The Briefing 10-06-17

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  • Partisanship comes to late-night: What the turn in comedy tells us about the culture
  • Dark, anxious, and realistic: Why comedians now want audiences to wince while they laugh
  • Art as a form of moral subversion: Exhibit about gender aims to upend very idea of gender
  • Worldview book recommendation: “The Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Briefing 06-05-17

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  • ISIS claims terror attack in London as British intelligence reveals UK home to 23,000 jihadists
  • Comedy and morality: When transgressive humor outpaces even the far left
  • Does "mindset" affect poverty? The complicated, reciprocal relationship between worldview & economics
  • Foreign policy realism and the legacy of Pres. Carter's National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski