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— “How the press can hold Trump’s enablers—and itself—to account” [CJR]
— “The Year Without Clothes” is New Yorker staff writer Rachel Syme’s brilliant assessment of what “fashion” means when no one can leave the house.
— URL’s, like plants, are part of a living system. Which means someday, they will die. A great point . [Maya.Land]
— There’s going to be a Season 2 of Zoey’s Infinite Playlist? Really? [Paste]
— Bicycle ownership around the word is booming [BBC]. (via Clive Thompson)
— “Militarizing the Police was a Failure” — Cory Doctorow breaks down just how badly.
— “How Music Persisted During the Pandemic” [Pitchfork]
— Culture Type: “An essential resource focused on visual art from a Black perspective” could open up and swallow me whole and I wouldn’t mind.
— Leading the comeback of vinyl records…goats!
Goodbye, Bill Withers. You will be missed terribly but your songs–“Lean on Me”, “Ain’t No Sunshine”, “Just the Two of Us”, “Lovely Day–will live forever. Mr. Withers twin interviews on Death, Sex and Money and Bullseye are two of the great conversations with a musician in the history of radio.
“Every Food Service and Delivery Strike Happening Right Now” [The Cut]
The cancelled SXSW Film Festival will be showing many of its feature films virtually via a partnership with Amazon Prime [Indie Wire]
Unsurprisingly, time spent watching streamed entertainment has spiked 20% worldwide [Bloomberg News]
“This Pandemic is not your Vacation” — Anne Helen Peterson [BuzzFeed News]
“I’ve Spent 27 Years in Solitary Confinement. Here Are Some Tips on Making the Best Use of Time Alone.”[Mother Jones]
Recommended: “Trouble in Lakewood” the classic 1993 New Yorker story by Joan Didion about The Spur Posse. [via Robert Kolker]
Folks, if you’re worried about your local record store, which probably can’t stay open while we’re all on lockdown, please consider finding them on Discogs (www.discogs.com) the online platform for record sales. Buy some waxy goodness from them there.