35 Burst results for "The New York Times Magazine"

"the new york times magazine" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

04:43 min | 4 months ago

"the new york times magazine" Discussed on Fresh Air

"There was a crowd of neighbors gathered around a shattered smoldering wreck that was battered with body parts. Everyone was mourning the deaths of this family. So right away we could see that something was very wrong with the military's official narrative. Was the family willing to talk to you? How did you put this together? They had their cell phones out and were showing me pictures of the children. They said it had died in the strike. They showed me the business card and documents belonging to zamora ahmadi, who was the one targeted in the strike and saying, you know, he worked for an American NGO, you know, he's an aid worker. They had the documents right there. There were other times reporters in Afghanistan and I assume working the story from other places. What was it like getting the U.S. Military to acknowledge that this had happened? Life covered these kinds of civilian casualties, stories before, and when there's an investigation, you almost never see results this fast. It can take months. They drag it out. Sometimes you have to sue to try to get foia requests through to get the documents. In this case, I think there was so much attention around the story. That they felt they had to get out ahead of it and very quickly after our investigation came out and there was other investigations by the news outlets too. The military admitted that it was completely wrong and that all these innocent people have been killed for nothing, but of course there was no consequences for anybody ultimately to decide the procedures have been followed. So no one's going to be disciplined, which is obviously very upsetting to the family of the people who are killed. It was interesting that you wrote a 20,000 word piece that was on the cover of The New York Times Magazine in December about the withdrawal of American forces and its aftermath..

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"the new york times magazine" Discussed on The Art Newspaper Weekly

The Art Newspaper Weekly

05:37 min | 7 months ago

"the new york times magazine" Discussed on The Art Newspaper Weekly

"I hope that through the variety of objects on display, there's no real repetition. So your eyes always have to recalibrate as they're looking at something new. And that because the drawings encourage close looking, this will also encourage close looking at the decorative objects. I love the image of you on your knees in the storeroom looking at objects on a child level. The efficiency museum actually has done something similar to bring the images in their galleries down to a children's level so that they can appeal more to a younger audience. So I think that's a fascinating job. I mean, I think that's very important. If you can't see it, then you're never going to get the attention of a younger audience. Exactly. And so my last question is that in this show there's a work that depicts two vultures from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which Walt Disney actually gifted to the Met in 1938. And at the time it created a lot of debate in the press and The New York Times Magazine, asked the question, it's Disney, but is it art? And so I wanted to end on that question for you today. What do you think? Is it art? Well, people think it's art, worthy of the Met. It's a very good question. The answer at the time was yes, it is odd. Very much so in the press 1938. And I can tell you this was very helpful for me when I was arguing to make this exhibition said, you know, we really should do this Disney exhibition because I could say, well, if it was okay in 1938, surely it's okay in 2021. But I think it's a bigger question. Actually, it's a fascinating question because Disney does not fall into any of the traditional categories. And he made no pretensions to be a fine artist. And that, I think, is so fascinating about him. He didn't care whether he was called an artist or not, and I think that is a question that you can also then apply to the decorative arts. Disney said something that I think is hugely important. He said, we make films for entertainment and then the professors tell us what they mean. So, you know, his position was, this is face value entertainment. It has obviously been inspired by art, but I don't really actually care whether people call me an artist or an entertainer as long as people are enjoying what they're looking at. And so there are in the exhibition and numerous instances, moments where we exploring this and how he himself saw his position in the relation with the visual arts. So is it Disney's adult? I think it is art, but I also think it's actually not really important. I think it's very important to explore his work in a meaningful cultural context and to engage with it. Sounds like a wonderful show. Thanks so much for talking to us about it today. Thank you very much for having me..

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Peter Wood and Other Historians Critique 1619 Project for Being Ideology-Based Over Evidence-Based

Mark Levin

01:58 min | 1 year ago

Peter Wood and Other Historians Critique 1619 Project for Being Ideology-Based Over Evidence-Based

