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Emily Nussbaum is an American television critic. She served as the television critic for The New Yorker from 2011 until 2019. In 2016, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.
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Audience of One
Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America
James Poniewozik - Sep 10, 2019
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An incisive cultural history that captures a fractious nation through the prism of television and the rattled mind of a celebrity president.Television has entertained America, television has ensorcelled America, and with the election of Donald J. Trump, television has conquered America. In Audience of One, New York Times chief television critic Jam...
Emily Nussbaum
Sep 15, 2019
This book is outstanding and I cried at the end.      source
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The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World
Clive Thompson - Mar 24, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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Facebook's algorithms shaping the news. Self-driving cars roaming the streets. Revolution on Twitter and romance on Tinder. We live in a world constructed of code--and coders are the ones who built it for us. Programmers shape our everyday behavior: When they make something easy to do, we do more of it. When they make it hard or impossible, we do l...
Emily Nussbaum
Feb 13, 2019
A terrific excerpt from @pomeranian99’s book CODERS (out in March!), all about the lost history of women programmers:      source
My Brilliant Friend
Neapolitan Novels, Book One
Elena Ferrante - Sep 25, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship...
Emily Nussbaum
Nov 21, 2018
I was enjoying My Brilliant Friend (the book) only mezzo mezzo until I got to the final line, which snapped me to attention and made me love it. I've never had that experience with a book before.      source
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Michelle Dean - Apr 10, 2018
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Dorothy Parker, Rebecca West, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, Pauline Kael, Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, Renata Adler, and Janet Malcolm—these brilliant women are the central figures of Sharp. Their lives intertwine as they cut through the cultural and intellectual history of America in the twentieth century, arguing as fervently with each...
Emily Nussbaum
Apr 09, 2018
I am eating this book up like candy and I want to collect all of these paper dolls.      source
Why Not Me?
Mindy Kaling - Sep 27, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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From the author of the beloved ...
Emily Nussbaum
Nov 07, 2015
Mindy Kaling’s book is hilarious.      source
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A History in 24 Episodes from I Love Lucy to Community
Saul Austerlitz - Mar 01, 2014
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The form is so elemental, so basic, that we have difficulty imagining a time before it existed: a single set, fixed cameras, canned laughter, zany sidekicks, quirky family antics. Obsessively watched and critically ignored, sitcoms were a distraction, a gentle lullaby of a kinder, gentler America—until suddenly the artificial boundary between the w...
Emily Nussbaum
Nov 05, 2013
Reading @afmess' terrific book Sitcom. Great details, like a nasty nickname given the chick-heavy The Lucy Show: "The Dyke Sans Dick Show."      source