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Qatar’s World Cup Stadium Beer Ban Is About So Much More

Sports Illustrated: Eight years ago, in Brazil, the international soccer czars pressured the host country for the opposite, for beer to be sold in stadiums. En de conclusie staat vooraan het artikel: By making it about beer, culture, values and the dreaded West, the Qatari government and FIFA are trying to change the subject. Klassieke versie […]

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The red wave that wasn’t

Politico: But Trump’s place in the party is far weaker after Tuesday. Truth is, if not for the former president’s interventions, the night could have been a lot better for the GOP.

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De nieuwe van Beyoncé

Pitchfork: As our biggest pop stars increasingly turn to dance music for inspiration, Beyoncé focused her famous work ethic on the nuances of club culture for a challenging, densely-referenced album that runs circles around her similarly minded, Billboard-charting peers. For nearly a decade she has made pop music on her own terms, uninterested in the […]

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Delaware will give free solar panels to low-income residents

Canary Media: “This is a chance for us to give people homes that reduce their electric bills from the energy-efficiency side as well as the renewable-energy side.” Klinkt logisch. Is het helaas niet.

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Geef ouders twee weken extra vakantie (en je krijgt er loyale, gemotiveerde en uitgeruste werknemers voor terug)

Lynn Berger op De Correspondent: Maar waarom moet de zorg voor kinderen zich om het betaalde werk van ouders heen plooien in plaats van andersom? Ik heb het al vaak gezegd tegen vrienden: ik vond de overgang van één naar twee kinderen minder ingrijpend dan de overgang van kind 1 van crèche naar kleuterschool. Plotsklaps kan […]

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Ze zijn zot geworden, de Amerikaanders

Yahoo: Elena Kagan authored the dissenting opinion. “Whatever else this Court may know about, it does not have a clue about how to address climate change,” the liberal justice wrote. “The Court appoints itself — instead of Congress or the expert agency — the decision maker on climate policy. I cannot think of many things […]

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U.S. FCC commissioner wants Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores

CNBC: “TikTok is not what it appears to be on the surface. It is not just an app for sharing funny videos or meme. That’s the sheep’s clothing,” he said in the letter. “At its core, TikTok functions as a sophisticated surveillance tool that harvests extensive amounts of personal and sensitive data.”

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You are more interesting than you think.

CJ Chilvers: The trust was always about the person behind the index.html file, not the information itself. We gave that up in the years since. We put our trust in algorithms. Look how they’ve paid us back.

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Our Misguided Obsession with Twitter

Cal Newport in The New Yorker: Twitter should be treated as the spectacle that it appears to be: something that entertains a small and privileged subset of our population, not a de facto town square where the value of institutions and individuals is adjudicated.

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Trends are dead

Vox: Social media writ large has eradicated basically any sense of a digital monoculture. “You have so many taste communities, but they don’t exist in opposition to anything,” said Ana Andjelic, a brand executive who writes about the sociology of business. “Culture has decentralized. The center, the mainstream, has disappeared.”

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