First, some backstory. But feel free to skip to the good stuff!
With topics ranging from media and social critiques, to making and tech topics that I care about, to death itself, regular content from creators that post on YouTube have been a part of my daily life for the last several years.
Impressive how many hoops one has to jump through to get this type of simple functionality. This is the absolute definition of a silo.
Twenty years ago, Spike Lee’s “Bamboozled” skewered America’s love of minstrelsy. Has Hollywood learned anything about blackface since?
There’s apparently been a lot more blackface in the past several decades than I was aware of. I’d love to read some of the more academic treatises on the topic from a media studies perspective.
Ate split pea soup with ham, biscuits; Coke Zero
With President Trump hospitalized, Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, delivered no guidance to aides about how they were expected to behave in a moment of crisis.
When the dictator is out, apparently there’s a major lack of leadership at the level below. This could be disastrous if the worst comes to pass.
The essence of the American idea is unity under the law, through and despite difference.
This would be a more upbeat piece if there were even the smallest shred of evidence that Trump functioned like a normal person.
A post signed by nearly all of the Washington Square News staff accused its new adviser, a longtime journalism professor, of being “rude and disrespectful.”
Definite cultural divide here between the student journalists and their much older advisor who doesn’t get the younger generation.
The president is hospitalized and reporters are fighting for basic facts. What should elderly leaders — many of America’s top politicians are over 80 — reveal about their health?
We definitely need to cover these things more closely and not be so precious about them. Once a leader is unable to function on a solid basis, it’s time for them to get off the stage and let others take their place.