Media & Literature
Media & Literature
Isaac Chotiner interviews Richard A. Epstein, Detroit faces coronavirus, saving indigenous languages, friend dates, and 2000s celebrity drama
This week I spent more time on the internet than I did last week, but still less than previously. I also let myself enjoy the things that made me smile and provided a brief and necessary moment of respite.
Proprietary technologies and planned obsolescence collide to make data harder to extract once a file format is no longer supported, leading to a growing concern about the impact of this current “digital dark age.”
Losing yourself in a good book is a timeless way to manage uncertainty, unease, and being cooped up in a house with the family and roommates that you love so, so, so much, but seriously can you just turn down the volume on your video games please?
Honestly, I have spent most of this week avoiding the internet, going online just enough to stay abreast of COVID-19 developments.
There was kinda a lot of art news on the internet this week.
In Flourish, Malech's poems rarely alight anywhere near where they begin—often introducing unexpected themes into the fray.
The internet was a lot this week. Good, but a lot.
The internet was very nice this week.
Libraries as places of possibility regardless of social class enabled Daniel to experience a larger world outside the one she lived in and imagine a variety of prospects that life might hold for her. That capacity drives her vision for the Pratt.
Highlights: Having a hobby, academy jerks, Meghan McCain’s tears, the pain of Oprah, the first drag queen was a former slave, Tressie McMillan Cottom, J.Lo and Shakira’s Super Bowl, Christine Sun Kim’s patriotic act, how we make homes, and Erykah Badu’s pussy.
Brexit finally happened, coronavirus is a global epidemic, apparently you don’t need witnesses (or evidence) in an impeachment trial, and I am highkey VERY concerned about PETA.
Some crazy shit punctuated a mostly boring week on the internet—but there were also some quiet hidden gems.
Highlights: What The Oscars got wrong, shifting our perspective on monuments, a royal exit, the sometimes tragedy of birth, meditating on cats and Elizabeth Bishop, the politics of textiles, the popularization of Botox, you probably aren’t Beyoncé’s friend, and the Bernie/Warren spat.