New Yorker: Joy in Los Angeles as the Writers Reach a Tentative Deal https://www.newyorker.com/culture/notes-on-hollywood/joy-in-los-angeles-as-the-writers-reach-a-tentative-deal #NewYorker #Culture/NotesonHollywood #WritersGuildofAmerica #LaborStrikes #Television #Streaming #Hollywood #Strikes #Unions #Film
New Yorker: Daily Cartoon: Monday, September 25th https://www.newyorker.com/cartoons/daily-cartoon/monday-september-25th-wga-strike #NewYorker #Cartoons/DailyCartoon #Humor
New Yorker: I Tried Turning Thirty So You Don’t Have to (Honest Review) https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/i-tried-turning-thirty-so-you-dont-have-to-honest-review #NewYorker #Humor/DailyShouts #Humor
New Yorker: Michelle Buteau’s Caring Comedy https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/10/02/michelle-buteaus-caring-comedy #NewYorker #Magazine/OnStage
New Yorker: J. M. Coetzee’s “The Pole,” Reviewed https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/10/02/the-pole-j-m-coetzee-book-review #NewYorker #Magazine/Books
New Yorker: The Weather App for the Well Connected (And Denny’s!) https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/10/02/the-weather-app-for-the-well-connected-and-dennys #NewYorker #Magazine/Dept.ofPrognostication
New Yorker: A New York Daffodil? Fuhgeddaboudit https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/10/02/a-new-york-daffodil-fuhgeddaboudit #NewYorker #Magazine/FlowerPower
New Yorker: Inside Sam Bankman-Fried’s Family Bubble https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/10/02/inside-sam-bankman-frieds-family-bubble #NewYorker #Magazine/LetterfromPaloAlto
New Yorker: Is an All-Meat Diet What Nature Intended? https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/10/02/is-an-all-meat-diet-what-nature-intended #NewYorker #Magazine/AnnalsofGastronomy
New Yorker: Slide Show: New Yorker Cartoons October 2, 2023 https://www.newyorker.com/cartoons/issue-cartoons/cartoons-from-the-october-2-2023-issue #NewYorker #Cartoons/CartoonsfromtheIssue
New Yorker: The Washington Gerontocracy https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/10/02/the-washington-gerontocracy #NewYorker #Magazine/Comment
New Yorker: Updates to Our Stadium’s Bag Policy https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/updates-to-our-stadiums-bag-policy #NewYorker #Humor/DailyShouts #Humor
New Yorker: Kelly Clarkson on “Chemistry,” Her Divorce Record https://www.newyorker.com/podcast/the-new-yorker-radio-hour/kelly-clarkson-on-chemistry-her-divorce-record #NewYorker #Podcast/TheNewYorkerRadioHour #News/NewYorkerFavorites #Singer-Songwriters #WinterOlympics #KellyClarkson #AmericanIdol #Podcasts #TalkShow #Fiction
New Yorker: Scenes from an Impeachment https://www.newyorker.com/cartoons/blitts-kvetchbook/scenes-from-an-impeachment #NewYorker #Cartoons/Blitt’sKvetchbook #Culture/CultureDesk #Humor
New Yorker: Zelensky Offers to Broker Peace Deal Between Kevin McCarthy and House Republicans https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/zelensky-offers-to-broker-peace-deal-between-kevin-mccarthy-and-house-republicans #NewYorker #Humor/SatirefromTheBorowitzReport #Humor
New Yorker: Daily Cartoon: Friday, September 22nd https://www.newyorker.com/cartoons/daily-cartoon/friday-september-22nd-weekend-upstate #NewYorker #Cartoons/DailyCartoon #Humor
New Yorker: The New York Film Festival Kicks Off https://www.newyorker.com/culture/goings-on/the-new-york-film-festival-kicks-off #NewYorker #Culture/GoingsOn
New Yorker: Questions from Florida’s Newly Adopted Classic Learning Test https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/questions-from-floridas-newly-adopted-classic-learning-test #NewYorker #Humor/DailyShouts #Humor
New Yorker: House Republicans Refuse to Host Zelensky Because They’re Too Busy Fighting One Another https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-bidens-washington/house-republicans-refuse-to-host-zelensky-because-theyre-too-busy-fighting-one-another #NewYorker #News/LetterfromBiden’sWashington #GovernmentShutdown #VolodymyrZelensky #KevinMcCarthy #DonaldTrump #Republicans #JoeBiden #Ukraine
New Yorker: The Secret Life and Anonymous Death of the Most Prolific War-Crimes Investigator in History https://www.newyorker.com/news/a-reporter-at-large/the-secret-life-and-anonymous-death-of-the-most-prolific-war-crimes-investigator-in-history #NewYorker #(President)Basharal-Assad #News/AReporteratLarge #Earthquakes #WarCrimes #Turkey #Syria