"Well in his book, and you remember, I interviewed Peter would President the National Association of Scholars Life, liberty and live in His book called 16 28 critical response to the 16 19 project. Says the larger aim of the 16 19 project is to change America's understanding of itself. 16 19 Project alliance with the views of those on the progressive left to hate America and would like to transform it radically into a different kind of a nation. Such a transformation would be a terrible mistake. It would endanger our hard won liberty or self government and our virtues as a people. Said the 16 19 project has taken ideas that a few years ago were exclusively fringe. A good way into the realm of mainstream opinion. The idea, for example, that the American Revolution was a pro slavery event once circulated only among conspiracy minded activists. Comic book style theories of history. The 16 19 project has brought it from the playground into the classroom, to the consternation of serious historians everywhere. And he condemned the 16 19 project is phony scholarship. He says it's critical race theory dressed up as history. The usual way for disputes about history. To be resolved, he said, is for historians to present their best arguments and their sources and journal articles each side can can then examine the evidence for themselves and hammer out the truth. But the 16 19 project evades this kind of transparency. Hannah Jones, who make some of the most audacious claims sites, no sources at all. The project, as presented originally in The New York Times Magazine can change no footnotes. No bibliography or other scholarly footholds. In December. 2019 The New York Times Magazine, five exemplary historians. A quote expressed strong reservations about important aspects of the 16 19

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The Tradeoffs of the Substack Hustle

Reset

01:45 min | 1 year ago

The Tradeoffs of the Substack Hustle

"So as you mentioned in one of your newsletters. You're sort of in the creator economy. Now which is kind of funny 'cause from by one version of it you've been creator economy pretty much entire life things and sell them and and do different gigs. I'm interested in your thoughts about it. Because i on the one hand think the creator economy is something rob walker's but doing a most of his his life and on the other hand Seems seems like a very cynical way to talk about exploiting teenagers for a couple of minutes on tiktok or selling you know. we're crypto projects. But that idea that the internet can allow people to make a living doing stuff. They're interested in by reaching an audience. That couldn't reach on their own without the internet is pretty appealing. And i'm wondering. Do you think this is a real different version of what you've been doing in. The passers is sort of a natural progression in. This just goes along with book writing and teaching in magazine article. Writing that you've been doing pretty much all your life. Well i think what i of also. I've my context coming to this both as a some longtime freelance writer. But also someone who's written a number of stories. About like i wrote some of the earliest back kickstarter nazi and of written about youtubers. And and all that stuff so it's been Subject of interest to me professionally for a long time and everything he said is true and like it's sort of all of the above. It's always all the above there. Are there are real success stories so what it comes down to him when it comes down to me what i think is somewhat different is just the control you know when you are a freelance writer. Even if you have a call in stretches on my life where. I had him for the new york times and another one for the new york times magazine.

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A Journey to the Strange World Beyond Our Screens

Outside Podcast

02:15 min | 1 year ago

A Journey to the Strange World Beyond Our Screens

"Questioning. Our relationship to technology is something. We've done a lot of over the years at outside magazine and on this podcast pacific louis. We have investigated the benefits. We get when we disconnect from various devices and instead seek out connections with the natural world and with each other. If you're listening to this show that probably resonates with you it definitely resonates with the people you just heard. They are friends of the journalist. Chris collin he called them up to help us work through some of the big ideas in his curious new book. It's called off the day. The internet died a bedtime fantasy. Here's how chris explains so off is a funny picture book for adults and adult like children. It's a parable about the death of the internet and what happens to us when that occurs. If you were to look at it at first glance it looks like a sort of like a children's picture book with really interesting Beautiful slightly demented artwork. It's i even know maybe thirty something pages. It's a very slim book okay. You're a serious journalist. You've done being reported feature stories for a bunch of publications including outside and the new york times magazine and wired. So how you go from that to writing. What is very much a kind of silly book here. I think we're all a little defensive at this point in our relationship with internet. No one wants to be scolded anymore. About how we spend too much time online. No one wants to be told yet again that we need to break up with our screens or whatever there was something else that was a little more interesting to me and something that i don't think it's talked about quite enough. What gets neglected. Is this other side of ourselves at came to think of it. As our offline cells. It's just sort of slowly. Vanishing right is because of all the time we spent online so these offline selves in us. Basically we have these versions of ourselves about our lives that are not getting lived. And i think there's something valuable in being reminded the big zest

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Massage therapists sue Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson

