This week is packed with some good shit. And a giveaway. Can’t beat that.
My quick life update: All my projects are due in the next two weeks. Gotta go do an interview now and write an essay. No time to talk. Must be either sleeping or working! All in all, I think things are going pretty well. We’ll see.
Read This Stuff:
- The New York Times has started this cool new section called the Times Insider. It’s theme is stories by journalists about journalism in action. It wants to offer a glimpse into the newsroom. Stories are about things like, how do you cover the Pope’s arrival in NYC while pumping breast milk, how do you deal with wearing an abaya and a flac jacket in extreme heat, what’s it like to visit a prison with President Obama, and other correspondent quandaries. (**see bottom of post for related giveaway**)
- On my search to find the true author of my last quote wallpaper, I discovered this great site that explores “the origins of quotations”.
- Do you ever worry about hackers in tiny Russian villages holding the contents of your computer ransom for bitcoin? Maybe you should be.
- Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s experience shows what immigration can be in Canada, and what we risk tearing apart with the eerie Bill C-24. C-24 gives the Canadian government the ability to strip citizenship from immigrants and those that hold dual nationalities. Most relevant thing on this list for Canadians to read this week.
- Nothing is simple when you’ve lived through genocide. This Medium article by Clementine Wamariya :
- Is a goddamn beautiful piece of writing;
- talks about the disconnect between refugee and immigration experience, and America’s understanding of that experience; and,
- asks you to interrogate your own narrative.
- Hacks/Hackers is a grassroots journalism and technology group that unites journalists, designers and developers to discuss the future of storytelling media. They’ve put together this great survival glossary for anyone starting out in coding or digital storytelling. What are Cascading Style Sheets? What is JSON? What is CPM? What is LAMP? Look smart the next time you talk with your tech friends.
- “If-“ By Rudyard Kipling.
- Did you know they’re doing a documentary version of Naomi Klein’s “This Changes Everything”? Quill and Quire talks to them about some changes between the huge honking book and the compressed film.
- I really enjoy this old NPR Fresh Air interview with John Oliver, hosted by Terry Gross. She does a great interview.
- I’ve only read four of these 20 essential works of Japanese literature. Time to get a move on! Soseki Natsume’s 1905 political satire, “I am a Cat” I’ve been meaning to read for a while now.
- You can pay to sleep with dead people. Diplanecrophilia?
- Don’t take your cartography for granted. I’ve been looking at more digital mapping recently, and reading up on maps in general. How did north become north?
- Speaking of maps, will your city survive if the sea level rises?
- It’s a bit fluffy, but I really enjoyed reading Miranda July’s interview with Rihanna. July’s writing is extremely readable! Another book I want to get to her her debut novel, The First Bad Man. Reading this interview makes me even more excited to read it.
- We wouldn’t have gotten to the moon without this woman’s coding skills.
- Bees are awesome. So awesome, in fact, that they are capable of bringing North and South Korea together for a sweet experience.
[white_box]When I subscribed to the Times Insider I received two complimentary subscriptions. I guess this is a promotional thing they’re doing. If you’d like one, just comment below! I’ll send links to the first two.[/white_box]