My plan was to send out some thoughts on the Atlanta jail, but I got run over my schedule — recorded 7 episodes, my eldest was home sick, and I am now in California — so it’ll have to wait until early next week. Until then, here are some things you may enjoy reading this weekend! I’d love to know what what you’re reading and watching, too. Let me know in the comments.
This is an incredible story about what happens when private equity firms take over nursing homes. It’s wonderfully reported, infuriating, and absolutely worth reading.
Florida is bringing dozens of voter fraud charges against people who genuinely had no idea they couldn’t vote. In fact, many of them were told that they could legally vote after Amendment 4 passed in the state, which restored the right to vote for people with felony convictions. These prosecutions are sure to scare people with felony convictions away from voting, an effective method of voter suppression.
I have unusually strong feelings about mechanical keyboards — I genuinely think I write better when I use them. The New Yorker published a piece this week on the obsession with these keyboards, and now I’m thinking I want a new one…
The sculptor Brandon Ndife did Grub Street Diet this week. As an infamously weird eater I love Grub Street Diet, because it makes me feel like I know what it’s like to eat like a grown up. One of my favorites is this one, because she admits she drinks soda in the morning. But Diet Coke is too soft for me. Has to be regular Coke. Has to be able to corrode metal if I’m going to ingest it.
Please watch this crazy video of a rabid fox coming out of nowhere and attacking a woman! (She’s okay!)
Earlier this year, a Florida judge denied a teenager the ability to get an abortion because her grades were too low. This week, he was ousted by voters.
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Baltimore has a new Black-led nonprofit newspaper called Baltimore Beat. Their second issue has a good article on criminalizing domestic violence survivors and pretrial data from a local court watch organization: https://baltimorebeat.com/criminalizing-survival/
I’ve been bingeing on Scene on Radio podcast (I’m late) especially seasons 4 (“The Land That Never Has Been Yet”) and 2 (“Seeing White”) and the new Netflix show “Mo” the latest from Palestinian American comedian Mo Amer (hilarious and complex).