ESPN Radio

02:47 min | 1 year ago

Massage therapists sue Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson

"Is disgruntled in Houston. But that's just the football aspect of night ago. He was also swinging back at the filing of a lawsuit against him alleging inappropriate conduct during massages. That lawsuit filed Tuesday. Then on Wednesday, a second lawsuit by a second planet Though both lawsuits are filed by the same attorney. The second suit, claiming Watson's behavior is quote part of a disturbing pattern of preying on vulnerable women. John McClane from the Houston Chronicle. And what we have your two of the most renowned the parties in the country. Rusty Harden, a turning to the superstars in sports. And Tony Busby, who is a wealthy developer Rooms, a law firm has been on the cover of New York Times Magazine. He's tell May all Head here. He's the one that's filed two lawsuits on the half of plaintiffs, one here and one in Atlanta, charging inappropriate sexual behavior and watchin retained Rusty Harden. His list of clients is extremely long, and he's an outstanding attorney. And so we haven't seen a response from Watts and since the lawsuit Became public and the Texans and the NFL had the response. You would expect they're aware of it. They're gathering information. And so I have no idea. What direction it's going to go. How would affect other teams that they would lowball? The Texans is something's that back away. But you know this pretty. They're gonna want these issues resolved. It was NFL investigate. And that could take a long time. Antonio Brown's has still not been resolved since last off season. So there's so much out there, Freddy about which direction it could go. And right now, nobody has any idea when I say the word timing regarding all of this. What do you say? Bad, bad timing for everybody all around bad for the Texans when they want to maximize what they can get from Watson. I've been saying they should pick the Jets and the Dolphins 2nd 3rd in the first round against each other. I have seized rivals and get the maximum deal. You know their stories about Carolina willing toe. Sacrifice the farm to get into the problem with the Panthers. There's eight overall pick, and there's no guarantee of getting a franchise quarterback that general measure necessary a likes. And so there's other reports. He wants to go to Denver. I don't know why. And then San Francisco. I can't understand wanting to play for Palestinian, but they got Jimmy Garoppolo. For while there was talk of Washington, But Washington has solved this problem, at least with free agents. So This to me is not good for watching and it's not good for the Texans.

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Take the Plunge With Suleika Jaouad

Forever35

05:02 min | 1 year ago

Take the Plunge With Suleika Jaouad

"Our guest today is to lak- jawad welcomed feber. Thirty five salako here. We are so excited to have you Slake is the author of the instant. Best selling memoir between two kingdoms. She wrote the emmy award winning new york times column life interrupted and her work has appeared in the new york times magazine. The atlantic vogue and npr among others a highly sought after speaker. Her main stage tedtalk was one of the ten most popular twenty nineteen and has nearly four million views. She's also the creator of the isolation journals community creativity project founded during the covid nineteen pandemic to help others convert isolation into artistic solitude over one hundred thousand people from around the world have joined and her book Yes overbook just came out on february ninth. It's wonderful congratulations. Thank you spend so exciting and so overwhelming in a little. I'm so that are for the course. Hannah's book that came out during the pandemic which is just a whole other layer of stuff and it's a memoir which is a whole other layer of stuff layers so many layers to peel back. Well before we really get into it. We we love to ask our guests at the beginning of an interview to share a self care practice that they have in their lives. It can be quite literally anything And so we would love to hear if there's one that's resonating with you right now. I just did it actually before talking chiku and it's A new self care kind of ritual that came about during pandemic and involves thirty five minute screening meditation and then cold water punching other currently although assuming holes nearby frozen could coach our which is why my restricting Yeah l. okay. So i'm so excited. This is what you started with. Because i've been following your cold plunges on your instagram and we already have a question in the document about them so we can just get kate. Kate is very cold. Plunge curious we've had a lot of listeners who have really into us about how Either cold showering cult bathing has helped with insomnia nervous system trauma experiencing things. So can we start from the beginning. Like how did you come into this. What has it done for you in your life. And how do you maintain the practice especially like now that it is twenty two not even twenty degrees. I'm sure it's colder than that where you are very good question that i ask myself. Every time i find myself submerging. My body freezing so I live not far from the great elizabeth gilbert and the first time we had a friend date. We went for a walk. And we pass mccall. She proceeded to rip off her clothes. Jump in the water. So naturally i did the same and it felt so good Especially in this time where you been spending a lot of time out my computer on-scene who calls And it has its way immediately. Resetting are nervous. i'm And so we decided that we're gonna do it every day and because the kind of get more of a ritual and because the best can't stand being cold water for longer be added into screaming meditation and became really interested and but pops and the science behind breathing. So at is what we've done every day until recently just got too damn cold So now i take a cold shower and of jumping in the freezing water. But i think you know. Part of it was My lining to get into meditation on someone who always struggled meditation. I'm incapable of sitting in a chair with my eyes closed for like five minutes and something about the breathing fouts Not just Actions that kind of focusing on the states. You're you're meditating. you're also. Jimmy's pretty strenuous breathing. Exercises and the other piece of it might fat. In this time. Pandemic Really became kind of creative approach to gathering

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"the new york times magazine" Discussed on WRKO AM680

