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Thursday - October 15, 2020

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40 Black playwrights on the theater industry’s insidious racism

(latimes.com)
40 Black playwrights on the theater industry’s insidious racism via

Trump administration blocks California wildfire relief

(latimes.com)
Breaking: The Trump administration has rejected California’s request for disaster relief funds aimed at cleaning up the damage from six recent fires across the state. via

Photographing the Microscopic: Winners of Nikon Small World 2020

(theatlantic.com)
Everything is terrible but this gorgeous photo helped. It's a 20 million-year-old ant. The detail is magnificent, especially considering the cameras that were around at the time. (Credit: Yuan Ji) via

The Third Coronavirus Surge Has Arrived

(theatlantic.com)
When we saw the weekly data roll in last night at @COVID19Tracking, we knew we needed to go loud. I'm so grateful to @TheAtlantic for picking up our update this week. via

Donald Trump And Joe Biden’s Town Halls Created A Wild Split Screen For A Very Split America

(buzzfeednews.com)
"If you tried to switch between the two, it would’ve been like flipping between Wrestlemania and the Masters.” @HenryJGomez and @kadiagoba on a strange night of television. via
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Joe Biden's support for LGBTQ rights is no joke, whatever 'Saturday Night Live' says

(usatoday.com)
Am I surprised that Joe Biden gave such an empathetic answer on trans rights? No, he's been doing this for quite some time. He was the first national leader to publicly support trans rights back in 2012. I wrote about it for @USAToday: #BidenTownHall via

About Us

(covidtracking.com)
Notice the byline. The @COVID19Tracking's 600+ volunteers contact every state & territory every day to track the US pandemic. They're taken for granted and have supplanted a non-functioning CDC. They tell it like it is. 🙏 @kissane via

White House was warned Giuliani was target of Russian intelligence operation to feed misinformation to Trump

(washingtonpost.com)
You're welcome @WashingtonPost! via
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This is my message to the western world – your civilisation is killing life on Earth | Nemonte Nenquimo

(theguardian.com)
This is the most powerful, captivating text I have read in some time. Don't miss it. "The white man knows too little for the power that he wields, and the damage that he causes." via

ICE Is Planning To Fast-Track Deportations Across The Country

(buzzfeednews.com)
This is a big development in immigration. We reported last week on what ICE officers and attorneys are being told about these new deportation powers from ICE emails/memos we obtained: Still no statement from ICE. via

What we know – and don't know – about Hunter Biden's alleged laptop

(cbsnews.com)
Sounds like the October surprise is going super-well. via

Bloomberg - Are you a robot?

(bloomberg.com)
It’s so cool to see my name in Bloomberg next to actual industry experts like Rebecca and Taylor (even if it is spelt wrong...) 🤍 via

A Federal Judge Accused Other Judges Across The Country Of A “Systematic Effort” To Suppress Votes

(buzzfeednews.com)
In a scathing dissent, a federal appeals judge accused her colleagues and other judges across the country of enabling a "systemic effort" by states to suppress votes this year via

GB, Striving for COVID Safety, Takes Exception to the 'Great Barrington Declaration' | Great Barrington MA

(townofgb.org)
When you name your declaration after a town, it might be polite to check with the town's leadership first... via

Meet the new owners of Clearleft | Clearleft

(clearleft.com)
Meet the new owners of Clearleft... ;) @andybudd @clagnut via

Startup founders set up hacker homes to recreate Silicon Valley synergy – TechCrunch

(techcrunch.com)
"'Everyone that was working in a WeWork is now working out of a house." I wrote about the @launch_house and what the return of hype, hacker houses means for different communities: via

How millennial-news network Cheddar is trying to find its way in streaming TV after a $200 million exit last year and big layoffs during the pandemic

(businessinsider.com)
I spent the last few months talking to folks inside and around Cheddar, to figure out the future of its “post-cable network” strategy, now that the network is part of Altice: via
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A Demoralized CDC Grapples With White House Meddling and Its Own Mistakes

(wsj.com)
New: How the White House has interfered in CDC guidance, eroding trust in the world’s pre-eminent public-health organization and compounding the difficulty of navigating a virus that has killed more than 217K Americans. w/@StephArmour1 @betswrites via

A TikTok star with 1.5 million followers explains how much money she makes from brand sponsorships

(businessinsider.com)
Dana Hasson has over 1.5 million TikTok followers and treats her account like a full-time job. She broke down how she makes money on the app, and exactly how much she charges for a sponsorship. via

Max Woosey, the boy intent on a year of adventures

(thetimes.co.uk)
this is such a beautiful story via
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Rudy Giuliani Is My Father. Please, Everyone, Vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

(vanityfair.com)
This is good. "If the unrelenting deluge of devastating news makes you think I’m crazy for having hope, please remember that making us feel powerless is a tactic politicians use to make us think our voices and votes don’t matter." via @VanityFair via
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One client in one spin studio that followed all the rules triggers a coronavirus outbreak with at least 61 cases

(cnn.com)
All the hygiene theater in the world is not going to stop an outbreak if you put dozens of people on spin bikes in a closed room. Six feet does not make a lick of difference there, neither does laundering the towels quickly, neither does temperature checks via

With Planet, The Atlantic aims to unleash its entire newsroom on climate journalism

(niemanlab.org)
This is a really kind story by @SarahScire about what we’re trying to do with climate coverage at The Atlantic. via

Blatant Hypocrite Ajit Pai Decides To Move Forward With Bogus, Unconstitutional Rulemaking On Section 230

(techdirt.com)
Wondering if I had some thoughts about @AjitPaiFCC going back on basically everything he's said over the past decade just to score some final points with Donald Trump? You bet I do: via
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League of Legends' Fake Anime Pop Star Is Sad Tweeting About Genocide

