Honey? Where’s my supersuit?: this week on Fresh Powder

When’s the last time you thought about Britney Spears? Was it when she posted something weird on her Instagram? Or was it when one of her hits came up on the playlist you were listening to? Reignited by a new documentary and developments…

The whole world is going crazy: this week on Fresh Powder

“The idea of objectivity—I should make clear—it’s not neutrality, it’s not both-sides-ism, it’s not so-called balance. It’s never been that. That’s not the idea of objectivity. But once we do our reporting, once we do a rigorous…

Are you Abed? I love Star Wars: this week on Fresh Powder

Are you Abed? I love Star Wars. “After they choose their subject—topics have included urban legends, infamous cultural figures, and tabloid fodder such as the Satanic Panic of the nineteen-eighties—one host usually does a mountain of…

Then we’ll punch a hole in the sky: this week on Fresh Powder

Then we'll punch a hole in the sky. What’s the value in being first if what you’re reporting isn’t serving your audience’s taste? Perhaps there isn’t any. You may not know his name, but Chris Stirewalt was the Fox News Channel politics…

You will listen to every word I have to say: this week on Fresh Powder

You will listen to every word I have to say. The job of White House press secretary is the most public of any administration, but the bar for their performance is probably as low as ever — at least as far as how present they choose to be…

Break it up, you clique: this week on Fresh Powder

Break it up, you clique. Big Podcasting, a reference to the old money being infused into the industry, is relatively new but has developed so quickly that you might not know who owns your favorite podcast anymore. Spotify? iHeartMedia? SiriusXM?…

The call is coming from inside the House: this week on Fresh Powder

The call is coming from inside the House. “Take your snacks … We might be there a long time,” in one way, is something a mom tells her 7-year-old before they get into the car and leave for one of the many vast museums in Washington D.C.;…

What? Like it's hard?: this week on Fresh Powder

What? Like it’s hard?   “In my very informal survey of Covid-19-era hires who work in office jobs, the key challenge appears to be the most obvious one: You have to work with a lot of people you’ve never met before, and seeing them…

Why it’s greased lightnin’: this week on Fresh Powder

Why it’s greased lightnin’. A thousand years ago, when Zoom was basically nothing, who did the company think its product was for? It doesn’t matter now, as more than 100,000 U.S. school districts and about half of our higher-ed are using…