Category: You Should See This

  • Kanye West Bought an Architectural Treasure—Then Gave It a Violent Remix | The New Yorker

    Kanye West Bought an Architectural Treasure—Then Gave It a Violent Remix | The New Yorker

    Kanye West Bought an Architectural Treasure—Then Gave It a Violent Remix How the hip-hop star’s beautiful, dark, twisted fantasy turned a beach house in Malibu, designed by the Japanese master Tadao Ando, into a ruin. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/06/17/kanye-west-tadao-ando-beach-house-malibu How the hip-hop star’s beautiful, dark, twisted fantasy turned a beach house in Malibu, designed…

  • The West Coast’s Fanciest Stolen Bikes Are Getting Trafficked by One Mastermind in Jalisco, Mexico | WIRED

    The West Coast’s Fanciest Stolen Bikes Are Getting Trafficked by One Mastermind in Jalisco, Mexico | WIRED

    The West Coast’s Fanciest Stolen Bikes Are Getting Trafficked by One Mastermind in Jalisco, Mexico “We have people stealing all over the world.” A digital sleuth named Bryan Hance has spent the past four years obsessively uncovering a bicycle-theft pipeline of astonishing scale. via WIRED: https://www.wired.com/story/silicon-valleys-fanciest-stolen-bikes-trafficked-mastermind-jalisco-mexico/ “We have people stealing all over the world.” A…

  • Ecuador’s Risky War on Narcos | The New Yorker

    Ecuador’s Risky War on Narcos | The New Yorker

    Ecuador’s Risky War on Narcos Does President Daniel Noboa’s campaign against drug gangs imperil the democracy he claims to defend? via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/06/24/ecuadors-risky-war-on-narcos Does President Daniel Noboa’s campaign against drug gangs imperil the democracy he claims to defend? https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/06/24/ecuadors-risky-war-on-narcos

  • Why Is Everyone on Steroids Now? | GQ

    Why Is Everyone on Steroids Now? | GQ

    Why Is Everyone on Steroids Now? Across the internet and in gyms everywhere, body-modifying drug use has become ubiquitous, effective and… normal. Can this really be a good thing? via GQ: https://www.gq.com/story/why-is-everyone-on-steroids-now My curiosity about this sudden ubiquity helps explain how I came to meet Nick, 33, a handsome white guy, comprehensively tattooed, dressed in…

  • The Strange Case of Anna Stubblefield – The New York Times

    The Strange Case of Anna Stubblefield (Published 2015) She told the family of a severely disabled man that she could help him to communicate with the outside world. The relationship that followed would lead to a criminal trial. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/25/magazine/the-strange-case-of-anna-stubblefield.html She told the family of a severely disabled man that she could help him to…

  • The Titan Submersible Disaster Shocked the World. The Exclusive Inside Story Is More Disturbing Than Anyone Imagined | WIRED

    The Titan Submersible Disaster Shocked the World. The Exclusive Inside Story Is More Disturbing Than Anyone Imagined | WIRED

    The Titan Submersible Disaster Shocked the World. The Inside Story Is More Disturbing Than Anyone Imagined A year after OceanGate’s sub imploded, thousands of leaked documents and interviews with ex-employees reveal how the company’s CEO cut corners, ignored warnings, and lied in his fatal quest to reach the Titanic. via WIRED: https://www.wired.com/story/titan-submersible-disaster-inside-story-oceangate-files/ A year after…

  • Fighting Trump on the Beaches | The New Yorker

    Fighting Trump on the Beaches | The New Yorker

    Fighting Trump on the Beaches Biden’s fiery D Day speech in Normandy warns against the ex-President’s isolationism, while Trump is back home, targeting “the enemy within.” via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-bidens-washington/fighting-trump-on-the-beaches As I write this, it still seems insane, unimaginable, that these are sentences about a once and possibly future American President. But they are…

  • Anatomy of a Murder – The Atavist Magazine

    Anatomy of a Murder – The Atavist Magazine

    A Vigilante Murder in Minnesota How a shocking crime divided a small town. via The Atavist Magazine: http://magazine.atavist.com/anatomy-of-a-murder-grand-marais-minnesota-larry-scully-levi-axtell/ The residents of Grand Marais have had a lot to discuss in recent years. A suspicious fire that destroyed the historic Lutsen Lodge. The suicide of their neighbor Mark Pavelich, a star on the 1980 U.S. Olympic…

  • Donald Trump Is Guilty in His New York Hush-Money Trial | The New Yorker

    Donald Trump Is Guilty in His New York Hush-Money Trial | The New Yorker

    Trump Is Guilty, but Voters Will Be the Final Judge The jury has convicted the former President of thirty-four felony counts in his New York hush-money trial. Now the American people will decide to what extent they care. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/06/10/trump-is-guilty-but-voters-will-be-the-final-judge To return an unstable and malevolent authoritarian to the White House risks…

