logo

24 September 2018

logo

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.

Play entire video
Recorded:May 30    Posted:Jun 3, 2013
Download:
mp3
Critic Proof | Jun 3, 2013 | Alyssa Rosenberg & Noreen Malone

The Wright Show

Is Alex Jones a free speech martyr?

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and David Kaye, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of expression, discuss the conspiracy theorist’s banishment by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

MeaningofLife.tv

What does #MeToo reveal about the Catholic Church?

playvideo screenshot

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Christopher White, national correspondent for the Catholic news site Crux, revisit the 2002 Church sex abuse scandal in light of the #MeToo movement.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The DMZ

Affluenza at Georgetown Prep

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss why some conservative women are reluctant to dismiss the claims made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

MeaningofLife.tv

“We should just cut each other some slack”

playvideo screenshot

John Horgan explains how writing his new free e-book, Mind-Body Problems, made him embrace some wacky theories of consciousness.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

Feminine Chaos

Redemption essays by #MeToo men

playvideo screenshot

Phoebe Maltz Bovy and Kat Rosenfield analyze whether the recent personal essays by Jian Ghomeshi and John Hockenberry should have been published.

The Wright Show

Is Trump scary or pathetic?

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus debate whether creeping authoritarianism is a real danger.

The Wright Show

“I did not find the book to be surprising or shocking”

playvideo screenshot

National security reporter Marc Ambinder critiques Bob Woodward’s new book on the Trump administration.

Market solutions to inequality

playvideo screenshot

Economist Robin Hanson and social scientist Simon DeDeo debate the social and economic causes of the gender pay gap.

The DMZ

The politics of hurricanes

playvideo screenshot

As Hurricane Florence nears the coast, Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the political effect of massive storms.