The Internet is Exploding

The Internet is Exploding

Michaela Coel, Ziwe Fumudoh, Killer Mike, canceling cancel culture, Beirut’s waste, a big victory for Native Americans, stop dining out

The internet was kinda great this week and it was filled with profiles and interviews.

Community accountability, the politics of storytelling, capitalizing the B in Black, Vanessa Guillen, COVID-19 parties, and more

The internet seems to be forgetting that we are in the middle of an uprising, and people are actively ignoring that we are in the middle of a pandemic!

Arthur Jafa, the future of bail funds, James Baldwin and Nikki Giovanni, Elijah McClain, the Church of White Guilt, and more

People are still reeling from Beyonce’s Juneteenth drop, coronavirus cases are increasing as states reopen, and protests continue.

Juneteenth, Oluwatoyin Salau, Rayshard Brooks, grieving through John Coltrane’s “Alabama," and more

Important Supreme Court decisions were made, some racist branding was changed, and white people discovered Juneteenth, all of which were all over the internet this week.

White people need to talk about whiteness, JK Rowling’s transphobia, Bon Appétit’s implosion, a “bastard cop’s” confessions, and more

There were many thoughtful and beautifully written articles on the current protests, systemic racism, and racial and generational trauma, but it was still hard to be online. 

The past six months, accomplices v. allies, the psychopathology of whiteness, Black revolutionary texts, and more

The internet was reflective of the world this week.

The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade, the racism of Amy Cooper and Lana Del Rey, and more

The internet fully saturated me this week. 

Featuring: Lana Del Rey, the history of backlash, how a slave changed American food, André Leon Talley, and more

The internet was almost too much for me this week.

Jill Scott and Erykah Badu's battle, Little Richard's death, Stevie Wonder's 70th birthday, D. Watkins and Danny Hersl, biblical mysteries, and more

The internet had a lot of different things going on this week.

Little Simz's new album, Lorraine Hansberry, Ahmaud Arbery and sharing videos of death, the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes, and more

I was kinda really into the internet this week.

Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé, Mobb Deep, La Vie Bohème, wealth shown to scale, AI memes

There were some things I was feeling on the internet this week, but also a lot I was not into.

#blackAF, Kali Uchis’ quarantine EP, The Last Dance, Harlem’s Tiger King, Anderson Cooper vs. The Mayor of Las Vegas

The internet was wild this week.

Our pandemic summer, save the post office, the rat war, Fiona Apple and more

The internet was our new normal this week: filled with everything COVID-19.

Remembering David C. Driskell, Zsela’s haunting covers, Doja Cat in Chain Mail, Paul Chan loves Cats, and more.

I wasn’t really interested in, and didn’t have the capacity for, longreads this week—many of which were about the pandemic. Instead, I focused on shorter reads, and quick snippets from the internet. 

Isaac Chotiner interviews Richard A. Epstein, Detroit faces coronavirus, saving indigenous languages, friend dates, and 2000s celebrity drama

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