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20 June 2019

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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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Critic Proof | Jun 3, 2013 | Alyssa Rosenberg & Noreen Malone

MeaningofLife.tv

Mourning on Twitter

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade speaks with Rachel Vorona-Cote, who recently wrote about grieving for her mother’s death in the essay “The Fraught Culture of Online Mourning.”

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The Glenn Show

The “black silent majority”

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Michael Fortner describes his book Black Silent Majority: The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment, about support for draconian drug laws in the black community in the 1970s.

The Wright Show

Anti-interventionism isn’t isolationism

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Chris Preble, author of the new book Peace, War, and Liberty: Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy, explains why his libertarian skepticism about military intervention isn’t the same as isolationism.

Drezburt

Envisioning a post-Trump foreign policy

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Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner discuss what the next Democratic president would do if Trump loses in 2020.

The Wright Show

How do Iranians view Trump?

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Iranian-American journalist Negar Mortazavi explains.

The DMZ

Into the Amash pit

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Matt Lewis explains why he would readily vote for libertarian GOP congressman Justin Amash, who is weighing a presidential run.

Culturally Determined

“This is my home”

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Chris Arnade, author of the new book Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America, discusses why many Americans don’t move away from where they grew up to seek better opportunities.

MeaningofLife.tv

Abuse in the yoga community

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Josh Summers speaks with Matthew Remski, author of the new book Practice and All Is Coming, about the prevalence of sexual assault in highly devoted yoga communities.

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The Wright Show

The downside of civic engagement

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Oliver Burkeman, author of the recent Guardian essay “How the news took over reality,” says viewing the world through a political lens may ultimately be bad for democracy.