The legend and the crazy novelist Times Literary Supplement
HOW VERSAILLES STILL HAUNTS THE WORLD Public Books. Introduction plus six parts.
My pick for 2021’s superb owl Boing Boing
Read inaugural poet Amanda Gorman’s Super Bowl poem CNN (The Rev Kev). Moi: Wow, interviewed by Michelle Obama for Time magazine. I am impressed. Kill Me Now.
Super Bowl 2021 halftime show memes: The Weeknd’s hall of mirrors CNET. Mummy dancers? !?!
We Know Very Little About America’s Vaccine Debacle NYT Editorial Board.
After a catastrophic year, oil is posting a remarkable recovery World Oil (The Rev Kev)
“The Check Would Mean A Lot” Daily Poster
A Brutal Tally: Higher Ed Lost 650,000 Jobs Last Year Chronicle of Higher Education
Biden’s Iran Policy Is Just Trump’s Iran Policy With A Rainbow Flag Emoji Caitlin Johnstone (The Rev Kev)
About Those Executive Orders… Counterpunch
After IS London Review of Books. Patrick Cockburn.
Europe’s dangerous Egypt policy Qantara
India cracks down on journalism, again Columbia Journalism Review
Our Famously Free Press
The Journalistic Tattletale and Censorship Industry Suffers Several Well-Deserved Blows Glenn Greenwald. Hoisted from comments (Carolinian).
This is a point I’ve made over & over again: “go woke, go broke” has it exactly backwards. The revenue crunch is the /cause/ of the ideological monoculture, purity tests, & witch hunts — not the reverse.
Fix the revenue model, & you fix the newsroom culture. https://t.co/z1sEYLAxII
— jonstokes.com (@jonst0kes) February 7, 2021
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Don’t Trust Those ‘Secure’ Messaging Apps American Conservative
This is how we lost control of our faces MIT Technology Review
Reimagining the Platform Economy Project Syndicate
Facebook played by far the biggest role for those charged thus far in the Capitol riot. YouTube was a distant second. Parler was way, way, way behind.
Yet it was Parler which Dem poilticians demanded be removed from the internet. https://t.co/f9xPptRUNl
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 7, 2021
Antidote du Jour (via):
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— World birds (@worldbirds32) February 1, 2021
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.