Increasingly over the decades, coverage has had less to do with the actual competition, and more to do with the personal struggle of an individual athletes. The more drama, the better in storytelling and that’s what the Olympics are now — personal stories. Oh, and the medals. Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
The Chicago Tribune is rightly getting some pushback today for its tone-deaf front page coverage of last evening’s historic moment when a woman was nominated to be the president of the United States by a major party. Read more →
The big news in science today is that a guy smart enough to help land a spaceship on a comet was dumb enough to wear this shirt to talk about it.
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The men of Minneapolis — some of them, anyway — are getting international attention for their Neanderthal ways. A Minneapolis woman — identified as 28-year-old Lindsey — has been filming men who catcall. It’s not pretty. “I am genuinely interested in what place this is coming from,” she tells Buzzfeed. She created Cards Against Harassment, Read more →