The US Represented MUSE-Letter for December 11-December 17, 2016

sweat-boxHabitually Distracted – Sunday, December 11- “Perpetual Shrinkage” – Gary Walker 

Losing weight runs in my family. By that, I mean that for as long as I can remember, someone close to me has been trying to get thin, whether it was me, a relative, or a beloved pet. Only after shedding those unwanted pounds, the reasoning goes, will everything in life be bright and shiny again. It’s simple, really.

jeromeTuesday, December 13 – Jerome Parent – “Standing Rock and the Money Trail”

In the essay “Standing Rock and the Money Trail,” Jerome Parent looks at how the media uses narrative to gain viewership but in the process often ignores important parts of the story.