The World Is My Oyster (Including Well, Snatch of Fury)
#FrankieGoesToHollywood epic album
As a born & raised #NewYorker who was home in Lower Manhattan for #September11 & whose heart was broken again when the #US started a war with the wrong country, I implore you to read this article. There’s much more for #America to mourn beyond those that died in the towers. #military #GoldStarFamily #Afghanistan
#Afghans #abandoned #women #girls
„Utkin and Prigozhin succeeded in tarnishing Wagner’s name for a new generation. Those who see the composer as something other than an irredeemably evil figure may wonder if he will ever escape the historical purgatory in which he dwells. In all likelihood, he will not, nor should he.“ Lesenswerter Text im #newyorker https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/deciphering-the-wagner-groups-love-for-wagner
James W. Truman featured in the New Yorker. A warm, lovely piece on his career studying insect metamorphosis, from moths to flies and mosquitoes, and the role and impact of hormones on insect development and behaviour—motivated by his latest work mapping the fate of neurons from larva to adult through pupal stages, and addressing an old question: do associative memories persist through metamorphosis?
“Metamorphosis of memory circuits in Drosophila reveals a strategy for evolving a larval brain” Truman et al. 2023 https://elifesciences.org/articles/80594
New Yorker: The Twilight of Mitch McConnell and the Spectre of 2024 https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-bidens-washington/the-twilight-of-mitch-mcconnell-and-the-spectre-of-2024 #NewYorker #News/LetterfromBiden’sWashington #2024PresidentialElection #RepublicanParty(G.O.P.) #MitchMcConnell #Republicans #DonaldTrump #JoeBiden #Politics
Many of the beliefs discussed here gave me head-explody, but there was also this hopeful tidbit: "The far-right scene looks different from how it did at the outset of [Trump’s] term: more scattered, more spacey, more incarcerated." #rightwingextremism #newyorker #antifascism
New Yorker: Hurricane Idalia’s Explosive Power Comes from Abnormally Hot Oceans https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-a-warming-planet/hurricane-idalias-explosive-power-comes-from-abnormally-hot-oceans #NewYorker #News/AnnalsofaWarmingPlanet #Environmentalism #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #Environment #Hurricanes #Oceans
Daydream: Elon changes his surname to "Muzzle" and takes a solemn vow of silence. Yes, "Elon Muzzle" has a nice ring to it.
Musk Told Pentagon He Spoke to Putin Directly, New Yorker Says
(Paywall) 💰 💵
Elon Musk’s Shadow Rule | The New Yorker
Elon Musk’s Shadow Rule
How the U.S. government came to rely on the tech billionaire—and is now struggling to rein him in.
New Yorker: Daily Cartoon: Monday, August 21st https://www.newyorker.com/cartoons/daily-cartoon/monday-august-21st-desantis-disney #NewYorker #Cartoons/DailyCartoon #Humor
Very long story about #musk in the #NewYorker , but OMG who has time to read this? I will add it to my podcast queue. Listening time 1h! But its read by a real person and not just text to speech. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/08/28/elon-musks-shadow-rule
The unique human misery -- and absurdity -- that is uniquely possible in a #theocracy. The US helped to establish this one, at least indirectly, and I truly worry about theocratic forces here, too. It could absolutely happen here. Some might argue, in fact, that with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, legislative movements against LGBTQ+ rights, and the stated intentions of some conservatives to go after birth control next, it has already begun. #Iran #newyorker #longread
✡️ Today's Jew of the Day is Emma Lazarus!
Emma Lazarus was a poet and activist for Jewish and Georgist causes. Her most famous work is "The New Colossus". A quote from the The New Colossus is inscribed on a plaque near the Statue of Liberty.
Lazarus believed in equality and the single tax movement. She also worked to assist Jews fleeing pogroms in Eastern Europe, despite the fact that she herself came from a wealthy family of Sephardi Jews who had come to New York City (then New Amsterdam) in the Jewish arrival in New Amsterdam in 1654. She helped found the Hebrew Technical Institute and the Society for the Improvement and Colonization of East European Jews.
