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A lot changed in 2016. Trump was elected; Vinson Cunningham became a staff writer at the New Yorker. But will his approach to writing change? “I hope it doesn’t,” he says. “I just want to get better at writing—at thinking hard and being honest. That's the only response to the times that makes sense to me.” (Snaps-n-claps!) Vinson writes about lots of stuff, but it loosely narrows down to Obama (Vinson worked in his...
This November 8, in just six days, voters will find a tiny 2.5-inch essay line on the ballot. Anyone with handwriting will find this space insufficient to qualify their vote for Hillary Clinton. It will definitely be difficult to list any concerns still remaining about her e-communications: drawing the twisty diagram that connects the FBI to Comey to Congress to Clinton to Huma to Weiner to Weiner's Computer to Weiner's Pedophilic Online Interests—and back again—will take at least...
In 2015, President Obama visited a comedian’s garage; the sole purpose of his visit was to appear on a podcast. Google “how to start a podcast” and you'll get 162 million results. Most major cultural media outlets have them and those who don’t are scrambling to catch up. Newsletters such as Hot Pod dedicate themselves to the industry, which includes lucrative networks that are disrupting traditional radio. The sentiment "everyone has a podcast now" has never felt...