The Day’s Reading, October 6–15, 2017

My computer died, just flat-out gave up the ghost, so I had to get a new one. You’re catching me from a brand new refurbished Thinkpad E575 running Debian sid in some ways I’d never dreamed possible, e.g. with working media keys and Bluetooth. I also had a three-day trip to D.C. for a conference at which we discussed ways to avoid the death of the labor movement. So here’s some reads.

Sanctuary

Dennis Romero, LA Weekly, California Goes Sanctuary While Los Angeles Sits on its Hands (October 6, 2017) — it is infuriating that we can’t do better because Eric Garcetti wants to be governor or president or some horseshit. This mentions the event last night that Austen helped organize.

Movies

Matthew Wills, JSTOR Daily, Frederick Wiseman’s Reality Fictions (October 6, 2017)

Brian Tallerico, Roger Ebert.com, Spielberg (October 6, 2017)

Simon Abrams, Roger Ebert.com, Brawl in Cell Block 99 (October 6, 2017)

K. Austin Collins, The Ringer, My Beautiful Dark Sunny Fantasy (October 7, 2017)

Sheila O’Malley, Roger Ebert.com, Dina (October 6, 2017)

Crime

& Other Wrongdoing

Lindsey Adler, Deadspin, Lawsuit Says Nationals Hitting Coach Shared Revenge Porn; Suspended By Team (October 7, 2017)

Kim Wall

Avi Selk, The Washington Post, Police find head and legs of journalist believed slain on submarine (October 7, 2017)

Workers

Jason McGahan, LA Weekly, After 135 Years, the L.A. Times Is Unionizing. What Took So Long? (October 7, 2017)

Media

Laura Wagner, The Concourse, Boy, Do I Feel Naïve (October 6, 2017) — this is about the Nuzzi/Sunderland/et al. thing, which is … there was a tweet about Nuzzi that was basically like “I kinda felt this was true” and, like, same? I did follow her recently, though, because I started wondering whether I’d just gotten her wrong, based on the RTs. Apparently not.

Addy Baird, ThinkProgress, Facebook employees ’embedded’ in Trump campaign digital media operation (October 7, 2017) — like secondments? This is weird

Math

Erin Blakemore, The Washington Post, Brush up on your math history with this weirdly fascinating blog (October 7, 2017)

Guns

Tory Newmyer, The Washington Post, No law could have prevented Vegas shooting, Feinstein says (October 8, 2017) — if you don’t think you’re capable of helping, that passing laws can help, then why are you a legislator

Basketball

Darius Soriano, Forum Blue & Gold, Lakers Analysis: Ten Takeaways from Lakers Preseason (October 15, 2017)

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