Abraham Riesman for Vulture:
There are polite fans who say it quietly and don’t get mad when their needs aren’t met. But, by their very nature, such fans are always going to be drowned out by the ones who, like Bobby Axelrod, declare to the world, These are my needs. What’s remarkable and dangerous is the fact that, in the past 20 years, Hollywood started feeding them. They started getting what they wanted, and they’ve never looked back.
Wolverine with mouth claws IRL.
The perennial lesson of the internet is that it will forever find ways to subvert its egalitarian and democratic promise, delivering instead levels of inequality that would make North Korea blush.
– Felix Salmon
Liz Pelly writing for The Baffler describing how Spotify has turned reinforcing gender inequality into a business model:
In her book Weapons of Math Destruction, the mathematician Cathy O’Neil writes about the ways that algorithms uphold norms. As she once said in an NPR interview, “algorithms don’t make things fair” if you just blithely apply them: “They repeat our past practices, our patterns. They automate the status quo. That would be great if we had a perfect world, but we don’t. . . . Because we all have bias, it means they could be codifying sexism or any other kind of bigotry.”
Even if you thought porn was a problem, let alone a problem causing school shootings, how out of touch do you have to be to worry about supermarket porn as the problematic source of porn?
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With skillet cornbread.
Also ramp-roasted cauliflower and chicken and ramp fried rice. This is what rampfest is all about people.
Ramps (white bottoms and greens only), Parmigiano-Reggiano, walnuts, olive oil, salt, and pepper.