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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

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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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