Michael’s Recent Stories
Nation Jan 23In the age of memes, how are young people getting their news?
Most young people believe keeping up on current news events is important, but they do not get their news through traditional outlets. This flattened media landscape has removed the barrier between news, socializing with friends and entertainment. News related memes…
Making Sen$e Aug 03How online video sensation Shonduras reinvents himself regularly to stay successful
After making a career out of stunts like refrigerator-skiing -- drawing millions of eyeballs from the coveted under-35 demographic -- Shaun McBride has learned how to adapt to new platforms and invest in evolving business models.
Making Sen$e Jul 17How creators stay afloat in the volatile world of online video
During the “Ad-pocalypse,” YouTube creators saw drastic drops in ad revenue income. Some use another time-worn business model: the subscription.
Arts Apr 275 great comics that have nothing to do with ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
The nominees for the so-called Oscars of comics were announced on Thursday. Michael Cavna, writer and artist for Comic Riffs at the Washington Post, offered up his top picks for books that deserve some of the superhero limelight.
Arts Apr 207 movies and TV shows that baffle, but we love them anyway
In honor of “WestWorld” coming back for a second season -- which we expect to be no less baffling than the first -- the NewsHour asked its staff for recommendations for movies and TV shows that left us with questions,…
World Jan 31Kenyan TV stations remain shut down after planning to air mock ‘inauguration’
Despite losing in the country’s recent elections, Kenya’s main opposition leader Raila Odinga declared himself “the people’s president” and was “sworn in” at a mock inauguration Tuesday, prompting the government to shut down several television stations. How did we get…
Arts Jan 0510 video games you can play with your family
It may come as a surprise, but a recent report shows that some two-thirds of parents play video games with their children at least once a week.
Arts Nov 30How giving away free books became a Baltimore institution
It’s a four-room warehouse where anyone can walk in, take as many books as they want and walk out. There’s no cash register and no clerk, just rows and rows of free books for anyone who wants them.
Politics Nov 17After mass shootings, should legal guns be welcomed into church?
Churches have often been a place for people on the margins to come in and feel welcomed. But that openness can also be a threat.
Nation Nov 02These photos show how the Houston Astros made World Series history
The Astros victory comes after a long and thrilling seven-game series between Houston, left hard-hit by Hurricane Harvey, and the favored Dodgers, who last won the World Series in 1988.