How Guilty Should I Feel?

Kelly Stout · 08/22/16 03:26PM

I often feel guilt when I assign a story. This is partly a function of being a woman who would, if she had her way, please and comfort her entire universe of acquaintances, and partly a function of having been convinced at a relatively young age by the argument that Janet Malcolm famously made in The Journalist and the Murderer: “Every journalist who is not too stupid or full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible.”

Dog Unable to Hide Its Obvious Guilt

Gabrielle Bluestone · 05/22/14 07:30PM

There's a lot of plausible deniability in a situation involving three dogs and one mess, but not for this incredibly guilty pup.

Forget Greed, It's Guilt That's Good

Andrew Belonsky · 08/25/09 05:45AM

People often talk trash about guilt. For example, one might say, "Oh, you know me and my Jewish guilt." Well, such people should be happy they have such a thing, for it stops them from becoming unruly maniacs....

Thanks For Letting Us Use You, Slumdog Kids, Here Are Some Houses

Richard Lawson · 02/25/09 01:20PM

Oscar-winner Slumdog Millionaire depicts children dwelling in the utmost of impoverished hellscapes. The film used actual slum kids, but don't worry they weren't exploited! Cuz they're totally getting houses now! They'll be just fine.