Melania’s plagiarized speech, Ted Cruz’s prime time refusal to endorse Trump, Mike Pence’s well-received speech...some pros and cons from the GOP Convention. Also from Cleveland, a report on the spectacle and theater around the convention. For the week’s web overview, why tech billionaire Peter Thiel wants Trump to be president and how effective Twitter and Facebook are at tackling trolls and gun sales on their platforms. Then advice columnist Heather Havrilesky talks about her new book, “How to Be a Person in the World,” and some of the most interesting letters she’s responded to over the years. And a look at what Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese have to do with a federal lawsuit to take back lavish Los Angeles properties allegedly purchased with money stolen from a public investment fund in Malaysia.
A Report Card on the Republican National Convention 2016
From this Episode:
The RNC 2016: A Success or a Failure?
Senator Ted Cruz’s non-endorsement speech last night is yet another example of a convention that has not quite gone according to plan. Does this incident along with other...
9 min, 3 sec
Vignettes From the Floor of the Republican National Convention
Conventions aren’t just formal nominating venues, they’re also big parties. Press Play producers in Cleveland walk us through scenes of revelry replete with costumed...
10 min, 55 sec
Weekly Web Roundup
Peter Thiel is Trump’s biggest supporter in Silicon Valley, but what are his tech counterparts back in California thinking about his endorsement? And how Twitter and...
9 min, 12 sec
An Advice Columnist on How and Why She Gives Advice
Heather Havrilesky is the author of the new book “How to Be a Person in the World.” It’s a collection of her advice columns for New York Magazine. Havrilesky explains how...
14 min, 19 sec