WRKO AM680

08:50 min | 1 year ago

"the new york times magazine" Discussed on WRKO AM680

"To somebody who's written and historical novel and written about his family in the Mafia. And yet we have that guest today. And that's Russell Shorto. He's a best selling author. And that Russell is great to have you on the show. Thank you, Scott. Great to be with you. Now. Fill me in on this. You've been a writer your whole life. I see you actually got a knighthood from the Dutch government for some work you've done and You've written for The New York Times Magazine. What got you into historical storytelling? Well, I'm glad you put it that way. Historical storytelling and you mentioned novel. I just want to clarify. I don't write fiction. So this latest book is nonfiction. It's different for me because it's memoir. Okay, It's family history. But this is my seventh book. And what I write is narrative history. So to me, that's storytelling. But it's storytelling based on mean everything is footnoted. And so what I'm most known for is a book I wrote called The Island at the Center of the World about the judge founding of New York, written a book about the American Revolution. So most of what I've written about his long ago And several years ago, an elderly relative came back to my hometown when I was home over Christmas and said, When are you going to write about your grandfather in the mob? And you know this is something that's not a question. You here everyday, Russell? Exactly. But, you know, I've always known that my grandfather was involved with the mob. But there was a little bit of Ah, like, I guess you would say, a veil of silence. My family had over it, and I was an obedient son. I didn't put it in my mind that it was possible thing to write about, but he pop the bubble and It happened at a time when all those people are gone. So really, this is his room. No harm anymore. Yeah, and it's American history. And yet there are these old people around who were the young guys then who had stories. So I suddenly felt like I have to do this now, because it's gonna be gone. I'm gonna lose your sources. Right. And as a historian, I was very concerned to ground everything. So I'm talking to old guys and very aware that maybe they're just kind of spinning a yarn here, so I'd get a second source. I did FBI freedom of information that you know, just everything I could to corroborate and I tell you it's just such a different world because it's doing history just like when I'm writing the history of the Dutch founding of New York 400 years ago. But it's family and it's within living memory. And so it's personal. And I got so wrapped up in it that I was asked to be writer and residents at a college in New York. And I made my workshop writing family history. Wow. It got so much interest among the students and I was so energized by it that I'm now kind of a devotee of the very topic of your show, which is how meaningful it is to explore your family history. So I now have an online course, which is called. Tell your family story dot com. And there's certain things that I find over and over, which is people have a story. They think they know the story. But once you get into it, wait a second. It wasn't like that. No. So there are so many ways to explore it into guess be enriched by it that I just find it endlessly fascinating. Well, I can imagine. When did you first find out about your grandfather in the Mafia? And what was his role with it? He and his brother in law ran the kind of mob franchise in my hometown in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. OK, I've always known that. But I, as I say, I just tried not to think. Yes, my mind. But once I start to explore it, partly what I'm telling in the book is the story of the small town mob in America, which was everywhere from Schenectady to Fresno. You know, it was just everywhere. And in most places they were providing a public service. It was gambling and in the days before TV, you know, everybody did it. And, you know they had to pay off the cops and pay off the mayor. Right? Right. But most people saw it is this innocuous service they were providing. So the book is called small Time. A story of my family and the mob and tell me some story that you found for this book. That just never leaves your head. Russell. Well, there was a convenient for my purposes. Murder right in the mouth story. Wow. The bookie who was murdered with an ice pick or some other object that was sharp and pointy. His name was Pippi DeFalco. So great name right out of Yes, yes, And he had been working for my grandfather but was known to kind of go outside and work on his own or possibly work for other outfits. And so he is missing. And then he turns up a couple months later in the river, and that has never been solved. So that becomes the center of my story. So it's a story of how these guys built this really a franchise in what was then a very bustling steel town, But at the very center of it is this murder and that changes everything. And the murder happened in 1960 at the time that Kennedy comes into the White House and Bobby Kennedy is going to crack down on the mob. And suddenly the attorney general of the United States. Bobby Kennedy is talking with the mayor of my little town, so it connects to larger events. So I think that was kind of the waking up of a small town and that happened in places all across the country, because that was America, kind of wise ng up to what was going on. So it wasn't just the gambling, but it was starting to get violent as well. Exactly. And at the same time there had been the Kefauver Commission hearings Congress in the fifties, which were forcing the government to acknowledge that there was this nationwide organized crime thing happening. So all of that is the backdrop to what is to me a very personal family story because it's really the story of my grand parents of their marriage of how my grandfather ran this operation, but also So it was. I think mentally too much for him. What was the front? What did he do is it was called shit in the World City. Cigar was cigar store and behind the cigar store was a pool room. Okay, And that was the base out of which they upstairs Where all the bookies brought the take upstairs. People told me they were about 100 people in town who worked just for the numbers game, And then they also did card games and dice games around town. They had big shot card games with, you know, $10,000 pots and that kind of thing Wow! And pinball machines they had picked up in the People gambled on pinball. You played a pinball machine in the bar. What you did is you would rack up so many free games and then you go to the bartender, and it would pay you for your free games that reset the machine And that's how all over the place they turned pinballed into a gambling device. Now, of course, the stereotype was always Sicilian Italian. Is that what your grandfather was? Yes, And another way I have of looking at this story is this is the American immigrant story, which is partly a story of discrimination. So a group comes over in this case, Southern Italians, right? They are brought in to do jobs. Other people don't want to do And in this case, it was in the coal mines, and then they're discriminated against and people I talked to talked about how their parents memories were of not being allowed to work in the steel mill, which was the bit mean employer in town. At that time, Southern Italians and blacks couldn't work in Stillman. Unless there was a strike. They couldn't open a bank account. So they were blocked out of most of society. And so what they do then, as we know, the mob comes out of prohibition. Sure enough, my great grandmother ran a still in my grandfather had old Coke bottles filled with alcohol on the streets. And they did this for a local kind of proto Mafia figure. An old Italian guy in the neighborhood and then as Prohibition ends my grandfather's running card games out of the trunk of the car. And then that turns into this kind of formalized operation, where they sent money on a monthly basis to Pittsburgh and from Pittsburgh. It went to New York. So they really did that saying to me how much they looked up to American capitalism and tried to copy features of it, including opening franchises, Right and that's what it sounds like this once. It was indeed a franchise. So did you know your father? I was around him a few times in my childhood. By the time I was aware he had become progressively worse and worse drinker, and he was quite a womanizer and my family's head by that point, kind of ostracized him, and in fact, the mob had to he had quit. Mobbed by then. So he was to me a sad and kind of dark figure by the time you know, I was aware he is Russell Shorto. He is the author of Small Time. A story of my family and the mob and The book is out February 2nd. Where can they get it? Russell? I hope everywhere. I saw that. Your local bookstore that's opening this time Cove it awesome. Well, I'm looking forward to reading it myself. And thanks for coming on and sharing the stories. Fascinating. Thank you so much. Scott and coming up Next doctor Henry Louis Gates joins us again to talk about his newest episode upcoming on Finding Your Roots on PBS when we return in three minutes on Extreme jeans, America's Family history show..

