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The Master's Trap

This is the midweek edition of Culture Study — the newsletter from Anne Helen Petersen, which you can read about here. If you like it and want more like it in your inbox, consider subscribing. Engraving…

21 Jul 2021 • 10 min read
Culture Study by Anne Helen Petersen
BREAKING NEWS: Three Obscure Pre-Insurrection Meetings Require Immediate Congressional Investigation

Give a gift subscription Introduction Proof has now written at great length about several pre-insurrection meetings only lightly reported elsewhere. This article adds three even more obscure—but possibly…

04 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
Proof by Seth Abramson
Democrats's Marxist Grab for Property Rights

Democrats this evening extended the eviction moratorium specifically for renters because apparently the Centers for Disease Control is also about property control, too: Joseph Zeballos-Roig @josephzeballos…

04 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
Dana Loesch's Chapter and Verse by Dana Loesch
Father 😇 Son 😇 House of Gucci 😇

The trailer for House of Gucci, and today Hung Up feels comfortable making a declaration: this will be “the most important movie of our time,” since the previous “most important movie of our time” (A Star…

03 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
Hung Up by Hunter Harris
Featured Publication
I have not "endorsed hate speech"

Just a brief note - this post from TechCrunch is pretty bizarre overall, and it really demonstrates the extent to which people in the media don’t even bother to articulate why or how free speech is now…

03 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
Freddie deBoer by Fredrik deBoer
JPT Film & Event Center will reopen on August 17; partners with What's Up Newp to present Jaws and Top Gun

After being closed to the public for seventeen months and only being able to offer virtual screenings, The JPT Film & Event Center is back. “Little did we know when we closed on March 16, 2020, what was…

03 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
What's Up Newp Newsletter by What's Up Newp, LLC
"You Say You Want A Revolution ..."

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 someone sent you this email - or you are a free…

03 Aug 2021 • 7 min read
Truth and Consequences by Michael A. Cohen
The west's tsunami of antisemitism

In this podcast with Allen Roth, president of Secure America Now, I discussed the “tsunami” of antisemitism in the west and the inadequacy of the responses to it. Forming an “axis of evil that spans continents…

03 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
Melanie Phillips by Melanie Phillips
Thomas Sowell's Signature Work

If you’re a TGS regular, you’ve probably heard John and I talk about the economist and political theorist Thomas Sowell and his work, though we haven’t had a full, in-depth conversation about it. That’…

03 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
Glenn Loury by Glenn Loury
The Tyranny and Misogyny of Meal Planning

If you listened to my old podcast, Comfort Food, you may recall that “to meal plan, or not to meal plan?” was one of our most frequently debated questions. (If you didn’t listen to Comfort Food, you can…

03 Aug 2021 • 9 min read
Burnt Toast by Virginia Sole-Smith by Virginia Sole-Smith
When kids feel socially anxious

Welcome to Is My Kid the Asshole?, a newsletter from science and parenting journalist Melinda Wenner Moyer, which you can read more about here. If you like it, please subscribe and/or share this post with…

03 Aug 2021 • 6 min read
Is My Kid the Asshole? by Melinda Wenner Moyer
The 50 most interesting (& quick/funny) things you'll see this week

🌀 Confession: I’ve never been able to figure out hard shell tacos. They always break in two bites and then I wind up using the remaining shell bits to shovel the rest in my mouth. 🌀 I scroll it so much…

Mitch McConnell: "Shameless and Shameful," says Fran Lebowitz

Welcome back to my newsletter! This edition tees off on culture and politics with the writer Fran Lebowitz — hope you enjoy, and you can subscribe to get the entire newsletter here: Subscribe now Share…

03 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
Ari Melber by Ari Melber
The Truth About My Health

(Photo via Getty Images) I had Covid early last year, before any testing was available and before we knew much about what to expect. I decided to document everything that was happening with me because…

03 Aug 2021 • 6 min read
SHERO by Amee Vanderpool
Dirt: Live fry or die

Dirt is a daily email about entertainment. Daisy Alioto with a unified theory of vocal fry. Slate has been on the vocal fry beat for a very long time. In 2013 they were calling it creaky voice, 2015 brought…

03 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
Dirt by Study Hall LLC
The Instruction Set Edition

Guan Yang (GY) is a data scientist based in New York. His favorite instruction set is IBM’s POWER. He previously wrote the Bitcoin Accounting Edition for WITI. Guan here. 57 years ago, in April 1964, IBM…

03 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
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Culture Study by Anne Helen Petersen
The Master's Trap, Part Two
25 Jul 2021 • 19 min read
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