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.
What’s in a Sheet of Paper?
On China's 'white paper revolution'
Summer in the City
From secret lairs to Covid lessons not learned in 20 minutes flat.
A Glance into the Everyday of COVID
This is a No Man is an Island film review written in collaboration with Cinema Escapist, as part of coverage of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Keep an eye out for more!
A Month’s-End Associated Press (AP) Photographic Celebration Of: OMI/OMNI
Hmm Weekly's monthly mission to use up The Brick House Cooperative's unused monthly allotment of Associated Press photos continues.
Is There Life After Politics?
New York Times city hall reporter Jeff Mays talks with Chrissy and Katie about what life after city hall could look like for Mayor Bill de Blasio, Documented engagement reporter Rommel H Ojeda talks with Harry about New York’s tapped-out $2.1 excluded worker fund, and Low Life author Lucy Sante reads an epitaph for the cities that were.
I stared at M, admiring his new post-lockdown haircut
Through the rolled-down window of the cab I saw the myriad hues of a September morning in Delhi slowly returning to the look and rhythms of pre-covid times.
ALONE TOGETHER: NAVIGATING ONLINE THERAPY DURING COVID-19
For Nigerians seeking therapy, two options exist: IRL and URL. Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu describes her experiences with both.
Some Films Find You
Jafar Panahi made Taxi, his seventeenth film, in 2015, despite the fact that the director has been under a government-imposed 20-year ban from filmmaking for “spreading propaganda against the system.”
Between Infodemic and Pandemic: The Paranoid Style in Taiwanese Politics
Conspiracy theories are apparently a side effect of the Delta variant in Taiwan
COVID in San Quentin
Most of the population at San Quentin was 'vaccinated' through surviving the virus last summer
Newsom Called on the Companies Lobbying Him to Fund His Pandemic Response
Newsom requested $226 million in donations in 2020.
Corporate Lobbyist Bailout: DENIED
A startup watchdog group beat back legislation that would have allowed corporate trade groups that lobby the government to access PPP funding.