Her poems and positions appeared in many newspapers and publications of the time.
Many historians credit Lazarus for shaping the self-identity of the United States.
New Yorker: Clarence Thomas Hikes Price of Supreme Court Decisions to Keep Pace with Inflation https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/clarence-thomas-hikes-price-of-supreme-court-decisions-to-keep-pace-with-inflation #NewYorker #Humor/SatirefromTheBorowitzReport
The must be a German word for the moment between when you've finished a New Yorker and when you turn and see the stack of ones you have yet to read. #NewYorker
The 3 options are “‘cooperate,’ ‘co-operate,’ and ‘coöperate.’ Back when the magazine was just getting started, someone decided that the first misread and the second was ridiculous, and adopted the diaeresis as the most elegant solution with the broadest application. The diaeresis is the single thing that readers of the letter-writing variety complain about most”. #NewYorker
PS: I have been mispronouncing ‘diaeresis’ for years.
George Saunders chose Claire Keegan’s story So Late in the Day to read on the New Yorker podcast. ‘I was on fire with love for the story’. Then. ‘Oh wait, this word is in the story that I don’t like, the c-word. I'd a real sense of not wanting to read that, not wanting to say it aloud as a dude.’
The solution: he discussed it with Deborah Treisman, but Claire Keegan did the reading.
Good on him for dude-nuance. And fair play, Claire Keegan.
Inside the #ActorsStrike
The #actors are officially on strike. @Vox senior correspondent and critic #AlissaWilkinson breaks down what @sagaftra is afta, and the #NewYorker’s Michael Schulman explains how one of @netflix 's first original shows was an early warning sign.
How many here struggle with fear, helplessness, and worse, depression in the face of #GlobalWarming?
I know I have.
What have you done to allay your #ClimateAnxiety?
Jio Tolentino of the #NewYorker has a thoughtful article on the subject - see link below
Very interesting profile of Samuel Delaney in the #NewYorker …
a belated #introduction
currently unemployed, and looking for inspiration :)
interested in #categorytheory, #theoreticalCS, #politics, #journalism and #technology. In particular how technologies can facilitate collective action and a responsive democracy. #privacy, #tech, #CivilSociety.
The Titan Submersible Was “an Accident Waiting to Happen” https://www.newyorker.com/news/a-reporter-at-large/the-titan-submersible-was-an-accident-waiting-to-happen
Five ❤️ for #followfriday
#Bourdain was moderately well-known before this article, but this was the one that shot him to fame, and deservedly so.
The last paragraph foreshadows his future nicely.
New Yorker: W.G.A. Strike: Why Your Favorite Shows Could Go Dark https://www.newyorker.com/podcast/the-new-yorker-radio-hour/wga-strike-why-your-favorite-shows-could-go-dark #NewYorker #Podcast/TheNewYorkerRadioHour #News/NewYorkerFavorites #WritersGuildofAmerica #ClimateChange #MentalHealth #Television #Streaming #Podcasts #Writers #Strike #Essay
M’friend Ed has been investigating the crims again. It’s gripping stuff, and I commend it to you.
(Ed also displaying a commendable grasp of the sanctity of private keys in encryption, unlike either the crims or the designers of their communications networks.)
Read it! (Does contain references to violence… so maybe not if that’s something you want to avoid.)
#10yrsago How DC insiders launder insider market information for the rich https://legaltimes.typepad.com/blt/2013/04/government-report-examines-political-intelligence-but-questions-remain.html
#10yrsago How the global hyper-rich have turned central London into a lights-out ghost-town https://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/world/europe/a-slice-of-london-so-exclusive-even-the-owners-are-visitors.html
#10yrsago This American Life’s report on kids and disability claims riddled with factual errors https://www.mediamatters.org/national-public-radio/american-life-features-error-riddled-story-disability-and-children
New Yorker: Trump’s Indictment, and a Brief History of Election Dirty Tricks https://www.newyorker.com/podcast/political-scene/trumps-indictment-and-a-brief-history-of-election-dirty-tricks #NewYorker #Podcast/ThePoliticalScenePodcast #ForeignPolicy #DonaldTrump #Indictments #Elections #Podcasts #Politics
Perhaps you all need more evidence that A.I. wrote one of last week’s #NewYorker cartoon caption contest finalists. This is how easily reproducible it is! Watch this video. https://ironicsans.substack.com/p/did-ai-write-this-new-yorker-cartoon
"Honey, why is the toaster trying to convince me that all this new A.I. stuff is nothing to worry about?"
