📺 “Jack Ryan” Pilot | Amazon Prime

Watched "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" Pilot from Amazon Prime
Directed by Morten Tyldum. With John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Abbie Cornish, Ali Suliman. In the series premiere, CIA analyst Jack Ryan uncovers a series of suspicious transactions that take him and his boss James Greer out from behind their desks into the field to hunt down a powerful new threat to the world. Hanin begins to question her husband's affairs after he brings a mysterious outsider into their home.

📺 “Jack Ryan” French Connection | Amazon Prime

Watched "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" French Connection from Amazon Prime
Directed by Daniel Sackheim. With John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Abbie Cornish, Ali Suliman. Jack and Greer decode a fresh piece of intel that takes them to Paris and one step closer to the elusive Suleiman. Hanin's husband returns home with a renewed fervor for his secretive mission, leaving her unsure of their family's future.

👓 Holly Krieger | Cambridge

Read About Holly Krieger (dpmms.cam.ac.uk | Cambridge)
Born and raised near Chicago, Dr Holly Krieger completed the undergraduate mathematics honors program at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She went on to a master's degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, with initial research interests during graduate school were primarily in arithmetic and Diophantine geometry. Under the guidance of Laura DeMarco and Ramin Takloo-Bighash, her thesis work focused on the emerging field of arithmetic dynamics, which studies the relationship between dynamics of one complex variable and the arithmetic geometry of abelian varieties.

👓 Teachers Are Moonlighting As Instagram Influencers To Make Ends Meet | BuzzFeed

Read Meet The “Teacher Instagrammers” Who Moonlight As Influencers To Make Ends Meet (BuzzFeed News)
One teacher in Texas told BuzzFeed News she makes a $50,000 a year, but made over $200,000 in a year through Instagram.

🎧 This Week in Google 468 Extra Stolen Privacy | TWiT.TV

Listened to This Week in Google 468 Extra Stolen Privacy by Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham from TWiT.tv

Android Pie, Pixel 3, Google China

  •  Android Pie hits Pixels and Essential Phone.
  •  New Pixel 3 images and video leak.
  •  Google's China dilemma.
  •  Should Leo buy the Magic Leap?
  •  Does Facebook want your bank info?
  •  Silicon Valley's war on Alex Jones.
  •  Is Ajit Pai still evil?
  •  Stacey's Things: June Oven and Anki Vector.
  •  Jeff's Number: Your baby's first words could be "OK Google."

📺 “The Big Bang Theory” The Athenaeum Allocation | CBS

Watched "The Big Bang Theory" The Athenaeum Allocation from CBS
Directed by Mark Cendrowski. With Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg. Leonard jumps through hoops to help secure the perfect wedding venue for Sheldon and Amy. Also, Bernadette and Wolowitz have a hard time deciding who should stay at home with the kids and who should go back to work.

📺 “The Big Bang Theory” The Tenant Disassociation | CBS

Watched "The Big Bang Theory" The Tenant Disassociation from CBS
Directed by Mark Cendrowski. With Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg. Leonard runs against Sheldon to be president of the tenants association; Wolowitz and Koothrappali find a drone in the backyard.

📺 “Modern Family” Spanks for the Memories | ABC

Watched "Modern Family" Spanks for the Memories from ABC
Directed by James R. Bagdonas. With Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell. When Jay overhears Gloria talking about spanking, he thinks she's bored in the bedroom. After Mitchell gets a great new job, he and Cam throw a party to rub it in Cam's friends face.

📺 “Modern Family” Wine Weekend | ABC

Watched "Modern Family" Wine Weekend from ABC
Directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller. With Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell. The family go wine tasting and stay in Hayley's boss's country house which has one important rule, don't touch the tiara. Meanwhile, Gloria and Mitch are invited to a party at Oprah's house but can't bring anyone else.

👓 Burying Cool | thefirstand15th.substack.com

Read Burying Cool (thefirstand15th.substack.com)
Generations and The Inevitable Death of Soul I imagined our time on the First and 15th as a geek out session. We do not have a lot of space anymore for earnest appreciation. We have to protect our backstages on social media and actively shape our front stages for all of life. It is difficult to drop the affect of cool when there are so many attendant rewards for being cool. But, I would like to drop it anyway, for a bit.

What is smark?

Wrestling fans use “smark” to mean one who can enjoy professional U.S. wrestling while also knowing that it is fake. First of all, wrestling is not fake. So there.

I use smark to mean: smart+snark. We can take serious things seriously without losing our appreciation for the absurd.


Bookmarked Face the Racist Nation (On the Media | WNYC Studios)

An investigation into the media's coverage of white supremacist groups. 

For more than a year, Lois Beckett [@loisbeckett], senior reporter at The Guardian US, has been showing up at white nationalist rallies, taking their pictures, writing down what they say. And she finds herself thinking: How did we get here? How did her beat as a political reporter come to include interviewing Nazis? And what are the consequences of giving these groups this much coverage?

In this week's program we take a deep dive into what the news media often get wrong about white supremacists, and what those errors expose about the broader challenge of confronting racism in America.

1. Elle Reeve [@elspethreeve], correspondent for VICE News, Anna Merlan [@annamerlan], reporter for Gizmodo Media’s special projects desk, Vegas Tenold [@Vegastenold], journalist and author of Everything You Love Will Burn, and Al Letson [@Al_Letson], host of Reveal, from The Center for Investigative Reporting, on the pitfalls and perils of covering white supremacist groups.

2. Felix Harcourt [@FelixHistory], professor of history at Austin College and author of "Ku Klux Kulture," on the history of the Ku Klux Klan in the press in the 1920s.

3. Anna Merlan, Elle Reeve, Al Letson, Gary Younge [@garyyounge], editor-at-large for The Guardian, and Josh Harkinson [@joshharkinson], former senior writer at Mother Jones, on how individual identity impacts reporting on discriminatory movements.

4. Ibram X. Kendi [@DrIbram], professor of history and international relations at American University and author of "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America," on the enduring myths surrounding the perpetuation of racist ideas and whose interests these misconceptions serve.