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Buyer's Remorse

Dear Sugars

04:33 min | 1 year ago

Buyer's Remorse

"Work in vanity fair the new york times magazine and sports illustrated. Let's give them a call. Let's do it. Hello hi. this is cheryl strayed. Thank you so much for agreeing to talk to us. I have my co host. Steve almond here. I am a big fan of your writing. Thank you thank you so we're talking about spending addictions today and we'd love if you could share with us and our listeners. Your story let's go back to the beginning. How how did this begin for you. I think it began Ten years ago. I think it was frankly. Precipitated by My wife lisa job overseas new york university and abu dhabi. And that's kinda hard to make a weekend trip and i was. I was on my own. And i was an empty nester. My last son had just got off to college. And when i was on my own i sort of just started shop i think it was related to repression. In my case. I think it was related to trying to figure out my sexual identity clothing for me is very Linked to sex and so it's one box two boxes. Three boxes four boxes. I mean no one except the ups guy probably felt it was insane. And you know. I got a sexual rush. Every time i opened the box and you know in some cases When even aware it out and it just would not stop and it got worse worse and frankly i wrote a book was a memoir by one of my sons and it didn't do well and that is when i hit the wall and i just felt the press. I thought i don't really give a crap about anything than you know ultimately went into rehab. Did it take you some time to come to the conclusion that it wasn't addiction. People diminish this experience. I think we say oh. You're you're a shopaholic and it's not really an addiction. I'm curious what your experience with that was well. I hate the term shopaholic. Because i think it. Minimizes what this is. I mean this is an addiction when you're spending six hundred thousand dollars on leather three years. That's an addiction. That's insane when you have over. One hundred pairs of leather pants and over one. Hundred pairs hundred fifty pairs of leather jackets in two hundred pairs of leather gloves. And obviously i'm a leather fetishists. That's an addiction and you know it's like any addiction it can destroy can certainly destroy financially but it can store relationships it harm my relationship To to my wife. So i really hate this idea that you know. It's like that movie shopaholic in it's kind of cute and it's ridiculous and i know because of rehab and and fifteen years of therapy but can you point to the moment where you realized you needed to address it. Get into rehab. Whatever it was. What was the the low point. I think it happened in two thousand fourteen because there are a lot of things going on within me. Begin to abuse myself physically. I mean you know. I would burn myself. I would cut myself I would you know play with frankly. With with weather is fixation hoods by myself and then i knew this was getting dangerous. 'cause you know you can kill yourself and that combination of factor said you. I'm really going down a rabbit hole. And i need more than just once a week therapy. I really need something. Very very Intensive edits help. But it doesn't cure everything and you know the the urge in the addiction still doing well. So what did you. You went into inpatient rehab. Is that correct. Yes and what did what did you learn there. I mean how did you learn how to at least control this. Even though you say it's still with you. Well i mean you know. It's it's like anything in rehab for me. I can speak for others. You know you're trying to get to the root cause and you know it's painful to realize i mean for me. I think this shopping outgrowth of tremendous sexual repression Fear of coming to grips with with who i am and i still don't know who i am sexually which i think is fine. I don't think we have to put labels but my wife had been waived in fear and shame as a child was terrified of my mother i could see her as a dominatrix. I never felt comfortable with myself physically. I never felt comfortable with the way. I looked

