The Envy List #31: #FreeBritney and More Ways American Culture Has Failed Us
Horror Stories Abound.
Not up-to-date on your celebrity gossip? Here’s why fans are trying to #FreeBritney from her father’s legal guardianship. (The Cut)
Portland is synonymous with protest right now. Which makes this story of an injustice performed by police against Portland protestors, taking cues from a torture tactic, so very relevant. (And disturbing.) (Snap Judgment Podcast from NPR)
This is a season where it’s impossible for teenagers to belong anywhere. In this essay, one Gen-X dad looks back on his Evangelical punk past life for meaning, revisiting the earnest faith and mosh pits of his teenage years. (Plough)
Speaking of Evangelicalism, though often opaque, the real reason this voting block supported (and still supports) Trump was simple—it’s all about power. (NYT)
We’re all facing our own personal back-to-school horror stories. So let’s laugh together at the current swell of COVID-19 outbreaks at those universities who decided to bring back in-person learning… Or maybe laugh-cry? Or maybe just cry? (McSweeney’s Internet Tendency)
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