(vice.com)
this has got to be one of the most perverse roll outs for a new champion in a MOBA i have ever seen via

How a Fake Rent-a-Hitman Site Became an Accidental Murder-for-Hire Sting Operation

(rollingstone.com)
"I really didn't think anyone would be stupid enough to hire a hitman off the internet. Boy, did they show me." I did an interview with the founder of Rent-a-Hitman, a fake murder-for-hire website that has led to the arrests of dozens of people: via

Writer Anand Giridharadas brutally criticized corporate board members at a conference, asking them 'where were you' on the climate crisis, the opioid epidemic, and widening inequality

(businessinsider.com)
”When there is a fork in the road between what is good for money and what is good for people, what is good for money routinely wins.” via

What We Do—and Don't—Know About COVID-19 Reinfection

(time.com)
A 25-year-old Nevada man got COVID-19 twice. Here's what we know—and don't know—about reinfection via

LISEP True Rate of Unemployment

(lisep.org)
Rate of true unemployment (as in, looking for a job that covers cost of living and can't find it) for women in the US right now: 30.8% via

Amazon Ring call center workers in Philippines 'scared' to go to work during pandemic

(nbcnews.com)
When Covid hit, Amazon Ring’s call center workers in the Philippines had to sleep on the floor because Amazon wouldn’t let them work from home. After that, workers came into work sick because they had no sick pay to quarantine. Our latest with @oliviasolon via

Why social media makes you feel so old

(vox.com)
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Inside the Fall of the CDC

(propublica.org)
A deeply tragic story. Impressive, important reporting by @SheInvestigates, @kirstenberg, Sebastian Rotella, & James Bandler. via

A user on a far-right message board was promoting the NY Post Hunter Biden articles days in advance

(mediamatters.org)
SCOOP: A user on far-right message board TheDonald dot win was was hinting at and promoting the Hunter Biden New York Post articles days in advance of their publication. The user claimed to know the people involved with the articles. via

Subscribe to Weekly Planet

(theatlantic.com)
4/ I’m also thrilled to announce THE WEEKLY PLANET, our new newsletter. It will be your guide to living through climate change, written and reported by me, every Tuesday morning. Go, now, and subscribe here: via

A New Way of Thinking About Climate Change

(theatlantic.com)
3/ Today, I’m thrilled to introduce Planet, The Atlantic’s new section devoted to climate change. We want to be your source of stellar reporting, expert information, and thoughtful analysis about how to live at this moment. via

How the TikTok influencer house 'nobody asked for' landed brand deals with Chipotle and Tinder — without dancing

(businessinsider.com)
TikTok houses aren't only for viral dances — comedy is moving in. I spoke with THNAF about why they moved to Las Vegas and how they landed two major brand deals with Chipotle and Tinder. via

Earth’s New Gilded Era

(theatlantic.com)
It should be obvious that *heat* is the defining issue of climate change, but somehow we overlook it. Vann Newkirk turned his eagle eye onto the inequality it will engender: "The heat gap between rich and poor might be the world’s most daunting challenge." via

The inside story of how Trump’s COVID-19 coordinator undermined the world’s top health agency

(sciencemag.org)
Incredible reporting by @cpiller: detailing the clash between Deborah Birx and the CDC over hospital #Covid data. "One CDC staffer left and immediately began to sob, saying, 'I refuse to do this. I cannot work with people like this.'" via

I Give You The Greatest Halloween Costume of 2019

(popville.com)
And because it's that time of year (hard to believe this was just one year ago) and this brought so much joy via

Unlocking billions in Black potential

(politico.com)
I did my job. via

Amy Coney Barrett won't say if presidents should commit to a peaceful transfer of power and if they can pardon themselves

(businessinsider.com)
Asking Barrett if a US president should support the peaceful transfer of power shouldn't have been a "gotcha". "Yes." That's it! Instead, she revealed herself to be a Trumpist first and foremost, and whatever else she may be comes after that. via

Jeff Bezos and the Golden Age of Climate Hypocrisy

(newrepublic.com)
I wrote about Jeff Bezos, who is the worst, and why Amazon donating to keep Republican control over the Senate is extremely, almost boringly, on brand via

How Xinjiang’s gulag tears families apart

(economist.com)
Truly shocking. "These data, if extrapolated across Xinjiang, imply that around 250,000 of the region’s ~3m Uyghurs under the age of 15 have had one or both parents interned ... 880,500 children had been placed in boarding facilities by the end of 2019" via

D'Amelio family eyes Hollywood empire, hires top UTA agent to build it

(latimes.com)
.@GregGoodfried, co-head of United Talent Agency’s digital talent division, is leaving to become president of D’Amelio Family Enterprises. via
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https://view.newsletters.cnn.com/messages/160273420927185c996ab520e/raw

(view.newsletters.cnn.com)
On Wednesday evening, I'm told, an NBC exec reached out to their ABC counterpart to see if ABC would be willing to shift the Biden town hall to 9pm. Nope. ABC was first, and made a commitment to the Biden campaign. Why change now to help bail out NBC? ( ) via

Officers Who Wrote Multiple Seditious Language Tickets Have Been Accused of Other Violations - Voice of San Diego

(voiceofsandiego.org)
This is some pretty weird stuff. San Diego police wrote dozens of tickets for people using “seditious language” over the last seven years: via

As Virus Spread, Reports of Trump Administration’s Private Briefings Fueled Sell-Off

(nytimes.com)
it’s the Richard Burr scandal, except at the White House & throughout financial elites (also Richard Burr is still in the Senate) via