Jay Silverman

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Jay Silverman

43 days ago

This is a pretty thoughtful piece.

Should Art Be a Battleground for Social Justice?

nytimes.com

Jay Silverman

43 days ago

This is pretty good.

Good Girls Gone Mad

thebaffler.com

Jay Silverman

211 days ago

Co-sign. The world is getting better (Trump and Brexit aside). Let's be confident about that.

The Enlightenment Is Working

wsj.com

Jay Silverman

211 days ago

Repeal the Second Amendment

nytimes.com

Jay Silverman

211 days ago

People Don't Actually Know Themselves Very Well

theatlantic.com

Jay Silverman

211 days ago

Probably not wrong.

Call-Out Culture Is a Toxic Garbage Dumpster Fire of Trash

thestranger.com

Jay Silverman

211 days ago

This is just comically bonkers. I love it.

The Notorious Board Game That Takes 1,500 Hours To Complete

kotaku.com

Jay Silverman

211 days ago

As someone working in children's media and who cares a lot about what kids are exposed to, this is an awfully good thing to be mindful of.

Why Do Cartoon Villains Speak in Foreign Accents?

theatlantic.com

Jay Silverman

211 days ago

Sabermetrics go international. Cool article.

The Bill James of Japan

theringer.com

Jay Silverman

297 days ago

I continue to be astounded that my favorite TV show as a kid - a show that I assumed that nobody else was watching, and a show that is primarily famous for being in reruns eight times longer than its original run - continues to be a quirky cultural touchstone of sorts that continually gets invoked.

The President Pushes His Luck - The President Show | Comedy Central

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Jay Silverman

301 days ago

The deluge of scandals reflects a rise in moral standards, not a fall

businessinsider.com

Jay Silverman

301 days ago

When Good Political Arguments Go Bad: On “Critique Drift”

inthesetimes.com

Jay Silverman

301 days ago

The best show on television right now.

Talking to a Philosopher About ‘The Good Place’

theringer.com

Jay Silverman

301 days ago

Jeff Bezos’ Heart Breaks A Little Reading Albany’s Amazon Headquarters Pitch

theonion.com

Jay Silverman

301 days ago

Oh great!

20 of America's top political scientists gathered to discuss our democracy. They're scared.

vox.com

Jay Silverman

301 days ago

Let the Elizabeth Warrenification of the Democratic Party commence!

Clintonian Democrats Are Peddling Myths to Cling to Power

newrepublic.com

Jay Silverman

301 days ago

A reminder that Donald Trump screws up everything that he touches.

How Donald Trump Destroyed a Football League

esquire.com

Jay Silverman

301 days ago

5 Strange Problems You Face When You're A Liberal Ex-Muslim

cracked.com

Jay Silverman

301 days ago

The most recent major Ta-Nehisi Coates piece. I have a few minor quibbles with it, but it's a very good one.

The First White President

theatlantic.com

Jay Silverman

301 days ago

A portrait of what progress looks like, however weird and imperfect and unlikely.

A Friendship for a More Tolerant America

newyorker.com

Jay Silverman

301 days ago

Why We Must Still Defend Free Speech

nybooks.com

Jay Silverman

301 days ago

Some interesting observations here.

From Jenner to Dolezal: One Trans Good, the Other Not So Much

commondreams.org

Jay Silverman

301 days ago

Jeff Francoeur was a terrible player, but this is a great video.

Chart Party: My favorite worst baseball player

youtube.com

Jay Silverman

301 days ago

I continue to believe that Sesame Street is the finest source of forward-looking human ethics anywhere in the world.

Trump wants to defund PBS. ‘Sesame Street’ brutally parodied him for decades.

washingtonpost.com

Jay Silverman

301 days ago

This is indisputably the best line I read in all of 2017:

“You could not have written it better. Sheridan is big sky/cowboy country. They do not see a lot of small black men in high heels, make up and purple jump suits out that way.”

When Prince Made a Chambermaid His Queen For a Day

thedailybeast.com

Jay Silverman

301 days ago

Easily the most ridiculous fashion trend of my high school years, right here.

