Walking Shadows Lapham’s Quarterly
Harry’s deal is for FOUR books – and one won’t be released until after The Queen has died: Duke oversaw bidding war of up to ‘$40m’ and Meghan will write a ‘wellness’ book as part of mega-deal Daily Mail
On Janet Malcolm n + 1
In Castoria Justin E.H. Smith’s Internet
What the UK’s flood of covid alerts means for exposure apps MIT Technology Review
Anthony Fauci Tells Anti-Vaxxers to Sit Down and STFU as COVID Cases Surge Vanity Fair. Bald statement of PMC POV. Needless to say, this is not the way to win over hearts and minds.
Delta Dysfunction Insight. Insight. Zeynep Tufecki.
St. Louis, St. Louis County to reinstate mask mandate, some of first in US St. Louis Post Dispatch
The Case for Masking Up Again Indoors in New York City New Yorker. I’ve never stopped wearing a mask. And I continue to hibernate and avoid nearly all social interaction – except for the occasional quick trip to the corner store.
Thousands in Italy protest against tougher regulations to contain coronavirus South China Morning Post
Boris Johnson is a comic opera prime minister whose mistakes have killed tens of thousands Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
Germany: Storm warning issued as country reels from floods Deutsche Welle
Apocalypse Right Now NYT. Even MoDo notices climate change.
The New Recruits Tampa Bay Times
Rare FAA rules change means Blue Origin crew may not get official ‘wings’ UPI That’s a damn shame.
A Teacher’s Summer Is No Cakewalk American Conservative. I’ll say. Until he became a guidance counselor – which was treated as a quasi-administrative function and therefore came with an eleven and then twelve-month contract – my schoolteacher father always had summer jobs. Otherwise, no pay checks. One summer, it was painting houses. Another, IIRC he worked as groundskeeper at a private school.
The Trillion-Dollar Lie TK News. Matt Taibbi.
Senate panel votes to make women register for draft
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
Rescuers in India hunt for survivors as monsoon death toll rises to 115 South China Morning Post
How the Milk Tea Alliance Is Remaking Myanmar The Diplomat
What’s Really Going on in Cuba Counterpunch
US Regime Change Echos in the Caribbean Consortium News. Vijay Prashad.
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