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The culture of anger: Our fractured media landscape offers plenty of venom

Our screens and phones fume with righteousness. Social media taunts have poisoned our political discourse and disfigured our reality. Our superheroes have forsaken us and our fictions pale against our headlines. We have become an angry, fractious lot, a “Game of Thrones” for a digitized and unsettled century.

When did art and popular culture become so angry, and is it a good thing?

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