The Internet is Exploding: 10 Must-Read Articles This Week

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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.

1. Reid Good: MFNA
Detroit based artist Reid Good released an EP chronicling their time at a “prestigious school in a wealthy Detroit suburb.” Learn more about Good on ARTS.BLACK. 

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.

7. Medium: One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to end

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…

9. Total Sorority Move: Literally, Why Can’t I Say #MeToo?

…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.

Honorable Mention:

Washington Post: Trump plans to release JFK assassination documents despite concerns from federal agencies

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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