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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 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 | 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 8th, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: Undercover in North Korea, The DACA Decision, Neoliberal Problems, and Why It’s Okay to Not be Famous

In this Lavin Weekly, Suki Kim tells us how to deal with North Korea; Derek Thompson breaks down the disasterous DACA repeal; Douglas Rushkoff talks about Google’s latest controversy; and Emily Esfahani Smith serves up some hard but important truths.  1. “The Great Leader can’t be moderated. You... Continue Reading →
the lavin weekly | Aug 18th, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: American Violence, Problem Prosecutors, A Talk With Teju Cole, Women in STEM, and How to Live Longer

The Lavin Weekly is a round-up of our favourite speaker stories of the week. Sometimes our Lavin Speakers are the writers, sometimes they’re the subjects, but always they’re making the world a smarter place.  This week Rich Benjamin weighs in on Charlottesville; Emily Bazelon exposes a disturbing... Continue Reading →