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"the new york times magazine" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"the new york times magazine" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"I thought Jonathan Mahler's piece in The New York Times Magazine a couple weeks ago was really good. They're able to write in a way that conveys nuance and uncertainty. Among the commentary. It's that the lesson seems to have been, you know, Predict, predict, predict, be confident and you'll find people really enjoy hearing that. So talk about the convergence of what good lawyers do best and what so much of the media is hungry for. For a prosecutor. In particular. Their whole job is looking at facts usually more complicated than they seem and fitting them into a narrative to try to make sense of them in a way that seems to lead to a particular result. That can be a very effective and helpful skill. But the media already is primed to hear from people who have strong opinions and present them with authority and confidence. I think you know, a lot of people are feeling the space with a lot of overconfident commentary So do you have any advice for news consumers who really care about this subject? Any red flags that you think that they should take note of when they're Taking in these stories and these commentaries. Anyone who is projecting into the future about kind of what evidence will show or what evidence may or may not exist, that we don't yet know about. Now. I would be very, very wary about People who predict with some certainty that something is gonna happen on a particular timeline. An investigation like you know Harry Lippman's claim that you know Cy Vance is going to reach charging decisions within a few months here again. Who knows? I mean, you mentioned the New York magazine article from September, right? That piece says, You know, the case could go to trial sooner than you think. You know. Who knows? I mean, also, there could never be a trial. Could you confidently predict that they'll be new facts? That's easy. I mean, there will definitely be new fact. People who are going to feel comfortable coming forward, saying things well, you know what? Let me back on. Actually, um, I think it's very likely.

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Supreme Court Rules New York Cannot Limit Attendance At Houses Of Worship Due To COVID-19

Here & Now

04:54 min | 1 year ago

Supreme Court Rules New York Cannot Limit Attendance At Houses Of Worship Due To COVID-19

