A Sunday Reading List by A.F. Oehmke
The internet was crazy this week. Highlights: Marina Abramović wants us to eat her (and was not present for the announcement), news is being used as a weapon by the alt-right, Ta-Nehisi Coates released his new book, satire is becoming reality, and for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and many others, prayers are not enough.
Here are 10 must-read articles from this week.
1. Art News: For Frieze Week, Marina Abramović Distills Her Art and Life Into… a Macaron
Marina Abramović wants us to eat her.
2. BuzzFeed: Here’s How Breitbart And Milo Smuggled Nazi and White Nationalist Ideas Into The Mainstream
News can be dangerous, and the Alt-right uses it as a weapon.
3. New York Times: The Flagrant Sexual Hypocrisy of Conservative Men
When men think women should not have abortions or access to reproductive health care so they make it so women cannot access either…until it benefits them.
4. Vox: Colbert asked Ta-Nehisi Coates if he has hope for America. Coates said no.
Ta-Nehisi Coates refuses to offer Stephen Colbert hope, even when he begs.
5. San Francisco Chronicle: ‘We Were Eight Years in Power,’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ta-Nehisi Coates got reviewed, and questioned. Seemingly, questioning Coates is something only other intellectual/scholar of color can do…
6. The New York Times: How Ta-Nehisi Coates Gives Whiteness Power
…and some of them are not happy.
7. New York Times: The Onion’s Las Vegas Shooting Headline Is Painfully Familiar
The New York Times reviews The Onion’s headlines (which, honestly, where some of the best things published on the Las Vegas shooting).
A long but absolutely beautifully written, and necessary read for anyone with elderly friends and family.
10. Washington Post: Trump’s visit to Puerto Rico, in two minutes
Donald Trump visit Puerto Rico and it was *AWKWARD* to say the least. And the paper towels?!?!
Harvey Weinstein has been sexually harassing and assaulting women for decades, the extent of which is only now coming to light. This article includes links to the original story published by the New York Times, subsequent articles, and statements made by celebrities and other public figures.
The tiki torches returned. Richard Spencer lead another white nationalists and white supremacists march at UVA.
*All images taken from reference articles*
Edit: An earlier version of this article did not include post about Harvey Weinstein.