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Out of The Newsroom

Via Netflix. Edited by Sam Thielman THE FIRST THING I ever did in journalism was beg someone to let me open her mail. I was 19 years old. Weeks before, I had been turned down for an internship at New York…

03 Aug 2021 • 10 min read
Forever Wars by Spencer Ackerman
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Doing Your Own Research (is) for Dummies

Beaker and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew of “The Muppet Show” Recently, I was witness to an unhappy commercial starring Spike Lee. In it, pictures of paper currency flash on the screen, dead presidents emblazoned…

04 Aug 2021 • 6 min read
Interview with an Introvert by Sean Sullivan
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Give Me Food or Give Me Death

Photo by Chad Montano on Unsplash Maybe I’m different, but for as long as I can remember, next to the few times I’ve had sex, food — or just the thought of it — brings me immeasurable joy. Let me clarify…

04 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
My Manic Brain by Jonathan Schwartz
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You Can’t Split the "G"

If you’re reading this newsletter, you read the trades. You subscribe to multiple other newsletters. So when Scarlett Johanson sued Disney last week, every Rich, Matt and Luke (the entertainment journalist…

04 Aug 2021 • 11 min read
The Entertainment Strategy Guy by Entertainment Strategy Guy
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Chapter 16: Jay

Welcome to the last chapter of this serialized edition of Kill The Rich. Those of you who stuck around— thanks for sticking around. I got COVID, moved, and won $50 at the slots at Circa during the creation…

04 Aug 2021 • 18 min read
Kill The Rich by Kate Shapiro
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SLAPP and anti-SLAPP: Netflix hits back at Alan Dershowitz

Alan Dershowitz/ Sage Ross /Wikimedia Commons Get 60 day free trial In May of this year, attorney Alan Dershowitz, whose competition to be one of the most despicable men in America never lets up, sued…

04 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
Words For the Wise by Michael Balter
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This is China

My daughter, who is 23, recently passed her driving test (first time too!). She had the usual difficulties young people in Ireland have with getting insurance. After being quoted some astronomical premiums…

04 Aug 2021 • 13 min read
John Waters Unchained by John Waters
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Pendulum’s in full swing + astrology readings: August 2021

Hello freaks! We are basking in the sunshine of Leo season, isn’t it marvelous? It’s burning bright in my 2nd House, so I’m digging it hehe. There’s a lot to cover so let’s get down to business... BOOKING…

04 Aug 2021 • 6 min read
Stevie’s Email Energy by Stevie Anderson
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Dr. Death and the Shortcomings of the Docudrama

There’s something to the saying that truth is stranger than fiction. Every so often, there’s a news story that is just so strange, so unearthly, sometimes so horrifying, that you can’t imagine a room full…

04 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
Omnivorous by Dr. Thomas J. West III
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IN CT CITY - Chapter 15

/ / * this chapter & story is licensed CC BY-SA 4.0 * character(s), meme art & ft dialogue × ct * writing & story × jb * streaming ~ 8/4 1:07 PM EST * going for a run / * will write Chapter 15 later…

04 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
short story series by jb
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Pegasus Spyware: How It Works and What It Collects

Screenshot from a leaked NSO Group marketing brochure showing how the Pegasus control panel looks on a customer’s desktop computer as they view data siphoned from a target’s mobile phone. Revelations about…

04 Aug 2021 • 9 min read
Zero Day by Kim Zetter
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Can Netflix Disrupt Gaming?

Disruption Let’s start by defining disruption. I’m not using it in the popular way, but rather how it was defined decades ago by Clay Christensen. Disruption is when a company starts out by offering something…

04 Aug 2021 • 8 min read
Lazy Investor by Lazy Investor
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(14). Letter From An African Psychiatrist

(14). Letter From An African Psychiatrist. Master Classes, Life Long Learning and Cognitive Reserve. All the world is my school and all humanity is my teacher. George Whitman. The scientific results of…

04 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
Letters From An African Psychiatrist by Jonathan D Moch
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Global Roundup: Indigiqueer Love Story, Teen on Mission to Vaccinate Indian Trans Community, Latina-Run Zero-Waste Store, Resilience of Queer Nigerians, Protests in Ukraine

Compiled by Inaara Merani Mary Galloway (sitting up) and Kaitlyn Yott star in “Querencia.” Credit: Veronica Bonderud. (Xtra) Subscribe now Mary Galloway’s web series Querencia is a coming of age 2SLGBTQ…

04 Aug 2021 • 6 min read
FEMINIST GIANT by Mona Eltahawy
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A list of beautiful things #5

Where do you want this door to go Filipina excellence: when one rises, we all rise Do you have a bestie like this? you came here to welcome me to what is the end I love the way these white dots depict…

04 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
Malaka’s Newsletter by Malaka Gharib
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5 Fictional Blonde Men I Think Are Really Neat

In all great media, we have been told through life that blondes tend to have more fun. While I find I am more partial to brunettes in my preferences. There is no denying the hold and allure that the fictional…

04 Aug 2021 • 7 min read
Mirandatory by miranda
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Women and Hollywood's Picks of the Week

"The Pursuit of Love": Robert Viglasky/Amazon Studios Read more

04 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
Women and Hollywood Newsletter by Melissa Silverstein
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Psychedelic Nouveau

In 1967, The United States of America was undergoing a series of radical changes. From Martin Luther King Jr. paving a pathway for racial justice, to young Americans protesting the Vietnam war, the musical…

04 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
The Art of Cover Art by Rachel Cabitt
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