As we all know, there's been this thing going on for a while between the New York Times and Wikileaks. The NYT offers narrative and journalistic excellence, but existential issues have led it to a place of inordinate cosiness with official sources. On the other hand, Wikileaks uncovers facts no-one else seems to find, but is given to posting things on Twitter that are unbecoming of scientific journalists. So, how does one honor each of these institutions for their virtues, while making fun of their vices? The Atlantic's Caitlin Dickson shows that the best humor is latent, lurking in the numbers.
King Gustaf calls virus strategy a failure "We have had a large number of deaths and that is terrible" Swedish health care system overwhelmed "We have failed." Finally, even Sweden's King Gusfaf has lost faith in the Swedish government public health official responsible for managing the nation's response to Covid-19. "I believe we have failed,"… READ THE REST
The office of Emmanuel Macron says on Thursday the French President has tested positive for coronavirus. A contact tracing effort is now under way across Europe, after a series of recent meetings between Macron and EU heads of government. "Macron joined all but two of the European Union's 27 leaders at a summit in Brussels… READ THE REST
President-elect Joe Biden would save American taxpayers $2.6 billion if he stops Trump's border wall project on Jan 21 as promised, according to new estimates from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. However, the federal government would have to pay about $700 million to compensate contractors for stopping work. Stopping the wall would also stop… READ THE REST
When you head out into the world, you're making a statement, whether you're conscious of it or not. With your appearance and attitude, you project a version of yourself to anyone and everyone you meet. From your haircut, to your clothes, to your general demeanor, it all comes together to define the public you. Jewelry… READ THE REST
Vintage styles weave back in and out of fashion, but there are some looks that no one ever wants to replicate. Like…ever. And while we mean no disrespect to our custodian brothers and sisters out there, there's no one who's ever decided that the janitor-chic aesthetic with the massive jangling keyring was a good look.… READ THE REST
In 1982, 57% of Americans reported reading at least one work of creative literature in the preceding year. That number fell to 54% in 1992, then down to 47% in 2002. And, according to a Pew Research Center survey, over a quarter of Americans said they didn't read a book of any kind in print,… READ THE REST