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Why Gossip Is Actually Good For You

“A significant body of research suggests that gossip may in fact be healthy. It’s a good thing, too, since gossip is pretty pervasive. Children tend to be seasoned gossips by the age of 5, and gossip as most researchers understand it — talk between at least two people about absent others — accounts for about […]

In The Arguments Over Our Personal Data Online, It’s Not Privacy That’s At Stake – It’s Liberty

Louis Menand: “‘Privacy’ is an odd name for the good that is being threatened by commercial exploitation and state surveillance. Privacy implies ‘It’s nobody’s business,’ and that is not really what Roe v. Wade is about, or what the E.U. regulations are about … The real issue is … liberty. This means the freedom to […]

Blockbuster Podcast ‘S-Town’ To Be Adapted Into Feature Film (Is This A Good Idea?)

The hit seven-episode audio documentary by the producers of Serial and This American Life will be adapted for the screen and directed by Tom McCarthy, who won two Oscars in 2015 for Spotlight, about the Boston Globe investigation into sexual abuse by Catholic priests. But will S-Town translate? Hannah Verdier considers the potential pitfalls and […]