Iconic female archetypes remade as 21st-century women.
↩︎ It's Nice That Algorithms and the end of taste. Taste is a moral capacity, an ability to recognize truth and beauty. It was once a human quality. Now it's a digital product In code 11111110111 we trust
Status threat, not economic hardship, explains the 2016 presidential vote. Diana C. Mutz. PNAS April 23, 2018. 201718155; published ahead of print April 23, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1718155115. Edited by Jennifer A. Richeson, Yale University, New Haven, CT, and approved March 26, 2018 (received for review October 16, 2017)
“Support for Donald J. Trump in the 2016 election was widely attributed to citizens who were “left behind” economically. These claims were based on the strong cross-sectional relationship between Trump support and lacking a college education.
Kendrick Lamar became the first rapper to win a Pulitzer for his album DAMN., and we can’t help but cheer for the amazing journalists like Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah(who won for this piece) and the reporters who helped bring down Harvey Weinstein.
PICTURE THE CAREFREE SWAGGER of a teenage white boy, shirtless and smooth, swinging himself into a pristine tree-lined body of water from a rope as if there were no history, no context, no world. Instead, simply the body and the self it manages, flying gracefully with no net, nothing to carry that body to safety but its own faith that nothing will squash it down.
How a Genealogy Site Led to the Front Door of the Golden State Killer Suspect New York Times
News release: “Data-Smart City Solutions, a program of Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, today launched a searchable public database comprising cutting-edge examples of public sector data use. The “Solutions Search” indexes interactive maps and visualizations, spanning civic issue areas such as transportation, public health, and housing, that are helping data innovators more accurately understand and illustrate challenges, leading to optimized solutions. The new user-friendly public database includes 200 data-driven models for civic technologists, community organizations, and government employees. “By showcasing successful data-driven initiatives from across the country, we have the opportunity to help city leaders learn from each other and avoid reinventing the wheel,” noted Stephen Goldsmith, Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and faculty director of the Innovations in Government Program at the Ash Center, who also leads the Civic Analytics Network, a national network of municipal chief data officers. This new Harvard database spans city, county, state, and federal levels, and features a wide variety of interventions and initiatives, including maps, data visualizations, and dashboards. Examples include the California Report Card and GradeDC.gov, dashboards that measure community health – and run on citizen input, allowing residents to rank various city services and agencies. Users can also find Redlining Louisville: The History of Race, Class, and Real Estate, a visualization that explores the impact of disinvestment in Louisville neighborhoods…”
WHCA RECAP: Let's get this over with. First, here's Michelle Wolf's speech
at the White House Correspondents Dinner, annotated. Wolf
dished on both Republicans and Democrats — and the media, telling
them Trump “has helped you sell your papers and your books and your TV.
You helped create this monster and now you are profiting from him.” Others said
the whole idea of cozying up to the people you cover in an administration that
is encouraging America to distrust the media
is repulsive. Asked CJR's Kyle Pope: "Can we finally all agree to put
an end to this thing?”
TRUMP, OF COURSE: The president, who staged a rally in Michigan rather than
called the WHCA "an embarrassment." Margaret Talev,
the WCHA president, criticized comedian Michelle Wolf's monologue as "not
in the spirit" of unity. Molly Roberts wrote in the Post that
it just right."
PURGE: The political site RedState, which had gained attention for
its independence among conservative media, has
fired most of its staff, including all writers who had criticized President
Trump. "Those insufficiently loyal to the President were fired,"
RedState founder and former editor Erick Erickson wrote.
He offered to take fired staffers in on stipends at his current site,
Maven.net, which he describes as focused “on a resurgent conservatism not tied
to cults of personality.”
“Hollywood is corrupting the language,” sniffed the Telegraph. But British culture doesn't need saving from the Americans. English is thriving, and all the better for its new imports
The artist the public loved and the critics loved to hate. Who but Leonard Bernstein would begin a New York Philharmonic performance by singing the Kinks? Kinky Martians
The field of complexity science tackles questions like: Why are there 10,000 species of birds, but only 5,000 species of mammals? A key insight: Scale matters