The Day’s Reading, 4/3/17
Baseball happened! The A’s won!
Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice, ‘Colossal’ Has a Big Idea, but It Quickly Shrinks
Katherine Turman, Consequence of Sound, Album Review: Mastodon — Emperor of Sand
Sam Lefebvre, Pitchfork, Julia Holter: In the Same Room
Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, Pitchfork, Mastodon: Emperor of Sand
Flip ’em Blue
Sarah D. Wire, Los Angeles Times, UC Irvine law professor to challenge Rep. Mimi Walters in Orange County’s 45th District — Porter has worked with Elizabeth Warren and studies the same kinds of issues (consumer protection, bankruptcy).
Tim Marchman, Deadspin, White Sox Fail To Play Opening Day Game — this is only like the second entry in this series and it’s already my favorite series on the internet
Michael Baumann, The Ringer, The MLB Opening Day Power Rankings
Grant Brisbee, SB Nation, Lessons from Opening Day of the 2017 MLB season
Andy McCullough, Los Angeles Times, How Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi became one of the most coveted minds in baseball
Jeet Heer, The New Republic, Trump’s Patriarchal Counter-Revolution
Emmett Rensin, The New Republic, Becoming Joan Didion
Barry Petchesky, Deadspin, TV Viewer Snitches On Lexi Thompson, Costs Her A Major — of course people who watch golf on TV are snitches
David Weigel, The Washington Post, In deep-blue Los Angeles, a fight for the future of Latino politics — Weigel parachutes in for a national look at our race. Marc Maron’s lived in the neighborhood for a decade-plus, though.
Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen & Roll, Lakers Trade Rumors: The Magic might be interested in Luol Deng — infosec lax af
Drew Harwell, The Washington Post, Trump can quietly draw money from trust whenever he wants, new documents show — it’s a microcosm. Or a metaphor. It’s one of those things.
Ashley Parker & Dan Lamothe, The Washington Post, White House violated protocol by confirming Jared Kushner’s trip before he landed in Iraq
Ellie Shechet, The Slot, Some Things I Would Do If I Had the Misplaced Self-Confidence of Jared Kushner
Giri Nathan, Deadspin, Roger Federer Can’t Be Stopped By Rafael Nadal, Or Anyone Else
Ellie Shechet, Jezebel, Jenna Lyons Is Leaving J.Crew
Brian Phillips, MTV News, The Great GOP Twitter Meltdown