We Can’t Trust Hollywood to Fix Toxic Fandom 

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.

Spotify Plays Gender Inequality 

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.”

Pan-Roasted Chicken Thighs with Ramps

Also ramp-roasted cauliflower and chicken and ramp fried rice. This is what rampfest is all about people.

Ramp Pesto, Obligatory Cuisinart Shot

Ramps (white bottoms and greens only), Parmigiano-Reggiano, walnuts, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

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