Why You Should Use Zotero To Track Your Reading | BOOK RIOT

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An overview of an app for tracking your reading that offers different tools than Goodreads or Litsy
Zotero logoI’ve been using Zotero, a free, open-source application, to track my reading for several years now. Originally designed for scholars, Zotero has a number of features that make it ideal for readers who want to track a bit more about their books and reading habits than sites like Goodreads or Litsy allow. Of course, I have accounts on Litsy and Goodreads and I still use Zotero. I just use them for really different things (it’s also possible that I’m a little too uptight about tracking my reading). If reading Emma’s post that outlined 8 Reasons to Catalog Your Books got you itching to start tagging and cataloging, I’d strongly suggest Zotero. Continue reading “Why You Should Use Zotero To Track Your Reading | BOOK RIOT”
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Here's What Trump's Latest Executive Orders Do

Read Here's What Trump's Latest Executive Orders Do (The Atlantic)
With a penstroke, President Trump withdrew the U.S. from Trans-Pacific Partnership, imposed a federal hiring freeze, and reinstated the ‘Mexico City policy’ on defunding international abortion-related services.

I have a sinking feeling that he spent more time actually signing these than he did reading them.

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The White House Can’t Easily Repair Its Relationship With the Media | The Atlantic

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Press Secretary Sean Spicer continued to suggest on Monday that the media is attempting to undercut the president.

If the Trump administration can’t even get the basic ballpark numbers on a simple (even visual) issue like this correct, how are we supposed to even remotely trust them when it comes to more opaque data and actual mathematics supporting their policy decisions?

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Season Premiere: January 20, 2017 | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Watched Season Premiere: January 20, 2017 from Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) | YouTube
Bill and his guests – Jane Fonda, Keith Olbermann, Heather McGhee, Tom Perez, and Jon Meacham – kick off Real Time's 15th season on HBO.

Watching some political satire/comedy in the background today while I work is definitely lifting my spirits.

So Here We Are: Donald Trump Is Officially The President

Watched So Here We Are: Donald Trump Is Officially The President from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert | YouTube
Trump took time during his Inaugural address to talk about how the former President sucks, while Obama had to sit there as helpless as a damp Russian mattres...

Jokes About This Story Present A Golden Opportunity

Watched Jokes About This Story Present A Golden Opportunity from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert | YouTube
At the risk of being a wet blanket, Stephen refuses to engage in any kind of yellow journalism, despite the torrent of PEOTUS stories flooding the country. S...

Trump's Press Secretary Falsely Claims: 'Largest Audience Ever to Witness an Inauguration, Period'

Read Trump's Press Secretary Falsely Claims: 'Largest Audience Ever to Witness an Inauguration, Period' (The Atlantic)
In his first official White House briefing, Sean Spicer blasted journalists for “deliberately false reporting,” and made categorical claims about crowd-size at odds with the available evidence.

Watched Last week’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah episodes

Watched The Daily Show with Trevor Noah from Comedy Central
The Daily Show is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning program that looks at the day's top headlines through a sharp, reality-based lens. Along with the help of The Best F#@king News Team Ever, Trevor Noah covers the biggest news stories in politics, pop culture and more.

SEASON 22, EP 51
JANUARY 20, 2017 – JOY REID
Donald Trump is sworn in as president, Roy Wood Jr. salutes Barack Obama, Desi Lydic tackles parenthood in a new America, and Joy Reid discusses “We Are the Change We Seek.”

SEASON 22, EP 46
JANUARY 12, 2017 – CECILE RICHARDS
The U.S. Ethics Office blasts Donald Trump’s divestment plan, Ben Carson begins his confirmation hearing for HUD secretary, and Cecile Richards discusses Planned Parenthood.

SEASON 22, EP 47
JANUARY 16, 2017 – DAVID FAHRENTHOLD & BRYSHERE GRAY
Donald Trump lashes out at John Lewis, Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold talks about covering the 2016 election, and Bryshere Gray discusses “The New Edition Story.”

SEASON 22, EP 48
JANUARY 17, 2017 – JOHN ZIMMER
President Obama makes last-ditch efforts to protect his legacy, Lewis Black reflects on the lack of star power at Donald Trump’s inauguration, and John Zimmer discusses Lyft.

SEASON 22, EP 49
JANUARY 18, 2017 – SAMANTHA POWER
Secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos undergoes a harsh Senate hearing, Michelle Wolf examines Donald Trump’s approval rating, and Samantha Power discusses her U.N. role.

Barack Obama and ‘Hidden Figures’: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing

Read Barack Obama and 'Hidden Figures': The Week in Pop-Culture Writing (The Atlantic)
Highlights from seven days of reading about arts and entertainment

A great piece of short hits and quotations of what’s going on in American culture right now. I’ve bookmarked a few of the articles to read in more depth later on.

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How the 'Alt-Right' Came to Dominate the Comments on Trump's Facebook Page

Read How the 'Alt-Right' Came to Dominate the Comments on Trump's Facebook Page (The Atlantic)
Over the course of the campaign, the comments left on the president’s official Facebook page increasingly employed the rhetoric of white nationalism.