Can Journalism Be Saved? Rediscovering America´s Appetite for News:Rediscovering America´s Appetite for News Rachel Davis Mersey
Rose´s mother and Joshua´s father have disappeared. Police inquiries have gone nowhere, but Rose and Joshua still believe that they are alive. Joshua is determined to work out the meaning of the cryptic ‘murder’ notebooks they have discovered. Rose receives some odd, desperate messages from Rachel, a former best friend, followed by the terrible news that Rachel is dead. But what does Rachel have to do with their parents? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Teal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001543/bk_howe_001543_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´Paying for It´´, by Elizabeth Kolbert: Could a carbon tax help solve Washington´s revenue problems? ANNALS OF COMMUNICATION ´´The Heiress´´, by Ken Auletta: Elisabeth Murdoch´s careful rise. A REPORTER AT LARGE ´´Netherland´´, by Rachel Aviv: The world of New York´s homeless gay teens. THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Moments in History´´, by David Denby: Reviews of Hyde Park on Hudson and The Central Park Five. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/121205/pe_nyer_121205_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bunk traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon, examining what motivates hucksters and makes the rest of us so gullible. Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion, race being the most insidious American hoax of all. He chronicles how Barnum came to fame by displaying figures like Joice Heth, a black woman whom he pretended was the 161-year-old nursemaid to George Washington, and What Is It?, an African-American man Barnum professed was a newly discovered missing link in evolution. Bunk then turns to the hoaxing of history and the ways that forgers, plagiarists, and journalistic fakers invent backstories and falsehoods to sell us lies about themselves and about the world in our own time, from pretend Native Americans Grey Owl and Nasdijj to the deadly imposture of Clark Rockefeller, from the made-up memoirs of James Frey to the identity theft of Rachel Dolezal. In this brilliant and timely work, Young asks what it means to live in a post-factual world of ´´truthiness´´ where everything is up for interpretation and everyone is subject to a pervasive cynicism that damages our ideas of reality, fact, and art. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mirron Willis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001407/bk_high_001407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We´ve all known someone on the Rachel Dolezal spectrum who uses downward mobility as ascension or escape. You´d rather not #AskRachel what it means to her to pass as black, but you can´t turn away. Susie has many thoughts on this headline-grabbing story of a white girl who grew up with white fundamentalist missionary parents and then left them behind to live as a black activist. Then, it´s ´´What´s New on Audible´´. Susie has a great new audiobook to recommend for our listening pleasure: Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality by Hanne Blank, narrated by Fran Tunno. Susie loves this author and finds her books to be so smart and sexy. Hanne´s writing makes us question our outmoded beliefs about sex. Straight knocks down the arguments for allowing only traditional marriage like bowling pins. Have a question or news story for Susie? You can send your confidential queries and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.[Episode 664, June 19, 2015] Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/150619/pf_suzy_150619_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jerry Taylor and Peter Van Doren discuss Obama’s supposed war on conventional energy. David Stockman on why the GOP has to go. Matt Kibbe on his new book Hostile Takeover. Gene Healy on the cult of the Obama presidency. Richard Tren on Rachel Carson’s poetic vilification of DDT. David Boaz on the libertarian legacy. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/121110/sp_cato_121110_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
[Contains explicit content] Susie talks to Rachel Kramer Bussel about resistance porn, Monica Lewinsky, and her favorite buttercream for cupcakes and breasts. Have a question or news story for Susie? You can send your confidential queries and comments to email@example.com. [Episode 746, May 12, 2017] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/170512/pf_suzy_170512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If Jesus is good news for women in every culture and every time, what does that good news look like for women today? This book is an attempt to speak to and about women with kindness, truth and sass. It´s for Christian women of all ages, confident or questioning gender norms, who want to experience their femininity as a powerful identity that they can define and re-define as they grow as disciples. The Girl Deconstruction Project is part sledgehammer, part manifesto, and filled with personal stories, biblical insights and wisdom for living full, free and fierce.