August 17, 2012
The “telegenic, articulate” Paul Ryan should make long-form, Ross Perot-style videos. (Illustration by Kelsey Dake | Column by Virginia Postrel on Bloomberg View)

The “telegenic, articulate” Paul Ryan should make long-form, Ross Perot-style videos. (Illustration by Kelsey Dake | Column by Virginia Postrel on Bloomberg View)

July 23, 2012
For a century, incomes in the U.S. grew more equal among rich and poor states. But with more regulation leading to greater economic segregation, incomes in the poorer states are no longer catching up to incomes in rich states. (Illustration by Andrew Neyer | Column by Virginia Postrel on Bloomberg View) 

For a century, incomes in the U.S. grew more equal among rich and poor states. But with more regulation leading to greater economic segregation, incomes in the poorer states are no longer catching up to incomes in rich states. (Illustration by Andrew Neyer | Column by Virginia Postrel on Bloomberg View

June 19, 2012
3-D copying is making Michelangelos of the masses. (Illustration by Martin Cole | Column by Virginia Postrel on Bloomberg View)

3-D copying is making Michelangelos of the masses. (Illustration by Martin Cole | Column by Virginia Postrel on Bloomberg View)

February 24, 2012
Sunday night’s Oscars faces the real possibility of ratings humiliation. Live voting and a hindsight award could save them. (Illustration by Tim Lahan | Column by Virgina Postrel on Bloomberg View)

Sunday night’s Oscars faces the real possibility of ratings humiliation. Live voting and a hindsight award could save them. (Illustration by Tim Lahan | Column by Virgina Postrel on Bloomberg View)

January 13, 2012
The portrait of dementia in “The Iron Lady” isn’t the problem. The way the film uses old age to punish a lifetime of accomplishment is. (Illustration by James Clapham | Column by Virginia Postrel on Bloomberg View)

The portrait of dementia in “The Iron Lady” isn’t the problem. The way the film uses old age to punish a lifetime of accomplishment is. (Illustration by James Clapham | Column by Virginia Postrel on Bloomberg View)

October 07, 2011
“What art is more pop culture than comic book art?” (Illustration by Samuel Nyholm | Column by Virginia Postrel on Bloomberg View)

“What art is more pop culture than comic book art?” (Illustration by Samuel Nyholm | Column by Virginia Postrel on Bloomberg View)

September 16, 2011
When the members of the class of 2015 arrived at Harvard College, they encountered a novel bit of moral education: a “kindness pledge.” (Illustration by Louise Ma | Column by Virginia Postrel on Bloomberg View)

When the members of the class of 2015 arrived at Harvard College, they encountered a novel bit of moral education: a “kindness pledge.” (Illustration by Louise Ma | Column by Virginia Postrel on Bloomberg View)

August 26, 2011
To understand the cultural significance of Steve Jobs you have to go back in time: to before the iPad or iPhone or iTunes, before Apple Inc.’s comeback products made candy-colored plastics and iAnything cool, before Jobs got kicked out of Apple, even before the Macintosh hurled a sledgehammer at Big Brother. (Illustration by Leif Parsons | Column by Virginia Postrel on Bloomberg View)

To understand the cultural significance of Steve Jobs you have to go back in time: to before the iPad or iPhone or iTunes, before Apple Inc.’s comeback products made candy-colored plastics and iAnything cool, before Jobs got kicked out of Apple, even before the Macintosh hurled a sledgehammer at Big Brother. (Illustration by Leif Parsons | Column by Virginia Postrel on Bloomberg View)