My Parents: Don’t put photos of yourself on the Internet.
Me: Post thousands of carefully curated photos of your life on Instagram so you can build a following and attract sponsors who reflect your core values, such as Bacardi and MeUndies.
The singer and guitarist @julienrbaker makes raw, ghostly rock music that’s rooted in personal confession. But, unlike some artists operating in that mode, she’s figured out how to turn fragility into a display of fortitude, @AmandaPetrusich writes. https://t.co/RQ6QZsSYSL
Why live with a difficult animal? “I saw Jack’s sweet laziness, his affection, his capacity to enjoy life,” Anna Heyward writes, about her foster dog. “When I got home from work, he would greet me with unhinged excitement.” https://t.co/opChbIT9jM
“Trump created a humanitarian disaster,” a U.S. official said, of the former President’s approach to immigration. The Biden Administration will have to convince allies to trust Washington again. https://t.co/1LIytpniNc
In India, the reported COVID-19 death rate is roughly a 10th of what it is in the U.S.; in Nigeria, it is less than a 100th of the U.S. rate. Why does the pandemic seem far deadlier in some countries than in others? https://t.co/cnyj26xhFj
The painter and sculptor Nicole Eisenman’s work tends to be marked by indeterminacy—of mood, of the likelihood of a happy ending—but it also is animated by a generous, sometimes goofy earnestness. https://t.co/QmJPhJ8cvh
Full of dark ironies and unintended consequences, A. E. Coppard’s short stories often center on the inability of an obtuse male protagonist to see into the heart of the one he loves. https://t.co/FMg8RsnOMw
The show “It’s a Sin,” which has been broadcast to great acclaim and record-breaking viewing figures in the U.K., vividly evokes the deficit of information available to the most vulnerable populations early in the AIDS crisis. https://t.co/glAG7P26Hn
Donald Trump’s acquittals reveal the weakness of impeachment as a device to rein in the Presidency. “If a weapon is truly potent, you probably don’t have to use it twice,” @jelani9 writes. https://t.co/jZQaYlfx3G
Great @NewYorker piece from the incomparable @DrSidMukherjee on how much in this pandemic is still unexplained. Among other things, it made me discard my thinking about what made India go from #1 in COVID infections and deaths in Sept to a bottom dweller. Now: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. https://t.co/pMt2ahpeHx
New Interview: I talked to John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods, about his relationship with Jeff Bezos, how Whole Foods has approached worker safety during the pandemic, and why Mackey wants to steer clear of certain conversations about politics.
"The reported death rate in India, which has 1.3 billion people and a rickety, ad-hoc public-health infrastructure, is roughly 1/10th of what it is in the United States. In Nigeria...the reported death rate is less than 1/100th of the U.S. rate." https://t.co/ALIXQfJ204
Why did an angry phone call from a governor to an assemblyman become such a big deal? Because of a nursing home scandal, yes. But also because Cuomo’s bullying is an open secret. And because the fight for power in post-pandemic New York has already begun.
New column: A nursing home scandal, a governor, an assemblyman, and a phone call.
I talked to @rontkim, @Biaggi4NY and other lawmakers about this week's events and what they means for New York.
NEW from @ericlach: Ron Kim was bathing his 3 kids when phone rang. The governor was so loud that Kim’s wife and daughters grew upset. “I will go out tomorrow and start telling the world how bad of an Assembly member you are, and you will be finished.” https://t.co/lcM7or4aIM