Just One Thing
I thought I wasn't familiar with Stellan Skarsgård until he showed up in Andor. His Luthen Rael is amazing. I keep meaning to watch Chernobyl. This interview from 2020 (pre-Andor) is terrific and long. His commentary on franchise movies and developments in the business of movies and television and streaming are insightful, given his long history making film.
Fortune ‘We May Be Looking at the End of Capitalism’: One of the world’s oldest and largest investment banks warns ‘Greedflation’ has gone too far
⇛ Yes, it's true. The far-left revolutionary journal Fortune is advocating for price controls.
Byline Times Musk’s Twitter Buy Makes No Sense – Unless It’s Part of Something Bigger: Brexit and Trump were initially seen as jokes, but the new owner of the social media giant could pose a serious threat to democracy – and a boon for Vladimir Putin, writes David Troy
⇛ It's a small thing, but I'm so sad to see belong.io has had to shut down as a consequence of Twitter cutting off the API. It had been such a good source of links for me. A small example of what's been lost in Twitter's destruction.
Phys.org Analysis Finds Hate Speech Has Significantly Increased on Twitter
⇛ There's data to backup what's become conventional wisdom.
The Solute Attention Must Be Paid: Will Lee
⇛ If you are of a certain age, you will better know Will Lee as Mr. Hooper, the neighborhood grocer on Sesame Street. But, I'll bet you didn't know he was blacklisted for refusing to testify before HUAC.
Truestory Design Vintage U.S. Military Insignia
⇛ I collected unit insignia as a kid, starting during the year my family lived in Belgium. I got more from my cousin when he served in the US Army. One of the early trading card series I published on Neonmob was "Battle Colors".
Washington Post There’s an Invisible World on Your Commute. Here’s How to See It.
⇛ An overview of four nature identification apps, including Merlin, which I recently started using for bird identification. It's like real-life Pokémon GO.
Voter Study Group Political Divisions in 2016 and Beyond: Tensions Between and Within the Two Parties
Ian Visits The Museum of Neoliberalism
Salon "After Trump Comes Others": Author Jeff Sharlet Explains Why "Neofascists Are Not Going to Stop": "It's worse post-Trump than it was during Trump's presidency"
UnHerd Is Rojava a Socialist Utopia?: The Syrian polity was built on a web of contradictions
The Wabbit Hole
Selections from my Wikipedia searches this week.