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  • When Black Writers Were Public Enemy No. 1Thu Apr 30, 2015 |
    As the textbooks tell it, 1922 was the annus mirabilis—the “wonderful year” of modernist literature in English. James Joyce’s Ulysses, the novel that changed everything but...
  • I was a journalist covering Ebola in Liberia. Then I caught the virus.Tue Mar 10, 2015 |
    I have the dubious distinction of being the only American reporter to catch Ebola. I can definitely think of things on my resume I'm more proud of. I have no idea how I...
  • Inside The Secret World Of Fact-CheckersSun Mar 01, 2015 |
    Details matter. Truth matters. Fact-checkers are needed more than ever in a time of persistent spin. In news, the details matter. Just look at NBC’s Brian Williams, and...
  • In Case You Missed It, Obama Made History TodayFri Dec 19, 2014 |
    Mark this down as a historic day in White House history. President Obama has just become the first president to field questions from only female reporters at a White...
  • Watch President Obama call on female reporters for every single question during Friday's presserFri Dec 19, 2014 |
    For his final press conference of 2014, President Obama exclusively called on female reporters. The White House had planned it that way:
  • Before the BeheadingsTue Nov 18, 2014 |
    In the spring of 2000, I lived for a month in a Taliban madrasa, a religious seminary, located on the Grand Trunk Road outside of Peshawar, in Pakistan. The chancellor of...
  • “Last Week Tonight” Does Real Journalism, No Matter What John Oliver SaysMon Sep 29, 2014 |
    “It’s not journalism, it’s comedy—it’s comedy first, and it’s comedy second.” That’s what John Oliver told me when I spoke to him about his HBO news/satire program, Last...
  • The Men Who Killed James FoleyWed Aug 20, 2014 |
    A video showing the beheading, by a black-garbed executioner, of the American journalist James Foley is the latest in a series of sickening acts that the Islamic State in...

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