  • Why the Summer Could Be Disastrous for Ukraine | The New Yorker

    Why the Summer Could Be Disastrous for Ukraine | The New Yorker

    Why the Summer Could Be Disastrous for Ukraine Amid a new advance by Russian forces, Zelensky faces enormous challenges in marshalling the equipment and the manpower necessary to keep them at bay. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/why-the-summer-could-be-disastrous-for-ukraine The Russian leadership is now starting to think of the war like, This is a four-year war and…

  • The Case to End College Football

    The Case to End College Football Big-time college football is one of the most egregious sites of economic exploitation in U.S. society today, the authors argue. via Sportico.com: https://www.sportico.com/leagues/college-sports/2024/case-to-end-to-college-football-1234779221/ Ted Tatos and Hal Singer have calculated that Black football and men’s basketball players lose out annually on a $1.2 to $1.4 billion racial transfer of wealth…

  • How Kid Rock Turned Into A Republican Mouthpiece And Trump’s MAGA BFF

    How Kid Rock Went From America’s Favorite Hard-Partying Rock Star to a MAGA Mouthpiece Kid Rock, a.k.a. Bob Ritchie, used to bring together rock, country, and hip-hop fans with his eclectic music. Now his MAGA politics are dividing fans. via Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/kid-rock-republican-mouthpiece-trump-maga-bff-1235019530/ Two days after meeting with Ritchie at his house, I’ll see this…

  • A Nazi’s Chilling Photos Show How He Wanted to Remember Auschwitz | PetaPixel

    A Nazi’s Chilling Photos Show How He Wanted to Remember Auschwitz | PetaPixel

    A Nazi’s Chilling Photos Show How He Wanted to Remember Auschwitz The banality of evil. via PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2024/05/22/a-nazis-chilling-photos-show-how-he-wanted-to-remember-auschwitz/ Moisés Kaufman and Amanda Gronich wrote about the Nazi photo album in their 2018 play, Here There Are Blueberries. The award-winning play’s title highlights the carefree berry-eating put to photographic film just outside the site of the…

  • America’s Monster – The New York Times

    America’s Monster – The New York Times

    America’s Monster How the United States backed kidnapping, torture and murder in Afghanistan. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/22/world/asia/afghanistan-abdul-raziq.html “You will learn to respect me and reject the Taliban,” Raziq said after the killings, which took place in the winter of 2010, according to the witnesses and relatives of both men. “Because I will come back and do this…

  • Lessons From a Mass Shooter’s Mother – Mother Jones

    Lessons from a mass shooter’s mother A decade after her son committed a massacre, Chin Rodger is on a quest to help prevent the next tragedy. via Mother Jones: https://www.motherjones.com/criminal-justice/2024/05/threat-assessment-mass-shooting-elliot-rodger-isla-vista-mother/?src=longreads A decade after her son committed a massacre, Chin Rodger is on a quest to help prevent the next tragedy. https://www.motherjones.com/criminal-justice/2024/05/threat-assessment-mass-shooting-elliot-rodger-isla-vista-mother/?src=longreads

  • What George Miller Has Learned in Forty-five Years of Making “Mad Max” Movies | The New Yorker

    What George Miller Has Learned in Forty-five Years of Making “Mad Max” Movies | The New Yorker

    What George Miller Has Learned in Forty-five Years of Making “Mad Max” Movies In a series of conversations, the director of “Furiosa” explains why silent films have the best action, audiences are seldom wrong, and his wife is always right. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-interview/what-george-miller-has-learned-in-forty-five-years-of-making-mad-max-movies In a series of conversations, the director of “Furiosa” explains…

  • I Read Everything Elon Musk Posted for a Week. Send Help. – Mother Jones

    I read everything Elon Musk posted for a week. Send help. If your media diet looked like his, you’d be red-pilled too. via Mother Jones: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2024/05/i-read-everything-elon-musk-posted-for-a-week-send-help/?src=longreads He believes his work is part of a civilizational struggle in which woke progressives pose an existential threat to humanity. And he spends most of his days inside a…

  • Donald Trump’s Day at the Supreme Court | The New Yorker

    Donald Trump’s Day at the Supreme Court | The New Yorker

    King Donald’s Day at the Supreme Court A political hit job? A military coup? Trump’s lawyer tests the boundaries of a truly imperial Presidency. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-bidens-washington/king-donalds-day-at-the-supreme-court This is a man who believes he is fully above the law. Jail time is something that happens to other people, not to him. “A President…