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)