Happy Monday, everyone. I hope fall is treating everyone well, so far. I feel so incredibly grateful for everyone who’s shown love for my previous post. To everyone, expressing concern, please do not. I am as in love with life today as a bee is with honey. Thank you to those who read and reached out to me. Really, it means a great deal to me, and I hope that you accomplish everything you want to accomplish this week.
This is a little late, I know, but here’s my weekly roundup of noteworthy journalism:
- “What life is like behind bars for O.J. Simpson Prisoner 1027820” by David Ng for The Los Angeles Times, 9/15/16: An update on how everyone’s favorite disgraced running back and Naked Gun star is doing in jail and what his future looks like.
- “Meet the new Senate battleground states” by Amber Phillips for The Washington Post, 9/24/16: A rundown of states with the most contentious Senate races. Complete with an interactive map for those not up-to-date with their senatorial knowledge (e.g. me).
- “Why ‘Theater Criticism’ of Campaigns is Essential” by Peter Beinart for The Atlantic, 9/26/16: The dangers of shallow journalistic analysis of “bad politics”, i.e. “theater criticism.”
- “Growing up with Vin Scully: a soundtrack for life” by Tim Dahlberg for The Associated Press, 9/22/16: One fan’s experience of baseball through the iconic voice of the incomparable Vin Scully. I grew up an Angels fan, but Mr. Scully’s charm made me gravitate towards watching/listening to more Dodgers games. These memories remind me of bonding with my dad (also a fan of Mr. Scully) through sports, which was one of the greatest things about my childhood.
- “Hillary Clinton isn’t the lesser of two evils. She’s one of the most experienced candidates in history” by The Los Angeles Times’ Editorial Board, 9/24/16. Clinton’s qualifications for president are among the biggest talking points of this race. But when you look at her oeuvre compared to her opponent’s, it’s basically season 4 for Parks and Recreation all over again: an ambitious overqualified candidate with public service in her heart vs. an underqualified, fear mongering spawn of big business with no professional experience in politics.
Throwback bonus: “The Unsinkable Jennifer Aniston” by Leslie Bennetts for Vanity Fair, September 2005: Jennifer Aniston’s revealing and profoundly inspirational post-divorce interview.
Have a fantastic week! I hope you have a shoulder to cry on if you’re feeling down. Or at least a hand to sleep on like my cat.