Week of October 25, 2021


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For new YorkThe last cover of, Greg Donahue reported on an alleged serial killer in the Woodson Houses of Brooklyn. Julia Dahl, professor of journalism at New York University, wrote, “Need an example of how our ‘justice’ system deems some dead unworthy of their time? Look no further. ”The Los Angeles Times‘Laura J. Nelson tweetedAs their neighbors were murdered, elderly residents of a New York City building complex pleaded with city officials to install security cameras and cops to investigate the most obvious suspect. So many institutional failures in this exasperating story. Write Pitch Founder Britni Danielle added, “It absolutely would not have happened to the elderly white victims.” And yet, when these elderly Black & Brown people were killed, the police were dismissive. »@Ndhapple OK: “It is difficult to know where the ineptitude ends and where the neglect begins. What a horrific failure of the city to protect some of its most needy residents. “

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E. Alex Jung explored the struggles of the Marvel star with his new superhero shaped body. Rachel Giese from Xtra called the ‘A Real Star’ article writes: ‘It’s incredibly rare for a man, let alone celebrities, to talk about body image, looks, size, how it feels to be. ‘being sexualized or deexualized, etc., in a vulnerable and complex way. ” Mother Jonesby Tom Philpott wrote, “Is it me, or is the MCU-ization of the film industry a totally toxic phenomenon – of the way it diverts enormous amounts of talent, resources and labor into a tasteless product and forgettable; to engender corrosive body image ideals like this. The new statesman editor Emily Tamkin added, “It’s a great profile that also made me think, as I often do, that we shouldn’t view body image / insecurity as something that only affects girls and women. “

“I suspect this won’t be the last time your question is richer than my answer,” Jonathan Franzen told Merve Emre in their conversation before his latest novel, crossroads. GD Dess novelist called the ‘high-profile’ and ‘scholarly’ interview, adding, “If you criticized it (I did), you might rethink your position.” »Editor David Barker noted the conversation was “brilliant in the way it associates the specifics of Franzen’s work with the enterprise of literature and its changing cultural position.” Are there still people who talk about cinema like [Emre] talking about books, or is it from another era? Adam Bruns, editor-in-chief of Site selection magazine, said that he “swore Franzen, whose job I loved, after what I felt was a manipulative joke he was playing on us, his readers, with Freedom. Emre is so good as you might expect, I have a feeling I’m going to be drawn again.

Washington correspondent Olivia Nuzzi recounted a visit to Kansas with Stephanie Grisham, who wrote a book full of regrets about her time as
Donald Trump’s press secretary. Jon Ralston, CEO of Nevada Independent, called the piece “incisive and brilliant. The banality of evil. Rui Kaneya from the Center for Public Integrity wrote, “It must be a golden age for those who study like Grisham… who keep doing things they later regret. Careerism etc. can explain it all, but most of us have certain lines that we don’t cross. Andy Smarick, former collaborator of George W. Bush at the White House added, “When ambition and moral recklessness meet power. The story of one of so many who allowed terrible behavior because they lacked something inside to tell them to stop. @rita_washko wrote: “So now that she can no longer benefit from ‘evil’ she suddenly saw the light, is she hissing? A little late and selfish, don’t you think? I hate rehab visits. They just pave the way for the next bad actor, who takes us through the same cycle. “

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Matthew Schneier introduced the restorer behind the landmarks of Manhattan, Balthazar and Pastis. The CEO of Action Network, Patrick Keane, called him “the most New Yorker thing I read in 2 years”, and The New Yorkerby Rachel Syme noted it was “such a great piece of old school New York, like a plate of steak and fries you can read”. On Instagram, McNally wrote of the article, “It’s poorly written and quite biased, but I’m not entirely unhappy with it. Maybe I should be.

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