We. Are. Obsessed. When you watch the news, scroll through Facebook, check in on Twitter, everybody always seems to be talking about the same things: From Peter Pan to Bill Cosby, from cronuts to Kardashians, from Michael Brown to Serial, we are increasingly collectively obsessed. What's behind that? Speaking of obsessions, we'll also take a long look at hate-watching last night's live Peter Pan on NBC, and how they dealt with Native American stereotypes.
Also, what happens when an author publicly lashes out about not getting her work on the New York Times Book Review's list of 100 notable books of 2014? It isn't pretty.
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- Chris Rock's ongoing analysis of the recent non-indictments of police officers who have killed black men
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- Rand Cooper is an author, essayist, and restaurant critic for the New York Times
- Irene Papoulis teaches in the Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric at Trinity College
- Jacques Lamarre is the Director of Communication & Special Projects at the Mark Twain House and Museum