"Some religious groups in new york are celebrating last night's rare late night. Supreme court decision blocking an executive order from new york governor andrew cuomo that restricted attendance at religious services in their neighborhoods because the pandemic ultra orthodox jewish organizations in brooklyn and queens and the roman catholic diocese of brooklyn claim. That cuomo single them out. The state pointed to the recent spike in covid nineteen cases. And then there was that alarming ultra orthodox wedding last week. The two hundreds not wearing masks. The court's decision was five. Four with its newest justice emmy coney barrett considered the fifth vote. Emily brazilan staff writer at new york times magazine and fellow at the yale law. School is here emily. Thank you for taking a break from your thanksgiving thanks. You are welcome. Glad to be here. And we should say the to litigants the ultra orthodox jewish groups and the catholic diocese were already not subject to these restrictions. Because they've been lifted there's a color system for restrictions in new york and Cova cases had obey abated in their area. But what was the argument from the court in blocking even targeted restrictions. Well the corpus arguing that new york hadn't shown that less strict measures would be enough to protect public health. Which is a pretty cursory kind of way of thinking about this. You can see the concur. Ince's by justice gorsuch as justice cavanaugh. That some of the conservative judges didn't like the idea that essential businesses which were permitted to open a new york included stores but did not include houses of worship. And i think the odd thing about the majority's analysis here is what it's comparing so the majority behaves as if people going to stores are the same as people congregating in a house of worship even though it's very unusual in store for lots of people to be sitting together or certainly singing or chanting together for a long time. That's all in a church or synagogue or a mosque and we know that that is a riskier activity. So there was no discussion of the science or scientific public health considerations in the majority's opinion. And what about chief. Justice john robertson. The three liberal justices dissenting. What did they say. Well chief justice. John roberts says there's no reason for us to decide this right now for the reason that you gave earlier new york had a lift these restrictions for now because the krona virus spread is not as bad in the city so these restrictions said that in the red zone the highest risk new york. You could have ten people in a house of worship in the orange zone. You could have twenty-five people but the catholic archdiocese in the docks synagogues that have sued. They no longer are subject to those restrictions and so she's jeff roberts was making a kind of traditional conservative judicial modesty Moved here in which he said. Look if they're subject to these restrictions again maybe they will be proved to be unduly harsh but at the moment. They're not so we don't need to step in here. And this is a classic example of a judge saying you know what. Let's leave this in the hands of public. Health officials not have judges step in to make these decisions. Unless it's absolutely necessary will be clear. What does it mean. I mean be clear. Only because i'm not able to figure this out. Temporary decision made on an emergency basis by the way when ruth bader ginsburg was on the court roberts sided with the liberals and the decision was in favor of restrictions that was when california had restrictions in place. So obviously there's been a tilt here but what does this mean for other states for new york when it comes to restrictions on houses of worship in the pandemic y- i'm kind of scratching my head about that too. I mean it looks like what the court is saying. Is that if you have businesses open you have to treat churches and other houses of worship just like those businesses but without paying attention to the greater risk that the church that you know religious service can entail and that's very strange to me because it seems so at odds with the science and what we know about the spread of coronavirus. And so you're right. This is a decision. That's a temporary restraining. Order against new york. The merits the kind of larger case is still to be thrashed out the lower courts and so one hopes going forward that there will be more attention to these apples to apples. Comparisons and figuring out what the state really needs to do to protect public health and mall many have seen the video from the acidic wedding in brooklyn this month. Hundreds packing a synagogue. No-one wearing masks mayor. Bill de blasio said or organizers will find fifteen thousand for violating restrictions. And so we're keeping an eye on that to see what happens. There might be any kind of consideration of

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Joy Williams and Unique Views of America

The Book Review

04:44 min | 1 year ago

Joy Williams and Unique Views of America

"Scott joins us now to talk about the latest in his series of essays. The americans tony. Thanks for being here. It's great to be here this time around you write about joy williams for those who are not familiar with her work. Who is joy. Williams joy williams is an american novelist and short story writer. She's still alive. She's in her seventies. She started publishing in the nineteen seventies. Her first novel was state of grace and she had kind of a loyal cult following in a profile of for a few years ago in the new york times magazine dan choice referred to her as a writers writers writer. I was going to bring that up. Which i think is a great phrase because she has a very passionate for. If you look at paperback editions of books you see a collection of big names. Don delillo herald broad key james. Salter all crazing. Her one of the things i discovered and actually wrote about in this as as that. She's a very difficult writer to pigeonhole or to classify. And i came into this piece to doing the reading for its thinking of her one way based on the reading that i'd done some for earlier novels stories and ended up with a different idea of her. I started out thinking of her. As kind of a realist. Almost in the in the sort of raymond carver or and beatty vein very close grain finally detailed reticent realism and ended up thinking of her something almost completely different sort of a fabulous surrealist magical or which he kind of writer okay. I'm gonna ask you all kinds of questions that i think. You don't wanna be asked to try to pin her down. There's a lot in here. I want to actually go first back to that original freeze you used writers writer but actually we'll just simplify it to a writer's writer because i think that is the kind of phrase that people use that to people who are writers baby mean something but that is kind of mysterious to non writers. What do we mean when we use that phrase. I've never really understood the phrase or particularly. Oh my god. And i think what it means. Is that if you think that writers read differently from the rest of us and our maybe more attuned to certain matters of craft and technique that the rest of us rush over. Let's say you know this is a caricature but most people we read for the plot we read for the characters we read for the emotions and maybe writers are looking at something different. They're looking at the brush strokes so to speak at the sentences at the rhythm on the sentence sentence level and i'm not sure that's true but it is true that within any profession there are people you know it's true of standup comedians or actors or filmmakers that there are some who have a special kind of respect from their peers that may be disproportionate to their renown or popularity or fame or a claim out in the world joy williams has won and been nominated for all the major awards and she's very well reviewed in her books stay in print so she has certainly a loyal readership. That isn't just writers. But i think there's something special about her and i think it has to do with her resistance to classification in a way that she's she's writing sentences at stories and characters and plots that are so unusual and that seem to result from kind of total inventiveness. I feel like having read just about all of the fictional msci's published in the last few months. I could say that. I feel like there's a kind of attention to words and sentences and developments within the story and the plot that keep you on the edge of your seat and at the edge of your attention throughout there are writers where you can kind of let your mind wander a little bit and coast a little bit in the okay. I know this passage of description is going to tell me something about the house. This okay these people are having this conversation now and and you could sort of skate already. Can't do that in a joy store. You have to be paying attention every moment because the terms of the fiction what the characters are thinking and feeling how they're relating to each other what is going to happen in the language from one sentence to the next whether it's going to be sad or mysterious or funny is going to change so you just have to keep your eyes on the road at your hand on the wheel the whole time

