Argh, this week. It’s been an incredibly long week for me–I was sick earlier this week, which meant that I’ve had two extremely long days at work and we’ve a big deadline bearing down on us, too. I have three meetings today, which is three too many for a Friday. But Capclave is this weekend, which I’ve been looking forward to quite a bit.
The next few weeks are going to be even busier than this week has been, so the Friday posts may be a bit erratic and/or sparse. Life’s happening pretty fast right now.
- The Making (and Unmaking) of a 23-Hour Times Best Seller
- Yet another article that fails to call out Kid Rock for growing up in affluence, but the rest of it’s pretty good: Kid Rock, John Mellencamp, And The Rise And Fall Of Heartland Rock
- Gamers like PewDiePie are why I don’t play online I’ve heard and read some seriously racist shit while playing World of Warcraft. Not to mention all the casual misogyny. This would be why I only play with friends.
- Religious Liberty in a Fractured Republic This is an interesting analysis.
- Women Aren’t Nags—We’re Just Fed Up Indeed we are. No is a beautiful word.
- Rupi Kaur, Author of Milk and Honey This profile is nowhere near as flattering as I suspect Kaur was hoping it would be.
- The Repressive, Authoritarian Soul of “Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends”
- The Sci-Fi Roots of the Far Right—From ‘Lucifer’s Hammer’ to Newt’s Moon Base to Donald’s Wall I was really pleased to see that they made the connection between Jerry Pournelle and Vox Day. I also had no idea that Tor published Gingrich’s first novel.