I Wore JNCO Jeans for Seven Days to Find Myself

vice.com

Jay Silverman

455 days ago

THIS. This is the best short summary that I've read of the modern Republican Party, and how we came to have an insane person run the country. It's incredibly cogent and spot-on. Highly highly highly recommended.

Republicans now have an ethical obligation to quit Trump's party

businessinsider.com

Jay Silverman

455 days ago

A genuine classic of American journalism, right here.

Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon

newyorker.com

Jay Silverman

455 days ago

I don't buy every word of it, but I think we progressives would be awfully wise to consider some of what this piece says.

Liberals can win again if they stop being so annoying and fix their 'hamburger problem'

businessinsider.com

Jay Silverman

455 days ago

But there is another interpretation Felzenberg does not consider: that 20th-century American conservatism simply never made any sense. Far from a coherent program of high principle, it was always a largely accidental combination of inherited reflexes and political opportunism.

William F. Buckley Jr. and the collapse of the conservative movement

washingtonpost.com

Jay Silverman

455 days ago

Still the greatest thing the 1990s ever gave us.

Patriotic spandex and giant Q-tips: An oral history of American Gladiators

si.com

Jay Silverman

455 days ago

Something to remember, for someday.

How to Raise a Feminist Son

nytimes.com

Jay Silverman

455 days ago

The saddest divorce in NYC history, right here.

Cellino Sues Barnes. Who Gets the Jingle?

nytimes.com

Jay Silverman

455 days ago

Escaping Poverty Requires Almost 20 Years With Nearly Nothing Going Wrong

theatlantic.com

Jay Silverman

455 days ago

Any article in the NY Times that invokes Press Your Luck and $ale of the Century deserves to be shared.

What ‘White’ Food Meant to a First-Generation Kid

nytimes.com

Jay Silverman

455 days ago

Without Muppets, we are nothing.

Open this story in Apple News.

apple.news

Jay Silverman

455 days ago

Remember when the President of the United States read books? Those were the days.

Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books

nytimes.com

Jay Silverman

572 days ago

What a heroic, inspirational, fantastic human being. I admire her to no end.

I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here's why I left

ted.com

Jay Silverman

685 days ago

Good.

Executions Hit 25-Year Low and Support Is Falling, Report Finds

nytimes.com

Jay Silverman

685 days ago

It's like an alternate universe in which I grew up as an Australian, or something.

Australia's Press Your Luck Episode

youtube.com

Jay Silverman

685 days ago

Steven Pinker on Language, Reason, and the Future of Violence (Ep. 14 — Live at Mason)

medium.com

Jay Silverman

685 days ago

This is a very good, very thoughtful piece.

fredrikdeboer.com

Jay Silverman

685 days ago

Un plaisir, comme toujours.

Watch YELLE’s Surreal Video for “Ici & Maintenant (Here & Now)”

thefader.com

Jay Silverman

685 days ago

A beautiful, lyrical piece of writing.

My President Was Black

theatlantic.com

Jay Silverman

713 days ago

It's weird that I'm clinging to the results of the Austrian election as a good sign of hope for the world, right?

Austria just decisively rejected the far right’s presidential candidate

vox.com

Jay Silverman

728 days ago

This is what makes me feel perpetually alarmed right now.

Him

slate.com

Jay Silverman

728 days ago

Things are about to get very, very messy here.

Trump poised to violate Constitution his first day in office, George W. Bush’s ethics lawyer says

thinkprogress.org

Jay Silverman

728 days ago

It's always amazing to me when something like a 25-year old video game continues to have a cultural impact. Fun article.

The Legend of ‘Tecmo Super Bowl’

theringer.com

Jay Silverman

728 days ago

There are some things worth considering here.

The Right Way to Resist Trump

nytimes.com

Jay Silverman

728 days ago

An extraordinary piece of long-form journalism about a leader who we will miss very, very much.

Obama Reckons with a Trump Presidency

newyorker.com

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