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Car Crashes Aren't Always Unavoidable - The Atlantic
Automobile supremacy is baked into our cities and our culture and it kills.
cars  atlanticmonthly  zoning  via:meepsie  taxes 
6 weeks ago by UltraNurd
Sohrab Ahmari and the Rise of America's Orbánists - The Atlantic
Lots of great points and pull quotes in here. Main thesis is that those in power are more willing to throw out the system and their principles if it means keeping their power.
donaldtrump  history  liberalism  atlanticmonthly 
9 weeks ago by UltraNurd
What It’s Like to Work on a 30-Year-Old Macintosh - The Atlantic
I really do love his writing. The line about the cruel reality of putting words in order is great.
writing  ianbogost  apple  macintosh  retrocomputing  atlanticmonthly 
10 weeks ago by UltraNurd
'Looping' Created an Underground Insulin-Pump Market - The Atlantic
Pretty cool use of a security vulnerability to add capabilities not yet approved by the FDA.
hacking  healthcare  atlanticmonthly  opensource 
may 2019 by UltraNurd
The Astonishing History Locked in Whale Earwax - The Atlantic
Wow. Like ice cores but in whale ears! (Also who was collecting this stuff 150 years ago???)
via:breakfastquest  atlanticmonthly  whales  oceans  anthropocene  science  hunting  history 
november 2018 by UltraNurd
Substituting Beans for Beef Would Help the U.S. Meet Climate Goals - The Atlantic
I still think we need the policy solutions, but since those aren't forthcoming, individual distributed action is what we've got.
vegetarianism  atlanticmonthly  climatechange  beef  veganism 
october 2018 by UltraNurd
The Cruelty Is the Point - The Atlantic
Crimes against humanity and people laugh because it shows that they're a member of the same group.
racism  donaldtrump  opinion  atlanticmonthly 
october 2018 by UltraNurd
Me Too
Interesting personal piece by a woman who survived an attempted rape, noting that Kavanaugh has never apologized
supremecourt  rape  atlanticmonthly  patriarchy  gop 
september 2018 by UltraNurd
Lessons of the Seattle Plane Crash
Good overview of how we respond to systematic safety and security problems.
seattle  via:heymillah  atlanticmonthly  airplanes  security 
august 2018 by UltraNurd
Imagining a Better Boyhood - The Atlantic
Some good points in here. I was certainly interested more in Girl Scouts than Boy Scouts! But I wasn't non-conforming in the usual gender ways, just not competitive or physical.
toxicmasculinity  atlanticmonthly  parenting 
june 2018 by UltraNurd
Conservatives Are Losing the Culture War Over Guns - The Atlantic
Interesting trend analysis. Also makes each group feel like they're not represented, and in some ways they're both right.
culture  gop  guncontrol  atlanticmonthly  politics  nra 
march 2018 by UltraNurd
Hurricane Harvey Depressed the Earth's Crust
Wild. Makes sense but really gives you an idea of how powerful these systems are.
via:ryamidon  atlanticmonthly  texas  hurricanes  geology 
september 2017 by UltraNurd
Did Disney Ruin Pixar? - The Atlantic
I think this misses in that a lot of the creative juice was distilled only Disney Animation's reboot. Also I don't think Finding Dory was as bad as the writer makes out.

Curious what John and Merlin say.
filmmaking  pixar  disney  opinion  via:siracusa  parenting  atlanticmonthly 
june 2017 by UltraNurd
Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women? - The Atlantic
I think the most interesting parts here are the role that Intel had in defining early SV culture, and how unconscious bias training is seen as "the fix" and then people feel off the hook because they can't help it.
via:sashalaundy  atlanticmonthly  sexism  softwaredevelopment  diversity  siliconvalley 
march 2017 by UltraNurd
Minneapolis's White Lie - The Atlantic
It looks good if you measure rich white people. Also those white collar jobs aren't safe!
atlanticmonthly  minneapolis  economics  racialissues  detroit  via:egg  urbanism 
february 2017 by UltraNurd
From Metallica to Megadeth: The State of Rock at the Grammys - The Atlantic
Sounds like the popularity of rock was inflated by a few tastemakers; then the charts became more inclusive.
culture  atlanticmonthly  music 
february 2017 by UltraNurd
Eliot A. Cohen Responds to Donald Trump's First Week - The Atlantic
I have hope. And it is accurate that Trump's positions are not at all conservative.
opinion  conservatism  atlanticmonthly  trumpadministration 
january 2017 by UltraNurd
Democrats' Religion Problem - The Atlantic
Ugh. The problem is many Christians failing to accept a wider definition of neighbor.
democrats  abortion  interview  religion  atlanticmonthly 
december 2016 by UltraNurd
Typography Wars: Has the Internet Killed Curly Quotes? - The Atlantic
I'm strongly in favor of straight quotes because of the mental effort in getting it right, programming, and encoding issues.
