March 1977

  • Woodstein U: Notes on the Mass Production and Questionable Education of Journalists

    More than enough students are enrolled in journalism courses at this moment to replace every professional journalist now employed on an American newspaper. What explains this madcap scramble for jobs that don't exist, and how well are the students prepared? A veteran journalist reports on the state of America's schools of communications.

  • Whatever Happened to the Cranberry Crisis?

    Each day brings new discoveries, most of them alarming, about chemical poisoning in the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the air we breathe, and the manufacturing procedures we depend upon. Are we victims of crisis overkill, or are the dangers all too real? A report on the status of environmental crises, past and present.

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A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

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What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

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How Will Climate Change Affect Cities?

Urban planners and environmentalists predict the future of city life.

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The Inner Life of a Drag Queen

A short documentary about cross-dressing, masculinity, identity, and performance

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Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

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