This week’s best new movies are about dancing, ancestors, anxiety, mortality, magic, the end of democracy, and pickles. https://www.vox.com/culture/2020/8/7/21355979/best-new-movies-streaming-netflix-hbo-american-pickle-she-dies-tomorrow?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
I May Destroy You is pretty damn amazing television. https://www.vox.com/culture/2020/8/7/21356216/i-may-destroy-you-hbo-review-michaela-coel?utm_campaign=emilyvdw&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Kids should be able to take a gap year in the pandemic. Unfortunately, that’s against the law. https://www.vox.com/2020/8/7/21358422/school-closure-covid-19-gap-year-standardized-tests?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
#ad Why a professor at the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland believes 5G facilitates an increasing level of connectivity that is "simply difficult to conceive of." @SamsungMobileUS #Galaxy5G https://www.theverge.com/ad/21328675/5g-samsung-galaxy-connections-social-media
Will Trump face real consequences for his crimes? The answer will haunt America's future https://ift.tt/2PyLeRe
If you're not familiar with the Trump-TikTok controversy, here is a nice explainer. @Salon
It is alarming that Instagram had a "bug" which wound up giving Trump hashtags an advantage over Biden hashtags. @Salon
"The 'stimulus for me, but not for thee' pleas from wealthy, well-connected right-wing special interests would be laughable if Senate GOP weren't marching in lockstep...they are welcome to return their taxpayer-funded bailouts" @accountable_us @KyleHerrig
President Donald Trump once again slipped up his words, this time pronouncing Thailand as “Thighland.”
Accounts linked to a Romanian troll farm pushed disinformation about Trump's campaign, the coronavirus and protests. http://huffp.st/yTmZGJm
The battle between W.E.B. Du Bois and his white editor was an early reckoning over objectivity. https://bit.ly/30zhry0
Great piece from @sjmichaels on the reporter breaking news on San Quentin's outbreak. While locked up inside. https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2020/08/san-quentin-coronavirus-outbreak-journalist-kevin-sawyer-reporting-letters-typewriter/
An unhinged president.
In 1971, Richard Nixon approved the largest mass arrest in US history. Sound familiar?
Listen now! https://apple.co/3gwoQnj
More people than ever are jumping on the QAnon bandwagon, and people in the public eye and businesses are increasingly finding themselves on the receiving end of vicious QAnon harassment campaigns. https://bit.ly/30CzhAk
What's the best streaming service for your money right now? https://www.mic.com/p/the-best-streaming-platform-for-every-kind-of-viewer-30863613?utm_campaign=mic&utm_content=1596812448&utm_medium=owned&utm_source=twitter
The radical quest to live below — rather than within — our means. https://www.mic.com/p/how-to-live-below-your-means-when-you-dont-know-where-to-start-30867935?utm_campaign=mic&utm_content=1596808839&utm_medium=owned&utm_source=twitter
As if we needed another reason to get serious about climate change. https://mic.com/p/damaged-ecosystems-allow-diseases-like-coronavirus-to-thrive-30863869?utm_campaign=mic&utm_content=1596805222&utm_medium=owned&utm_source=twitter
A hesitant man's guide to getting facial fillers. https://www.mic.com/p/men-get-facial-fillers-for-different-reasons-than-women-heres-my-experience-30886680?utm_campaign=mic&utm_content=1596803046&utm_medium=owned&utm_source=twitter
***For your consideration*** here are some #BlackMonuments to erect instead >> https://mic.com/interactives/black-monuments
San Jose votes to remove symbol of "genocide", Christopher Columbus
5 African-American churches in the same New Jersey county were vandalized in the same evening: http://bit.ly/2Bek5d2
The evolution of Afropunk — here's how a documentary evolved into a global festival http://bit.ly/2vwPML7
Anti-Muslim activist and fringe Trumpworld personality Laura Loomer is poised to move one step closer to the halls of Congress in 2 weeks—unless a little-known engineering professor can stop her
New Jersey and New York have had similar regulations, travel restrictions, and contact tracing efforts. Giant, raucous boat parties in New York are making headlines, too. So why aren’t infection rates on the uptick too?
NRA boss Wayne LaPierre boasts about his anti-elitism, meanwhile, he took gun-donor money…to fund his elitist lifestyle.
“And it looks like they're in a ton of trouble,” says @harrysiegel.