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The Bell

Hundreds of workers gather for the mammoth undertaking of raising the bell from the pit. Men, like ants in black dotted rows, pull at thick ropes while others scurry about the scaffolding, barking orders…

21 Dec 2021 • 8 min read
¡Hola Papi! by JuanPa
Burning down a burgled house

… if there had been broadcasting at the time of the French Revolution, there would have been no French Revolution. ‘Forsan’ — Lord Reith, Parliamentary Affairs, Volume XVII, Issue 1, August 1963 [The BBC…

20 Jan 2022 • 9 min read
Conquest of the Useless by Mic Wright
The Magic Helmet Edition

WITI comes out every weekday (with a bonus edition on weekends for paid subscribers). If you love what we do, consider supporting us! Subscribe now Eric Matthies (EM) has worked as a director, producer…

20 Jan 2022 • 4 min read
Why is this interesting? by WITI Industries, LLC
You've Got A Friend (ish)

I’m Michael A. Cohen, and this is Truth and Consequences: A no-holds-barred look at the absurdities, hypocrisies, and surreality of American politics. If you received this email - or you are a free subscriber…

19 Jan 2022 • 12 min read
Truth and Consequences by Michael A. Cohen
Featured Publication
The newsletter breaking you out of your algorithm bubble

Embedded is your essential guide to what’s good on the internet, from Kate Lindsay and Nick Catucci.🧩 *Stefon voice* New York’s hottest newsletter is… —Kate It all started, as most great ideas do, in…

19 Jan 2022 • 1 min read
Embedded by Nick Catucci
No One Will Miss Her, Chapters 5-10

I want to like this book, and often I do. But boy, it really hits you on the head sometimes, in a way I find a little… untoward. I’m still enjoying it, mostly? I did roll my eyes around about the time…

19 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
Freddie deBoer by Fredrik deBoer
Dirt: Bootleg daycare

Dirt is a daily email about entertainment. Janet Manley on knockoff Disney murals and the slightly fucked look of an unauthenticated childhood. IP OTW In the year of my childhood 1989, Disney demanded…

19 Jan 2022 • 2 min read
Dirt by Study Hall LLC
Does success change people?

Does success change people? Does hitting your career goals, your financial goals, your life goals, turn you into somebody better than you were before? Or somebody worse? Was the best version of you just…

19 Jan 2022 • 1 min read
American Ambition by Marc Cenedella
Tuesday Thread: What are you reading (not on the internet)???

Part of what you pay for when you subscribe to Culture Study = community. And one thing that all of my favorite and most healthy and generative communities do for one another = give each other reading…

18 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
Culture Study by Anne Helen Petersen
The Last Days of the Covidian Cult

This isn’t going to be pretty, folks. The downfall of a death cult rarely is. There is going to be wailing and gnashing of teeth, incoherent fanatical jabbering, mass deleting of embarrassing tweets. There…

18 Jan 2022 • 5 min read
CJ Hopkins by CJ Hopkins
🎧 Voice Note: The truth about "that girl”

Hey! Back today with a Voice Note, meaning I’ll be speaking directly to you about what’s been on my mind lately, especially ideas I’d like to keep to a smaller audience either because they’re controversial…

18 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
Maybe Baby by Haley Nahman