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Nigeria's New Media
No News Is Bad News

The memory of 20th-century totalitarianism causes many in the West to conjure up images of state-run media using heavy-handed propaganda to indoctrinate the masses in a particular ideology. This is no longer the main threat.

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Not Quite the Big Picture

A new book on the changing face of Hollywood is smarter on commerce than on culture.  

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Drilling Down at Cannes

Let’s not roll out the red carpet as Saudi Arabia enters the movie business.

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The King of Masks

How the “Xi change” in China is causing an invisible earthquake.

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We All Play Our Parts

Five discomfiting aspects of the media spectacle that now accompanies every mass shooting.

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With All Due Respect

A lesson from Nigeria, on balancing the blessings of modernity and the celebration of an ancestral past.

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Cambodia’s Python Regime

The gradual, deadly constriction of freedom in one small country.

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Will Big Sister Be Watching?

Digital omniscience meets “the crooked timber of humanity.”

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The Not-So-Magic Kingdom

Disney is hardly alone in groveling before the gates of the Middle Kingdom.

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Academic Freedom in an Era of Globalization

The campus free speech wars aren’t the only threat to American higher education.

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