The internet is a crazy place. Highlights from this week: Reid Good dropped their first EP, The New Yorker meditated on what America would actually be like under the control of Mike Pence, Trump owns a fake (probably) Renoir, Nicki Minaj is a BOSS, and #metoo is trending all over.
Here are 10 must-read articles from this week.
2. The New Yorker: The Danger of President Pence
While many yearn for the impeachment of Donald Trump, it is important to understand what kind of president Pence would be, should he assume the office.
3. New York Times: Nicki Minaj, Always in Control
Nicki Minaj is a BOSS (that link is highly relevant to Nicki being a boss and also, Donald Trump. Please watch it). If this is something you do not know, you are about to find out.
4. Hyperallergic: Trump Continues to Lie About His Fake Renoir
5. Hyperallergic: Artist Omer Fast Compares Protesters to Alt-Right, Chinatown Art Brigade Responds
Chinatown Art Brigade (CAB) has been protesting Omer Fast’s show at James Cohen Gallery in Chinatown. Apparently Fast thought the best way to address residents of Chinatown protesting gentrification is to compare them to the Alt-Right…?
6. TeenVogue: Claudette Colvin Explains Her Role in the Civil Rights Movement
Claudette Colvin, a pivotal figure in the Civil Rights Movement, gets to tell her own story.
From one of its early users, the story of how Twitter became a monster, and a place for hate.
8. Twitter: #metoo
#metoo, a campaign that aims to bring awareness to the number of women and girls sexually harassed and assaulted is taking over many social media platforms…
…But some people are hesitant about the movement, feeling that it still leaves responsibility on women to reveal their stories, instead of men and boys coming out as perpetrators. Here is a list of things men (but also anyone) can do to address our culture of rape and sexual harassment.
10. BuzzFeed: How People Inside Facebook Are Reacting To The Company’s Election Crisis
Employees of FaceBook feel responsible (at least partially) for the 2016 election results.
Conspiracy theorists, rejoice! Trump is planning to release JFK assassination documents, in spite of warnings by experts.
*All images taken from reference articles*
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