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How do humans come to believe all the impossible things we believe? The answers, one story at a time.

 

Aug 20, 2018

The U.S. caught up with political satire in the 2000s when Jon Stewart & Co. transformed Comedy Central's The Daily Show into an indispensable branch of the Fourth Estate. But political satire was thriving throughout Latin America decades before The Daily Show became a political force. Dr. Paul Alonso, author of Satiric...


Mar 9, 2018

Fake. Real. Accurate. True. They're the keywords in any debate about representation, the sticky wicket famously represented by Belgian surrealist René Magritte in his painting The Treachery of Images (1929): a flat, cartoonish depiction of a tobacco pipe squats atop the deliciously polemical fiat "This is not a pipe."...