts Tagged ‘Mediated’

    Appearance, narrative, reality and truth

    by  • January 6, 2013 • Commentary • 0 Comments

    A treasured theme of my high school English papers has been troubling me again lately. I used to think of the tensions between appearance and reality in terms of misapprehension or deception — Oedipus unwittingly bedding his mother, or Viola pretending to be a man in “Twelfth Night.” I suppose this suited my teen...

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    Going positive

    by  • July 23, 2012 • Commentary • 1 Comment

    How many people have to die to suspend a presidential campaign for a day? Seriously – had, say, only eight persons died in the Aurora shooting, would the candidates have shut down their campaigns? What about five? I ask similar questions of my Basic Reporting students: Suppose Al Qaeda had quietly murdered 3,000 people...

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