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August 19, 2014
16:40 // 2 months ago
Can’t make this stuff up. (source 1, source 2)

Can’t make this stuff up. (source 1, source 2)

16:20 // 2 months ago

spaceparty says: Your coverage of Ferguson has been so useful and great and I just want to thank you for spending the time to compile all the tweets and information that you've shared because it's been a wonderful and much appreciated resource.



I really appreciate you saying that. I’m exhausted

In case you haven’t already seen it come through your dashboard, iwriteaboutfeminism is doing a fine job of rounding up on-the-ground coverage of the events in Ferguson.

Pair this with links from the venerable shortformblog, fantastic as usual. 

Thanks. I’m just a guy who posts links. — Ernie @ SFB

16:14 // 2 months ago
I’m tired of being desensitized to the murder of black men. I don’t give a f**k if it’s by police or peers. This s**t is not normal.

Rapper J. Cole, in a statement on his blog about police brutality in Ferguson, Mo. (via dailydot)

Be sure to read this article while listening to his new song about all this, “Be Free.”

16:08 // 2 months ago
14:11 // 2 months ago
The haptic and tactile feedback of a Kindle does not provide the same support for mental reconstruction of a story as a print pocket book does.
Researchers at Norway’s Stavanger University say that you’re less likely to remember stuff reading it from a Kindle than you are a book, and the fact that you don’t have to turn the page may be part of the reason.
13:41 // 2 months ago
13:06 // 2 months ago
President Obama might still decide to give a speech about events in Ferguson. But it probably won’t be the speech many of his supporters want. When Obama gave the first Race Speech he was a unifying figure trying to win the Democratic nomination. Today he’s a divisive figure who needs to govern the whole country. The White House never forgets that.
Ezra Klein breaks down why Obama didn’t exactly win hearts over with his Ferguson speech yesterday.
10:31 // 2 months ago

In which a CNN anchor suggests using water cannons on Ferguson protesters, receives a look from her co-anchor.

Here’s why that’s a bad idea.

10:11 // 2 months ago
August 18, 2014
Photographs can display certain emotions. Even though it’s not a family photo and he’s not going to be all smiles, having pleasant thoughts would probably look softer in the photograph.

Rick Perry mug shot tips: Get sleep, ditch glasses and wear blue

The Austin American-Statesman does its best Politico impression in covering Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s forthcoming mugshot. Dude’s not getting arrested on abuse of power charges, though.

23:43 // 2 months ago