- Bengal Famine: A Forgotten Genocide, A Ruthless Empire And An Overrated Prime Minister (content warning: images of starving people) I got this link from Suleikha Snyder on Twitter; she went on to make this point:
One thing occurs to me: Western tragedy always inspires solidarity. Third-world tragedy inspires pity. Something more removed, superior.
— Suleikha Snyder (@suleikhasnyder) August 20, 2015
- Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace
- Why the New York Times’s Amazon story is so controversial, explained
- Stephen Colbert on Making The Late Show His Own Just read to the end.
- For Such A Travesty I think this is a pretty good romance-community centered roundup of reactions to That Book with the Nazi Hero. It’s been extremely upsetting to me to see people outside the romance community to use this as an example to laugh at romance without recognizing that this is an endemic problem and, frankly, the end result of excusing all sorts of problematic content because to acknowledge that it’s problematic would be shaming of readers. Hi, I like lots of problematic things. Acknowledging that they aren’t perfect usually doesn’t diminish my enjoyment.
- Visual Backstory: A Checklist for Science Fiction Artists
- Ad Blockers and the Nuisance at the Heart of the Modern Web
- Welcome to the Bee Hotel
- Almost No One Sided with #GamerGate: A Research Paper on the Internet’s Reaction to Last Year’s Mob
- How Black Reporters Report On Black Death
- How The Hugo Awards Saboteurs Actually Disproved Their Own Best Argument “Beale’s own statements about the Hugo mess have been largely incoherent…” HA.
Three random-ish links, some art, and photos of the concert I went to last weekend.