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the lavin weekly | Dec 15th, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: An Atlantic Interview, Fake News, Robot-Proof Kids, and What Really Caused the Agricultural Revolution

In this Lavin Weekly, Nikole Hannah-Jones’ Atlantic Interview; Derek Thompson talks fake news; Martin Ford is asked if a person can robot-proof their kid’s future; and Reza Aslan breaks down the agricultural revolution.  1.“Whether you have integrated communities or segregated communities, you... Continue Reading →
the lavin weekly | Dec 8th, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: Melting Ice, Digital Nudging, Surrealist J20 Nightmares, and The Psychology of Infidelity

In this Lavin Weekly, Laurence C. Smith explains where the water goes when Greenland melts; Shlomo Benartzi says digital nudges can make us better at life; Molly Crabapple sketches the J20 trials; and Esther Perel reveals why we cheat.  1. “As Greenland melts, where’s the water going?” In the... Continue Reading →
the lavin weekly | Dec 1st, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: The Opposite of Addiction, The Retail Revolution, Fighting the Media Apocalypse, and A Big Congrats!

In this Lavin Weekly, there’s a profile on Johann Hari; Doug Stephens highlights signs of the retail revolution; Derek Thompson explains how we can fight the media apocalypse; and FrancesCa Gino and Erin Meyer land on the Thinkers50 list. 1. “The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, the opposite... Continue Reading →
the lavin weekly | Nov 17th, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: Broken Glass, Brain Software, A La Carte Reality, and Contagious Violence

In this Lavin Weekly, Teju Cole explores the role of broken glass in photojournalism; David Eagleman asks about the brain’s basic cognitive software; Jelani Cobb talks about what it’s like to be a journalist in the Trump era; and Derek Thompson explains how mass shootings are infectious.  1. “The... Continue Reading →
the lavin weekly | Nov 3rd, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: Reclaiming ‘Allahu Akbar,’ Behavioral Architecture, The Irony of Ageism, and A Study in Solitude

In this Lavin Weekly, Wajahat Ali wants ‘Allahu akbar’ back; Adam Alter explains how to build screens out of your life; Ashton Applewhite’s review of a new ageism book offers insights of its own; and Kate Bolick explores solitude in the desert.  1. “I want ‘Allahu Akbar’ back.” “I say ‘Allahu... Continue Reading →
the lavin weekly | Oct 13th, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: The Death of Democracy, a 2017 MacArthur Fellow, The Trump Effect, and Disarming Ageism

In this Lavin Weekly, Yascha Mounk explains why younger people are dissatisfied with democracy; Nikole Hannah-Jones becomes a MacArthur Fellow; Maria Konnikova describes how social norms evolve; and Ashton Applewhite offers first steps for women to disarm ageism.     1. “Less than 1/3 of... Continue Reading →
the lavin weekly | Oct 6th, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: America Is Guns, The Origins of Creativity, Disrupted Mayonnaise, and How to Raise Pro-Athletes

In this edition of The Lavin Weekly, James Fallows’ defeated take on the tragedy in Las Vegas; Edward O. Wilson’s colorful description of humanity; Bianca Bosker profiles a Silicon Valley superstar; and Karl Subban explains how he raised three NHL stars.  1. “This is who we are.” In the... Continue Reading →
the lavin weekly | Sep 29th, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: Europe’s Populism Problem, Personalizing Politics, Disaster Warning Systems, & Digital Age Breakups

In this Lavin Weekly, Yascha Mounk warns of the populist rise in Europe; Angie Thomas interviewed for PBS; Derek Thompson asks why the U.S. doesn’t have warning systems in place for natural disasters; and Esther Perel explains all the different ways we can be dumped in the digital age.  1. “It... Continue Reading →
the lavin weekly | Sep 21st, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: Instagram’s Hate Filter, Cracks in the Administration, A First for Marvel, & a New Innovator in Residence

In this edition of The Lavin Weekly, Nicholas Thompson explores the ethics of Instagram’s hate speech filter; Matt Taibbi questions the president’s sanity (for real this time); the latest issue of Gabby Rivera’s America is out just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month; and Jer Thorp is the 2017... Continue Reading →
the lavin weekly | Sep 15th, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: Resegregation in the U.S., Confronting Racial Bias, Marriage Anxiety in the White Working Class, and a Modern Hajj

In this Lavin Weekly, Nikole Hannah-Jones reveals resegregation in the U.S., Ritu Bhasin shows us how to combat everyday racial bias, Rich Benjamin explains why Hilary Clinton’s marriage mattered, and Wajahat Ali takes us on a modern hajj.   1. “The names of towns and neighborhoods can serve as... Continue Reading →
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