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- Page: How I sanitized the feminist outrage over the Montreal massacre
- On Rolling Stone, lessons from fact-checking, and the limits of journalism
- Something Terrible Happened to Jackie
- Aaron Sorkin is still terrified of women on the internet
- The Police Are Still Out of Control
- Why Eric Garner was blamed for dying
- Black Women Are Already Leaning In
- The New Republic’s Race Problem
- Schools’ Discipline for Girls Differs by Race and Hue You know, I was suspended in 10th grade for getting in a (completely stupid) fistfight. My mother was terrified that it would prevent me from going to college (spoiler: it didn’t).
- Bill Cosby Drugged Me. This Is My Story. Beverly Johnson is amazing and she lays out–very clearly–her reasons for not speaking until now. Read this.
- CIA Torture Report. Truly sick-making.
- My Great-Great-Aunt Discovered Francium. And It Killed Her. For me, the most interesting question here are the ones involving workplace safety–why did it take so long for labs to implement safety standards after it became clear that radiation was not safe?
- Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer, Project Apollo
- The City That Split in Two
- Science Fiction and the Post-Ferguson World: “There Are as Many Ways to Exist as We Can Imagine”
[Amusing or entertaining links]
- How Medium Is Trying to Bring Back the Web We Lost Funny. I never stopped reading blogs. And here I am, writing a blog. As I’ve done for over a decade (here, there, other places). Whatever, rich white dudes trying to control how we talk on the internet and whose voices are heard.
- Administrating Imaginary Empires: Ancillary Sword and The Goblin Emperor Well, I don’t need to review either of these books, I guess. Except I like that they’re both endless meetings–which is also why I like Cherryh’s Foreigner books. If I like characters, I am perfectly happy to read about them having meetings and drinking tea and then–in the last chapter–everything blows up.
- How Chan-Style Anonymous Culture Shapes #gamergate (with images, tweets) This is a really fascinating breakdown–I just wish it were an essay instead of about a million tweets.
- Musical Monday: Grease I don’t normally read Tom & Lorenzo, but I found this to be delightful.
- A Secret Ballroom Built In The 1800s Lies Under A Lake, Guarded By Neptune This is awesome.
- Elf On The Shelf: Santa’s Secret Police
- How to Be a Ladyperson at the Holidays: 10 Important Tips
- The 2014 Hater’s Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog