Tag: Reading

  • Inside India’s booming dark data economy – Rest of World

    Inside India’s booming dark data economyThanks to lax privacy laws and high consumer demand, details on everything from how you shop to who you date are all for sale.via Rest of World: https://restofworld.org/2020/all-the-data-fit-to-sell/As the men settled in the living room, her husband said he had something he wanted them to hear. He took out his […]

  • My Mommies and Me

    My Mommies and MeSearching for the soul of America in Mormon mommy blogger Instagramvia Jewish Currents: https://jewishcurrents.org/my-mommies-and-meOn 9/11, a mommy posts a picture of two people jumping from the Twin Towers and captions it this photo right here is why I’m willing to speak out against the synagogue of Satan. Are the lizards in control, […]

  • The Journalist and the Pharma Bro

    The Journalist and the Pharma BroWhy did Christie Smythe upend her life and stability for Martin Shkreli, one of the least-liked men in the world?via ELLE: https://www.elle.com/life-love/a35021224/martin-shkreli-christie-smythe-pharma-bro-journalist/Soon after quitting Bloomberg, Smythe visited Shkreli again, fuming about the book industry’s rejection of him—and her. “I was so angry at the establishment, and people who wouldn’t let […]

  • How Ammon Bundy Helped Foment an Anti-Masker Rebellion in Idaho | The New Yorker

    How Ammon Bundy Helped Foment an Anti-Masker Rebellion in IdahoThe COVID-19 pandemic has pitted establishment Republicans, who defer to public-health officials’ expertise, against hard-right libertarians.via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/us-journal/how-ammon-bundy-helped-foment-an-anti-masker-rebellion-in-idahoBy the time of the August spectacle at the state capitol, Bundy and the health-freedom activists had spent four months staging increasingly bold protests. Inside the chamber […]

  • Opinion | ‘I’m Haunted by What I Did’ as a Lawyer in the Trump Justice Department – The New York Times

    Opinion | I’m Haunted by What I Did as a Lawyer in the Trump Justice DepartmentNo matter our intentions, lawyers like me were complicit. We owe the country our honesty about what we saw — and should do in the future.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/20/opinion/trump-justice-department-lawyer.htmlThe story of the Trump campaign’s attack on our elections could have been the story […]

  • The ‘Red Slime’ Lawsuit That Could Sink Right-Wing Media – The New York Times

    The ‘Red Slime’ Lawsuit That Could Sink Right-Wing MediaVoting machine companies threaten “highly dangerous” cases against Fox, Newsmax and OAN, says Floyd Abrams.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/20/business/media/smartmatic-lawsuit-fox-news-newsmax-oan.html“We’ve gotten to this point where there’s so much falsity that is being spread on certain platforms, and you may need an occasion where you send a message, and that’s what punitive […]

  • New York Times Says ‘Caliphate’ Podcast Fell Short of Standards – The New York Times

    New York Times Says ‘Caliphate’ Podcast Fell Short of StandardsThe Times cited an institutional failure and determined the “Caliphate” team gave too much credence to the claims of a supposed former terrorist.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/18/business/media/new-york-times-caliphate-podcast.htmlAfter an internal review that took more than two months, The New York Times has determined that “Caliphate,” its award-winning 2018 podcast, did […]

  • America’s War on Syrian Civilians | The New Yorker

    America’s War on Syrian CiviliansBombs killed thousands of civilians in Raqqa, and the city was decimated. U.S. lawyers insist that war crimes weren’t committed, but it’s time to look honestly at the devastation that accompanies “targeted” air strikes.via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/12/21/americas-war-on-syrian-civilians

  • Emerald Fennell’s Dark, Jaded, Funny, Furious Fables of Female Revenge – The New York Times

    Emerald Fennell’s Dark, Jaded, Funny, Furious Fables of Female RevengeA brilliant young showrunner from “Killing Eve” unveils her first film, “Promising Young Woman,” bringing macabre feminist wit to experiences that no one wants to talk about.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/17/magazine/promising-young-woman-emerald-fennell.htmlFennell started writing after thinking over all the conversations she’d participated in about alcohol and consent — all the […]

  • The Overlooked Hallmark of the Trump Administration—and Other Autocracies | The New Yorker

    The Overlooked Hallmark of the Trump Administration—and Other AutocraciesWe generally understand the President’s failures as the products of cruelty and incompetence. But there is a third source: indifference.via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-overlooked-hallmark-of-the-trump-administration-and-other-autocraciesI have written a lot of articles and several books about Russia’s transformation under Vladimir Putin, but the experience I’ve always found hardest to […]

  • The Word of God

    The Word of God | By God ShammgodYou’re not really from New York if you weren’t eating White Castle before elementary school.via The Players’ Tribune: https://www.theplayerstribune.com/posts/shammgod-streetball-new-york-nbaThis took place in the old Brooklyn. Don’t picture no smoothie shops or whatever. This was early ’80s Crown Heights, you know what I mean? They were out here robbing […]

  • Wonder Women | Hazlitt

    Wonder Women | HazlittThe fight for female superheroes in Hollywood.via Hazlitt: https://hazlitt.net/longreads/wonder-womenThat would be Lynda Carter. In her starry trunks and scarlet bustier, both of which got skimpier as the seasons progressed, her Wonder Woman became the iconic female superhero. Despite the character’s activist origins, however, ABC didn’t take her particularly seriously. Wonder Woman was […]