Stalin always seemed to have a blue pencil on hand, and many of the ways he used it stand in direct contrast to common assumptions about his person and thoughts. He edited ideology out or played it down, cut references to himself and his achievements, and even exhibited flexibility of mind, reversing some of his own prior edits.
We've been watching the cameraderie and conflict between CNN anchor Chris Cuomo and his brother, N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo, for nearly a year of pandemic coverage. With the news that governor Cuomo was covering up thousands of deaths in nursing homes, CNN has finally, belatedly banned anchor Cuomo from covering him. Chris Cuomo hosted his… READ THE REST
Andrew Callaghan travels the United States for his All Gas No Brakes YouTube Channel. VICE has a great profile about his approach to covering the high weirdness that is America. Here's his coverage of the pandemic year's Independence Day celebrations: Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's Abso Lutely Productions is reportedly developing a series with Callaghan.… READ THE REST
The Washington Post has an excellent new multimedia exploration of the impact of COVID-19 layoffs on longtime employees at Florida's Walt Disney World park. Mixing large-scale headline news—Disney laying off 28,000 cast members in September, and 4,000 more the day before Thanksgiving, while executives get raises—with carefully observed personal details, author Greg Jaffe paints a… READ THE REST
In the world of VPN services, there are dozens of little fish providers swimming in every direction with names and features changing almost daily. Then…there are the VPN whales. With over 30 million downloads, more than a decade of operation, and with a mantlepiece full of industry hardware, Private Internet Access definitely fits the role… READ THE REST
Did ya see Godzilla vs. Kong last week? With April upon us, the start of the traditional summer movie blockbuster season is here, but this is going to be unlike any movie season we've ever seen before. While some films will be exclusive to theaters, a handful of the biggest releases of the summer will… READ THE REST
Considering the explosion of robotic vacuum cleaners in recent years, is it really much of a surprise that now your front yard is getting into the act as well? If you can set a robo vac on standby to automatically start spinning around your house and gobbling up dirt and grime, it makes sense that the… READ THE REST