glennfleishman  typography  internetculture  typewriters  atlanticmonthly 
december 2016 by UltraNurd
President Obama's Faith in White America is Misguided - The Atlantic
Good counterpoint, that Obama being raised in white culture made him unable to see the worst racist tendencies of white Americans.
blackculture  opinion  atlanticmonthly  obama  racism 
december 2016 by UltraNurd
My President Was Black - The Atlantic
Beautifully, powerfully written. What hit me in the immediate aftermath of the election is getting me choked up again — Obama was a generationally (perhaps even longer than that) excellent President and human being and he spent most of his Presidency being dehumanized by his opponents. A lot to unpack here. I need to read Between the World and Me again.
blackculture  obama  atlanticmonthly  history  2016election  tanehisicoates  racism  usa 
december 2016 by UltraNurd
Trump Excuses the White Working Class From the Politics of Personal Responsibility - The Atlantic
This is an interesting take. I think in the end the GOP's first orthodoxy is to tax cuts for the very rich and corporations, and they'll revert to that even as various populist allegiances have helped them achieve those goals.
atlanticmonthly  whiteculture  classissues  gop  drugs  appalachia  donaldtrump 
december 2016 by UltraNurd
Donald Trump Has Broken the Constitution - The Atlantic
There are some claims in here I disagree with (like the declaration of war in Iraq) but overall I agree that we've never seen a candidate campaign so thoroughly against the Constitution and general norms.
atlanticmonthly  constitutionalinterpretation  usa  donaldtrump  opinion  2016election 
december 2016 by UltraNurd
The Practical Utility of Identity Politics - The Atlantic
Nice to see an organized progressive backlash that isn't magic class thinking.
northcarolina  progressivism  atlanticmonthly 
december 2016 by UltraNurd
Welcome to the Second Redemption - The Atlantic
Pretty much every aspect of this is inexplicably rooted in race.
history  gop  2016election  racism  thesouth  usa  atlanticmonthly 
november 2016 by UltraNurd
New Evidence of Brain Injury in Kids Who Play Football - The Atlantic
I don't think you can put your kids at risk. Obviously driving is worse but more of our system expects that.
parenting  football  atlanticmonthly 
october 2016 by UltraNurd
School-Disturbance Laws Have Outlawed Being a Teenager in America - The Atlantic
Of course they have a racist impact. I hope we just try police out of schools all together but I suspect this will be another line in the Culture Wars.
southcarolina  education  texas  racism  law  atlanticmonthly  police 
october 2016 by UltraNurd
'The Atlantic' Editors Endorse Hillary Clinton for President - The Atlantic
Pulling no punches. I appreciate this trend in rare endorsements coming out because of how awful Trump is.
editorial  misogyny  slavery  endorsement  donaldtrump  racism  2016election  hillaryclinton  atlanticmonthly 
october 2016 by UltraNurd
How Breitbart Conquered the Media
Coates makes the point I was trying to make at dinner last night about how we can't talk about racism, and being called racist is a big deal.
racism  journalism  hillaryclinton  tanehisicoates  2016election  atlanticmonthly  usa 
september 2016 by UltraNurd
Are Tote Bags Good for the Environment? - The Atlantic
I get the calculation they're making here but it does fail to account for the forever nature of the plastic after it's in the trash.
shopping  environmentalism  atlanticmonthly 
september 2016 by UltraNurd
The Dos and Don'ts of Cultural Appropriation - The Atlantic
Good points. Avoid stereotypes and sacred objects. Listen to the full experience. Pay for what benefit you take out if remixing.
culture  via:jcdiallo  atlanticmonthly  racialissues 
september 2016 by UltraNurd
From Haitian Slavery to 'The Walking Dead': The Forgotten History of the Zombie - The Atlantic
An interesting connection. I knew it had roots in Vodoun but not specifically the loss of autonomy that is slavery.
haiti  racialissues  history  tanehisicoates  atlanticmonthly  fiction  zombies 
august 2016 by UltraNurd
A Remarkable Photo of a Protestor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana - The Atlantic
Also iconic. I get the objection that it's too soon to judge the historical significance, but the framing is just too good.
photography  louisiana  police  atlanticmonthly  blacklivesmatter 
july 2016 by UltraNurd
How American Politics Became So Ineffective - The Atlantic
An interesting hypothesis. I wonder if confuses causation with correlation? My concern is that repealing a lot of those reforms would make things worse. Also it completely ignores the nativist component of Trump's appeal.
politics  usa  gop  democrats  atlanticmonthly 
june 2016 by UltraNurd
Oregon: Welfare Utopia - The Atlantic
Shocker: welfare programs are better when the population in need is whiter.
oregon  atlanticmonthly  foodinsecurity  welfare  racialissues 
june 2016 by UltraNurd
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