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26 July 2021

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Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post) and Noreen Malone (The New Republic)

On Critic Proof, Alyssa and Noreen compare New Girl creator Liz Meriwether with Girls creator Lena Dunham, especially in terms of their presentation of sex on TV. Alyssa describes how New Girl has grown on her despite her apprehensions about star Zooey Deschanel. She also discusses Mindy Kaling’s show The Mindy Project. Why are the breakout characters on the new crop of female-centric comedies mostly male? Is charm on the decline among men? Is the “unromantic comedy” on the rise? Are traditional romantic comedies bad for women? Turning back to New Girl, they suggest that romcoms could succeed by becoming more realistic about love and life.

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Recorded:May 30    Posted:Jun 3, 2013
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Critic Proof | Jun 3, 2013 | Alyssa Rosenberg & Noreen Malone

The Wright Show

Are we stuck with Covid?

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Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus discuss the possibility that Covid vaccines will become a permanent part of life.

The Glenn Show

Pushing back against “disinformation”

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Glenn Loury and Richard Epstein discuss critical race theory and the legal history of racial redress in the US.

Psychopolitica

Is Putin a mystic?

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Following the revelation that Putin owns a float tank, Nikita Petrov and John Horgan speculate that he may be the Übermensch.

The DMZ

BIF! POW!

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Bill Scher and Matt K. Lewis push back on bipartisan infrastructure deal pessimism.

Culturally Determined

“In this Ohio diner…”

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with DougJ, who runs the parody Twitter account New York Times Pitchbot, about a lazy trope of reporting on Middle America.

The Wright Show

Law and Order: Global Edition

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Robert Wright and Eli Lake debate whether autocracies violate international rules and norms more than democracies.

Empire state of mind

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International relations scholars John Ikenberry and Patrick Porter debate whether America is an empire.

The Glenn Show

Defining CRT

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Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss the rhetoric and politics of the critical race theory debate.

Talkin’ bout a revolution (in US foreign policy)

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Stephen Wertheim of the Carnegie Endowment and Thomas Wright of the Brookings Institution debate whether the US should fundamentally reevaluate its military engagement abroad.