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Reading the World: Selections from Today's Newsstand

Much of today’s best writing is published in magazines. From The New Yorker to the London Review of Books, the best investigative reporting, profiles, science journalism, and cultural criticism can be found on newsstands or online platforms. Each week, these periodicals illuminate our world with cutting-edge viewpoints by top-notch journalists and bestselling authors. In this course, each class session will focus on one topic, such as free speech, artificial intelligence, and the post-truth world, and will offer differing opinions from a variety of sources. Current events and participants’ interests guide our choices, so each week will be different. The instructor will provide all articles to be discussed, so no subscriptions are necessary. Coffee is provided, too. Just bring your best views of the world.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of news and current events
  • Increased familiarity with the work of premier contemporary writers and journalists

Ideal for

  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
  • The curious and creative

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