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Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

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Friday, May 13, 2016

What's worse: an algorithm controlling the news you see, or humans? Plus, being public editor; normalizing Trump; and when Anthony Weiner ran for mayor.

Is 2016 A "Critical Election?"

Friday, May 06, 2016

"Critical elections" occur every few decades and can lead to major shifts in the nature of political parties. We may be in the midst of one. 

The 1979 Iranian Revolution: The Game

Friday, May 06, 2016

A video-game designer puts you in the shoes of an Iranian photojournalist during the 1979 Revolution. 

The Media's Third Party Delusion

Friday, May 06, 2016

Could the year that has seen the success of candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders be the moment for a third party centrist? Probably not! But the media sure wish so.

A Recent History of Electoral Skulduggery

Friday, April 29, 2016

Cruz and Kasich's short-lived alliance was just the latest GOP maneuver to block the presumptive nominee, and the latest in a long history of electoral skulduggery.

Mexico's Missing 43

Friday, April 29, 2016

The haunting disappearance of 43 students in Mexico may finally force a kind of reckoning.

Revisiting the Belfast Project

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Boston College is once again being subpoenaed to turn over the confidential collection of interviews with Irish militia members known as the Belfast Project. 
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"We've Lived Tragedy for 35 Years": Performing a Shakespearean Comedy in Kabul

Friday, April 22, 2016

The staging of Shakespeare's comedy Love's Labors Lost in Kabul as a celebration of hope and a form of therapy.

Our Shakespeare, Ourselves

Friday, April 22, 2016

How the fight over the true identity of William Shakespeare reflects shifting perceptions of culture, class, genius, art, and... ourselves. 

VIDEO! Shakespeare In the Park

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Brooke donned her finest ruff and took a trip to Washington Square Park to hear what the Bard means to the "rabble" (as he would say).
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Little Pink Pill

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The first FDA-approved drug to treat sexual dysfunction in women has been hailed as "the female Viagra." But like nearly all aspects of the drug, it's not quite that simple.
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76 Countries, 400 Journalists, 11.5 Million Documents

Friday, April 08, 2016

The Panama Papers are the result of an unprecedented feat of journalistic coordination. We check in with reporters from around the world who were involved. 

Panama and the USA: A Finance Story

Friday, April 08, 2016

How US corporate and political interests aligned to create the perfect conditions for the Panamanian offshore banking industry to flourish.   

The Man Behind the Men Behind "All the President's Men"

Friday, April 08, 2016

Forty years after its release, "All the President's Men" is still seen as a symbol of all that is good in American journalism. If it weren't for one man, it might not have been so.

The Exploits and Inspiration of Africa's Most (and Least) Well-Known Undercover Reporter

Friday, April 01, 2016

The most celebrated face of investigative journalism in Africa belongs to a journalist who very few would recognize. He's even disguised himself as a rock to report a story.

Why Should You Read That Depressing News Story?

Friday, April 01, 2016

When President Obama criticized the press this week, he extended his criticism to the public too. As as members of a news-consuming public, what ethical responsibilities do we have? 

Is This Food Racist?

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

How do our assumptions about people affect our assumptions about their food? And how do their assumptions about our food affect how we feel about ourselves?
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Cuba: Tierra de Muchos Clichés

Friday, March 25, 2016

Cuba! Land of music, land of cars, land of cigars and rum! Most of all: land of worn out media clichés and tropes. A style guide for bad Cuba coverage.

Former ISIS Hostage: 'We Need A New Narrative'

Friday, March 25, 2016

French journalist Nicolas Henin was held hostage by ISIS for ten months. He says declarations of war against the terrorist group is exactly what it wants.

Bringing to Light U.S. Role in Argentina's Dirty War

Friday, March 25, 2016

On his visit to Argentina on the 40th anniversary of the military coup, Obama vowed to declassify documents showing U.S. role in abetting Argentina's Dirty War.