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The internet is a lot. Highlights from this week: Donald Trump’s Twitter account was shut down for 11 whole minutes, Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of sexual assault and Netflix immediately cut ties with Spacey, feminist art historian Linda Nochlin died, the world’s largest biennale of digital and net art opened for its 3rd exhibition, and a new independent news source is coming to Baltimore!

Here are 10 must-read articles from this week.

1. BuzzFeed: A Twitter Employee Shut Down Trump’s Account On Their Last Day Of Work

Twitter crowned them a hero.

2. The Wrong (biennale)

The Wrong, the world’s largest digital art biennale, opened Wednesday.

3. ARTnews: Linda Nochlin, Trailblazing Feminist Art Historian, Dies at 86

Her groundbreaking essay,
Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?, is a seminal text in art history classes today. This essay is a must read for anyone working in the arts.

4. The New York Times: Female Artists Sign Letter Against Sexual Harassment

This letter comes in response to Knight Landesman resignation from ArtForum.  

5. BuzzFeed: Actor Anthony Rapp: Kevin Spacey Made A Sexual Advance Toward Me When I Was 14

The effects of the Harvey Weinstein scandal are profound, and rightfully so. Inspired by the courage of the women coming forward about Weinstein, Rapp accuses Kevin Spacey of making inappropriate sexual advances when he was 14…

6. BuzzFeed: Netflix Is Cutting Ties With Kevin Spacey After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The fallout from Rapps accusations are IMMENSE. After Spacey made a statement in which he came out as gay, Twitter exploded, and many follow-up pieces have been published, BuzzFeed, Vulture, and  The New Yorker amongst others.

7. The New York Times: DNAinfo and Gothamist Are Shut Down After Vote to Unionize

After reporters and editors at two New York news websites unionized, they all lost their jobs. The websites were shut down by their owner, Joe Ricketts, founder of TD Ameritrade.

8. The Atavist Magazine: Promethea Unbound

The story of a resilient child genius raised in poverty.

9. Salvage: Platform Capitalism and the Value Form

You might need a postmodern dictionary to read this, but it is worth the trouble for this Marxist read on the tech industry.  

10. Baltimore Beat: Coming November 15th

YAY!!!! A new independent publication is being founded in Baltimore by many former City Paper employees!!!

Honorable Mention:

TeenVogue: Understanding the Fox News Propaganda Machine

Instead of covering ties to Russia and alleged illegal actions within the Trump administration, Fox News debated the placement of cheese on burger emojis.

Tiffany & Co.: Everyday Objects

Tiffany & Co. is taking a cue from Gwyneth Paltrow and making normal things expensive because.

Edit: The original post did not include TeenVogue article.

*All images taken from reference articles*

Have a suggestion for next week? Email afoehmke@bmoreart.com with the subject line “The Internet is Exploding.”

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