The Internet is Exploding

The Internet is Exploding

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

The internet was chaotic this week, but patterns are also starting to emerge.

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.

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.

Paris is Burning 30 years later, Arts.Black’s new podcast, an open letter to Elizabeth Warren, why you’ll probably get the coronavirus, and more

The internet was a lot this week. Good, but a lot.

Carly Rae Jepsen’s emotions, Page Six, the success of Wikipedia, the world’s loneliest whale, and more

The internet was very nice this week.

10 Must-Read Articles This Week

David Foster Wallace was a jerk, Macaulay Culkin is not who you think he is, Jeanne Calment might not have been the oldest living person, Joshua Yaffa’s Russia is worth paying attention to, the power of Parasite, and more.

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.

Wow wow wow!!! It is the end of the decade... or is it?!?! Apparently when the decade ends is debatable! Anyway, at the beginning of 2010 I had just turned ...

The year is almost over, so this week is dedicated to best of 2019 lists. But the internet was also filled with coverage of Trump’s impeachment, and some really lovely ...

The internet was lowkey really nice this week. Highlights: Beyoncé gave an interview, Solange gave a lot of people a very good reason to procrastinate, the NFL proved Colin Kaepernick ...

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