think piece


Definition of think piece

: a piece of writing meant to be thought-provoking and speculative that consists chiefly of background material and personal opinion and analysis

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Numerous think pieces and hot takes have already dissected how podcasts have eaten the world in the past few years. Rachel King, Fortune, "Chef Marcus Samuelsson Wants to Redefine Cookbooks Through Audiobooks," 29 June 2019 Love for the character has sparked plenty of memes and think pieces over the years. Ashley Boucher,, "Parent Trap On-Screen Enemies Elaine Hendrix and Lisa Ann Walter Showed up to Tony Awards as BFFs," 14 June 2019 So yes, all of the think pieces and Ted Talks are true: Women should negotiate more. Glamour, "Those Negotiation Skills That Scored You a Raise? Here's How Else You Can Put Them to Work," 24 Apr. 2019 There’s one in particular where a comedian named Sam Morril — great comedian, just had a special on Comedy Central — he got slammed with a think piece by someone who saw him, who really crushed him for telling a rape joke. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Comedian Chris Gethard on offensive humor: tell the jokes, but don’t police the response," 30 Nov. 2018 There were think pieces about her multinational heritage (her mother, who is Japanese, and her father, who is Haitian-born, married in the face of resistance—biracial relationships were, and still are, rare in Japan). Louisa Thomas, Vogue, "The New Number One: Naomi Osaka Is Playing to Win," 21 Mar. 2019 But last week she was forced to backpedal after using a vulgar four-letter word to refer to Ivanka Trump; the incident has been at the center of countless debates and think pieces. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘The Fosters’ and ‘Full Frontal With Samantha Bee’," 6 June 2018 Bibliophiles, like the authors of these think pieces on and The Washington Post, argue that any sensible person wouldn't get rid of books that have taken you on adventures or deepened your imagination. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "4 Marie Kondo Approved Ways to Get Rid of Your Books," 11 Jan. 2019 For so much more with Gethard, including his thoughts on the long, strange journey of his TV show and his reflections on an era where think pieces and comedy sets are blending together, listen to the full episode. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Comedian Chris Gethard on offensive humor: tell the jokes, but don’t police the response," 30 Nov. 2018

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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