Greetings Webtaculators! I was lucky enough to get to see tons (literally) of whales this weekend in Monterey. Whales are wonderful. I wish I could spend more time watching whales. On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (multiple reads)
What: Tell Me If You’ve Heard This One Before
Why: A state is recovering from a giant hurricane, North Korea fired a missile, there was a terrorist attack in England, and Trump retweeted something stupid that would get anyone else fired.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. look)
What: One More Thing
Why: Because Apple is releasing its 10th year iteration of the iPhone.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: St. Louis In Tears
Why: Because both the judge and the officer involved in this outcome are a danger to society.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (long reads)
What: The Good And The Bad
Why: Because Cleveland’s win streak is impressive. However, the overarching conversation regarding identity of sports and their relationship, both past and present, with politics and racism that reflect broader American discourse is probably the bigger story of this year.
TELEVISION THING OF THE WEEK (long look)
What: The Emmys
Why: Because this was a year showed just how different TV is now than just a few years ago.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Rock On
Why: Because the Foo Fighters created another reliable Foo Fighter album in Concrete and Gold. Which means that it is excellent. If you get a chance, I highly recommend that you get out to see them live.
LITERATURE THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: What Happened In Her Words
Why: Because Hillary Clinton is releasing a book about the election. Regardless of your thoughts on the outcome, or whether you hate or love her, or even agree with her about why she lost, this still remains one of the closest looks into the mind of one of the most preeminent American politicians of the last few decades.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Oh Good, More Racism
Why: Because this is why I don’t play multiplayer games for the most part.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: iPhone X
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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