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I Just Read His Name Is George Floyd

Zillah Eisenstein Medium
George Floyd was committed to being a person that mattered. But he was also Black, so he could never catch a break. As he got older the police were always at the ready. The day Chauvin murdered him was not the first time he had met Chauvin.

The American Myths of Bigger and Better

John Washington Yes!
This author's apparent attempt to save the MAGA ideology from the far right, says reviewer Washington, "is in the end a dangerous nationalist concoction, based on an ideology that takes losers as a must and broadens existing divisions."

Bay Area Chefs Ditching Burger Buns Over Right-Wing Politics

Soleil Ho San Francisco Chronicle
In light of recent revelations about the Martin family’s political activities, chefs are looking for alternatives to Martin’s products known for their association with Shake Shack, which uses them at locations around the world.

You Wonder if You Can Write Something

Susan Browne Rattle
Poet Susan Browne depicts the despair of our times, a sense of hopelessness, the feeling that the future will be even worse than these dismal days.

What Dinner Will Look Like in the Next 100 Years

Alex Beggs Bon Appetit
According to Amanda Little in The Fate of Food, seeds, farming practices, technology, water, distribution, and behind-the-scenes innovations are going to change the contents of our plates.

The Circus Was Televised

Jen Chaney Vulture
Johnny Depp’s legal team bet that a combination of subliminal shots of nostalgia, meme- and sound bite-friendly details, and Depp being Depp on the witness stand could sway public opinion. They were right.