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Credibility bookcase is the quarantine's hottest accessory

The bookcase has become the preferred background for applying a patina of authority to an amateurish video feed

As the broadcast industry shelters in place, the bookcase has become the background of choice for television hosts, executives and politicians. The bookcase offers both a visually pleasing surface and a gesture at intellectual depth.

New York

IMAGINE that you are a member of the expert class - the kind of person invited to pontificate on television news programmes.

Under normal circumstances, your expertise might be signalled to the public by a gaudy photograph of skyscrapers superimposed behind your head....

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