Maybe Obama should have let the plane crash. You get credit for bringing somebody back from the dead. You don’t really get credit for helping a sick person by administering antibiotics.
The destruction of property is a red herring, used to divert attention from the fact that it is the goals, not the methods, of the protests that the media and the state object to.
Black Riot, from 2013 but topical again.
Great version of Catan.
The Nomadic Life of an Assistant College Basketball Coach. Long feature on Gus Hauser, an assistant coach at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Sounds like an absolutely brutal profession.
Overcrowded prisons, rapid gentrification, industrial disasters, and predatory banking practices aren’t bugs, they’re features of our current historical moment.
Publishers and the Smiling Curve. Astute analysis from Ben Thompson on the problems facing traditional publishing companies. The key issue is that they no longer hold an exclusive on creation nor discovery of content; the two most valuable ends of the curve.
The Ebola Wars. The New Yorker’s long feature story about Ebola’s spread.