I am a fan of Ladies Code. The Rain is a really nice, calming song.
A mixed bag today, just in time for that awkward few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Enjoy the links.
- Richard Rorty’s 1998 Book Suggested Election 2016 Was Coming: You may quarrel with his argument; you may say that he was projecting onto the larger world what was happening within his own cloistered, ivied walls. But Mr. Trump is now our president-elect. (New York Times)
- How Four Teenage Girls Organized This Week’s Huge Silent Protest: It started with a simple tweet and grew into one of the largest (and most peaceful) protests this week. (Chicago Magazine, from July 2016)
- The Rise of Pirate Libraries: Shadowy digital libraries want to hold all the world’s knowledge and give it away for free. (Atlas Obscura)
- You Haven’t Seen Everything John Cho Can Do: The Star Trek Beyond actor on race, Mr. Sulu’s sexuality, and his magical weed-conjuring abilities (Vulture)
I was looking for something to listen to at work and started going through my Watch Later playlist. I’d forgotten about the music video for Weibird Wei’s new song and it’s amazing!
If you like it, his album is also on Spotify.
Today’s links are all about the media. I still haven’t decided which media outlets to support and I am taking suggestions (note: I’m not subscribing to WAPO or NYT). Anyway, the links.
- We Know Exactly Who Strong Arms the Free Press: With 100% accuracy, we know exactly what kind of world leaders try to weaken the free press in their own countries: Horrible ones. (Dave Pell / Medium)
- What Normalization Means: And so we should remain suspicious of efforts to welcome Trumpism into the fold of mainstream American ideas, particularly when normalizing him suggests the privilege to pick and choose, to infer the existence of another’s decency and humanity, to laugh, and to think that, at the end of the day, we all just want the same thing. (New Yorker)
- Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds: Teens absorb social media news without considering the source; parents can teach research skills and skepticism (Wall Street Journal)
- Billionaires vs. the Press in the Era of Trump: A small group of superrich Americans — the president-elect among them — has laid the groundwork for an unprecedented legal assault on the media. Can they succeed? (New York Times)
I love this song in almost all of it’s versions. Check out Leslie Odom Jr.’s version, it’s amazing.
Hey, I’m back! I’ve gathered lots of links over the last year I’m finally going to share them. I’m sure you’re all excited. Here are this week’s four.
- The FDA’s Antibacterial Soap Ban Is Bad News for Superbugs (Wired)
- The Wrong Man: Thomas Webb survived a false conviction, but freedom failed him. Then he met his accuser. (NBC News)
- Snowden Designs a Device to Warn if Your iPhone’s Radios Are Snitching (Wired)
- In Which A British Woman Considers The American Flag (BuzzFeed)
Happy Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade Day! I wish I was in Cleveland. Onto the links.
- Venezuelans Ransack Stores as Hunger Grips the Nation (NYT)
- Refugees in Greece need internet so badly that they’ll stop a riot to let the wifi guys work (Quartz)
- A Visual Guide to 11 of the World’s Most Baffling Theme Parks Forget Disneyland. These theme parks are inspired by everything from toilet humor to high-end jewelry. (Atlast Obscura)
- My brother died of a heroin overdose. Internet trolls wouldn’t let us grieve. (VOX)