Fascinating, probing interview with #newyorker's brilliant #mashagessen on what's really at stake in debates about #trans rights. By David Remnick. https://www.newyorker.com/news/the-new-yorker-interview/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-trans-rights
Tomorrow on my live webcast “History Matters:”
The Problem of Presentism
This week’s New Yorker had an article about historians & their work, largely focused on the place of the present in studying the past.
Join us to discuss this BIG question.
Fri. 10AM ET
The Defiance of Salman Rushdie
After a near-fatal stabbing—and decades of threats—the novelist speaks about writing as a death-defying act.
Introducing myself to a new instance…
Mostly I like talking about film and tv. I’ve been in the TV business for 25 yrs. Some producing -lots of editing in the last 10 yrs. Edited a Daytime Emmy nominee, and a multiple Webby winner, lots of social video and promos for premium cable and streamers. Directed and produced music videos. Produced award winning shorts.
I write and intend on creating more film.
New Yorker Takes Aim at People Who Still Think Covid Is a Problem
Corporate media’s overarching message is that it’s “time to move on,” and radicals holding on to precautions are impeding economic recovery.
“Grief enables you to love more fully, to experience things more fully.”
#grief #loss #death #life #love #family #mentalhealth #health #wellness #psychology #psychiatry #socialwork #counselling #psychotherapy #support #andersoncooper #newyorker
Since #mastodon doesn't seem to include profiles in hashtag searches, I'm going to list some right here.
I don't normally post or read about football, but this New Yorker article caught – and held – my attention. Worth a joyful read!
Lionel Messi is soccer’s great ambler. For him, walking is tantamount to seeing and thinking. But it is also crucial to the ways he turns analysis into action.
Open access: https://archive.vn/2dZgZ
@woozle Excellent bit at the end of Doctorow's New Yorker profile on content moderation:
I worry that, because of the attacker’s advantage, the people who want to break the rules are always going to be able to find ways around them, and that we’re never going to be able to make a set of rules that is comprehensive enough to forestall bad conduct. We see this all the time, right? Facebook comes up with a rule that says you can’t use racial slurs, and then racists figure out euphemisms for racial slurs. They figure out how to walk right up to the line of what’s a racial slur without being a racial slur, according to the rule book. And they can probe the defenses. They can try a bunch of different euphemisms in their alt accounts; they can see which ones get banned or blocked, and then they can pick one that they think is moderator-proof.
Meanwhile, if you’re just some normie who’s having racist invective thrown at you, you’re not doing these systematic probes—you’re just trying to live your life. And they’re sitting there trying to goad you into going over the line. And as soon as you go over the line they know chapter and verse. They know exactly what rule you’ve broken, and they complain to the mods and get you kicked off. And so you end up with committed professional trolls having the run of social media and their targets being the ones who get the brunt of bad moderation calls. Because dealing with moderation, like dealing with any system of civil justice, is a skilled, context-heavy profession. Basically, you have to be a lawyer. And, if you’re just a dude who’s trying to talk to your friends on social media, you always lose.
I think Doctorow's touching on a universal truth: that any rules-based system ultimately ends up being a sort of barristered hell. It's why content moderation is so damned context-sensitive. And also why and how extremists on both sides of a divide can drive out moderates and give rise to a highly-partisan shriekfest. Closely related to SSC's "Toxoplasma of Rage":
#NYC Mayor #EricAdams has gone waaaaaaay too far & this #NewYorker is shocked. He just asserted that the #police & #FirstResponders can #involuntarily #commit a #homeless person if they cannot meet their own "basic human needs" (instead of just they're a danger to self or others).
It is well known that helping someone get off the street requires multilevel assistance w/ health & housing. Imprisoning someone for suffering from #MentalHealth issues shouldn't be so easy.
"Dimming the Sun to Cool the Planet Is a Desperate Idea, Yet We’re Inching Toward It" | Must-read cautionary essay in the #NewYorker about climate desperation and the dangerous lure of "Geoengineering" by my friend @billmckibben: https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-a-warming-planet/dimming-the-sun-to-cool-the-planet-is-a-desperate-idea-yet-were-inching-toward-it