Tamales are for Eating, Not Walking
Of all the sounds you can wake up to in Mexico City, my favorite by far is the distant shout of the local vendor slowly approaching your street, yelling “tamales.”
How Did Star Wars Get Serious?
A long and semi-fanatical discussion about the thrilling bleakness of ANDOR
Drug Lobby Revenues Skyrocket During Covid Pandemic
Lobbying giant PhRMA reported revenues of more than $600 million in 2021, a new record for the group.
“A Light Never Goes Out” Celebrates Hong Kong’s Iconic Neon Signs
"A Light Never Goes Out" is a spirited look into the craftsmen who build and maintain Hong Kong’s iconic neon signs. Though the film’s plot is somewhat boilerplate, it has beautiful cinematography, and demonstrates a genuine love for its subject
MR. WRONG: Inflammatory Reaction
It’s kinda (SPOILER ALERT)
ME TODAY: “Leave this place and go to Sicily,” he whispered, though there was no one else around.
Mediaquake: What Alternative Idea Is Big Enough to Take On Big Tech?
Q&A with James Muldoon
LISTEN: Is There a 72-Hour Fix to a Long-Term Mental Health Crisis?
Mayor Eric Adams says his new plan to force people with untreated severe mental illnesses into hospitals is a “moral obligation,” but it’s not clear how that’s different from what the city was already doing.
What’s in a Sheet of Paper?
On China's 'white paper revolution'
Mastodon Is Idiot-Proofed at the Top
It's not the friendliest interface yet, but the chance to connect on your own terms is real.
LISTEN: NYC’s New Weed Wild West
A year and a half after legalizing recreational marijuana, the first retail licenses have finally been issued even as the black market is booming and smoke shop robberies are through the roof.
Aesthetics and Politics in 2022 Campaigning
This year's election continued much of the same aesthetic tropes as previous elections. As with past years, it was the DPP that focused on aesthetics that could outreach to young people, and maintained the modernist aesthetic that has characterized pan-Green campaign advertising since the Tsai administration took power. While the KMT has significantly modernized its aesthetic in recent years, it is still the DPP that proved the more experimental in election advertising
LISTEN: ‘Democrats Are a Huge Part of the Problem’
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams rejoins the podcast to talk about his primary run against Kathy Hochul, the party’s poor performance in November from candidates running as “Republicans light” and much more.