Stories by Steve Almond

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Posted on: May 19, 2016, Source: Salon

Facebook has a bias against propaganda. The right thinks its propaganda is news—and its lies are facts.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2016, Source: Salon

Clinton backers who tout their "realism" need to get real about how she'll handle the shitstorm coming from Trump

Posted on: Mar 1, 2016, Source: Salon

"The Daily Show" could have chosen Samantha Bee to replace Jon Stewart. They chose Trevor Noah instead. Oops.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2015, Source: Salon

Fake scandals consume the news cycle, while the real scandals go uncovered and unremarked.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2014, Source: Salon

The author of a new book on cowardice says that it is important to face your own sense of duty and your fears.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2014, Source: Salon

"Who Is John Galt?" is a lurid pageant of right-wing propaganda—and proof of Rand's weirdly enduring influence.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2014, Source: Salon

Viewers are finding in the "Last Week Tonight" host a figure more interested in making sense of the world than in making them laugh.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2014, Source: Salon

The "Last Week Tonight" host isn't interested in offering a balm for tough times. He wants you to pay attention.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2012, Source: The Baffler

Over the past decade, political humor has proliferated not as a daring form of social commentary, but a reliable profit source.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2008, Source:

From Warren G. Harding to Eliot Spitzer, American politicians sure know how to have a good time.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2005, Source:

Not all anti-abortionists kill people. But all share a histrionic view of themselves as heroic rescuers aligned against Godless fornicators.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2005, Source:

To be overrun by feeling, yet able to marshal words with such precision -- this was Nabokov's knack. That he did so on behalf of a pervert makes the achievement that much greater.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2002, Source: Boston Phoenix

The author of the sexed up "My Life in Heavy Metal" recounts his infamously sexless promotional tour.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2002, Source:

Phil Harvey built a porn empire to save the Third World.