Category Archives: links

Footnotes

  • Chicago’s black renaissance [Chicago Tribune]
  • New issue of Jacobin magazine [Jacobin]
  • What good are conventions now? [Swampland]
  • A civil rights group in Togo is encouraging women to withhold sex in protest of the country’s president. [TMC]
  • Mitt, can you just tell us what you actually think? Really? Just once? [The Economist]
  • The most puzzling David Brooks column in…a while. [NYT]
  • It’s funny because it’s true.. [The Onion]
  • Al Jazeera brings us a new sports network, beIn. [Grantland]
  • Joe Biden, is in fact, running for president. [TNR]

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This is going to be a long one. Special thanks to Aaron for holding down the fort these past few days.

  • Enter Big Soda, guns aimed at the New York soda ban. [Mother Jones]
  • Scotland is set to legalize same-sex marriage. [The Guardian]
  • BMW is letting you buy their electric car over the internet. [Bloomberg]
  • What Star Trek got right on mobile devices. [The Atlantic]
  • Dan Harmon and Fox are finalizing a deal to produce a new t.v. show. [New York]
  • Sandy Weill wants to break up the biggest banks. [Dealbook]
  • Also, the coolest map I’ve seen in a while:

Footnotes

  • David Frum critiques Arthur Brooks’ analysis of who’s happier: conservatives or liberals. [Frum Forum]
  • Someone crashed a $31 million car. [Chicago Tribune]
  • There’s actually a very practical reason to buy this iPhone case. [Gizmodo]
  • Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah didn’t appreciate the last episode of The Newsroom…because they made him sound like a lunatic. [Salt Lake Tribune]
  • On some issues Americans are becoming more liberal, on others they’re becoming more conservative. [Business Insider]
  • A French court ruled that police can’t detain immigrants simply for not having proof of citizenship. [France24]

Footnotes

  • The Sound and the Fury, in color, just like Faulkner wanted. [Uncharted Books]
  • Congressman Thad McCotter resigned from Congress today after, in his words, a “nightmarish month.” Oh, and he wrote this. [Detroit News]
  • Tina Fey is in the newest Childish Gambino album, Royalty. [Rolling Stone]
  • The French thinks President François Hollande’s new tax on summer homes is a “gimmick.” [France24]
  • Corey Robin rounds up responses to a piece he co-wrote at Crooked Timber. [Corey Robin]

 

Footnotes

I wonder what’s going to dominate the news cycle tomorrow.

  • Rob Portman doesn’t like taxes…on beer. [Reuters]
  • People are pissed that the makers of Oreos like gay people. [The Guardian]
  • Major cities are trying something new on crime fighting. [Next American City]
  • People in India consume less Coca Cola than the rest of the world and that may change. [WSJ]
  • Chuck Norris was attacked for an anti-gay article he wrote. I’m sure the jokes are coming. [The Guardian]

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TGIF.

  • Vaginas aren’t dirty in Michigan or anywhere else according to Noami McAuliffe. [Guardian]
  • Will Anthony Weiner return to politics? Oh please god yes, please please please, there just aren’t enough penises on the web anymore. [TDB]
  • Jon Chait has a new blogpost on Sally Quinn. Enough said. [New York]
  • Mitt Romney likes the old timey phrases. [TNR]
  • This guy thinks college students should be indentured servants. [NYT]
  • The history of the world according to Wikipedia [AtlanticWire]

 

Footnotes

  • Eric Rauchway shares his two cents on Prometheus. [EotAW]
  • Which Muppet are you? A Chaos Muppet or a Order Muppet? [Slate]
  • Rod Dreher measures just how bad the situation is for the Times-Picayune (hint: real bad) by the fact that they laid off their ace food critic. [Dreher]
  • Jamie Dimon has some connections on Capitol Hill which makes Banking Committee hearings all the more pleasurable. [American Banker]
  • Conan O’Brien is shooting giant sausages. [Bon Appetit]

Footnotes

  • Jonah Lehrer is writing a science blog for The New Yorker. [TNY]
  • The girlfriend of the guy who ate someone’s face says she never felt in danger with him. [Reuters]
  • Teens smoke more pot than cigarettes. [CBS]
  • The New Republic brought back its soccer blog. [TNR]
  • Here’s a Q&A with David Grann. [Nieman Storyboard]

Footnotes

I’m rooting for Ta-Nehisi to do his bookclub on the The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery mostly because it’s been sitting in my kindle collecting e-dust for a little while now.

  • The Ninth Circuit Court in California won’t again hear arguments about Proposition 8, the initiative banning gay marriage. [WSJ]
  • President Obama locks up the 15-year old girl vote with this youtube video of him singing Call Me, Maybe. [Youtube]
  • There’s a new book out about 200 years of American presidential campaign posters. [Brainpickings]
  • Why doesn’t anyone listen to Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz? [TAP]
  • Alec Wilkinson remembers George W. S. Trow. Trow’s books have been popping up around my house lately. [TNY]
  • First it’s oversized soda, now it’s pot arrests. Mayor Bloomberg is making changes. [WSJ]
  • Michael Tomasky thinks Wisconsin will vote Democratic in November, even after Gov. Walker successfully defeated a recall effort against him. [TDB]

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I wish I could find something to watch on t.v. So bored. Anyway, here’s some links:

  • Jury selection in the Jerry Sandusky case is coming up. [Chicago Breaking News]
  • John Paul Stevens says Citizen United won’t live forever. [TPM]
  • Green Lantern (not to be confused with the Green Lantern) is gay. [Grantland]
  • It’s not that Grandpa smells bad, just different. [NPR]
  • Uncultured American food trucks found their way to Paris…and the French dig it. [NYT]
  • Plenty of stuff in here on Michael Bloomberg and whaat he doesn’t want to do. [New York]
  • Brazil meets nonprofit watchdog journalism. [Nieman Journalism Lab]
  • The far-right National Front party in France may sue Madonna if she displays a picture of Marine Le Pen with a swastika on her forhead. [AFP]