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Free speech and the struggle against misinformation ahead of 2020 election

Fresh Air

05:34 min | 1 year ago

Free speech and the struggle against misinformation ahead of 2020 election

"Last week, The New York Post published a potentially damaging story about Hunter Biden, son of the Democratic presidential nominee. Based on emails, The Post said, were provided by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and originally harvested from a laptop computer left in a Delaware repair shop. There were enough questions about the authenticity of the emails that most mainstream media declined to publish the story, but it's the kind of content that Khun spread like wildfire on Social media. In a remarkable move Twitter on Wednesday Band users from sharing links to the story because it said the emails may have been hacked and contained private information. It reversed course two days later after Republicans accused Twitter of censorship. But the episode illustrates a question our guest, Emily Bazelon, has been thinking about in an age when questionable, Perhaps even fabricated content can sweep through the digital world unchecked. Does our traditional commitment to unfettered free speech still serve democracy. And the cover story for this week's New York Times Magazine, Basil on surveys the impact that lies and conspiracy theories sometimes promoted by foreign actors can have on our political discourse. And she explores how other countries think differently about free speech and its relationship to a healthy democracy. Emily Bazelon is a graduate of the Yale Law School and a journalist. She's a staff writer for the New York Times Magazine and the Truman Capote fellow for Creative Writing at Yale Law School. She's also the author of two books. She joins us from her home in New Haven, Connecticut. Emily Bazelon welcome back to fresh air. Thanks so much for having me you open your piece with a story that began making the rounds some months back, among right wing voices on the Internet that there was a plan by the forces of Joe Biden to stage a coup to take over the government in connection with the November election. First of all, what was the basis of this claim? Great. So this is ahh concocted claim and the sort of colonel at the center of it was a project called the Transition Integrity Project, a group of about 100 academics and journalists and pollsters and former government officials and former campaign the staff staffers. They started meeting over the summer to kind of game out various scenarios for the November election, and so they were basically testing American democracy in the event that President Trump wins in the event that vice President Biden winds To see in various scenario is what could happen. And in the event, there's a contestant result in a long, nasty count. Yes, exactly especially in the event if there's a contestant result in litigation and other possibilities, and so in one of their several scenarios, Biden wins the popular vote but loses the Electoral College. And so in that hypothetical case they imagined the Democrats would get desperate. And they might consider encouraging California and the Pacific Northwest to threaten to secede in exchange for pressuring Republicans to expand the size of the Senate. So Rosa Brooks, who was one of the organizers of this project, She's a law professor at Georgetown. She published an essay where she mentioned this threat to succeed in one sentence in an essay in The Washington Post. On the next day, you see someone named Michael Anton's, a former national security adviser to President Trump. He has an article called The Coming CU Question. Mark and based on Rosa Brooks is characterization of what the transition integrity project was doing. He starts saying that Democrats are laying the groundwork for a revolution and then you see that article take off in extremist online communities. There is AH podcast maker named Dan Bongino, who's a big trump supporter. He makes videos about it. One of them has the tag. They are telling you what they are going to do exclamation point his videos pull in millions of views. Then you see the story. My great toe, a right wing website called Revolver News Revolver. News starts to spin up the idea that Norm Eisen, who participated in the transition Integrity project and is a longtime Democratic lawyer in Washington. That he's at the center of this supposed coup. And from there, Tucker Carlson feature someone talking about this concocted made up story on his show. And then you see it just go viral on social media and get picked up by lots of groups, including, like a county Republican organization in Oregon, So it is Perfect kind of story because it pulls in both traditional media in the form of Fox and also social media. And then you see President Trump get involved. He tweets in praise of Revolver news, and then he tweets quote the November 3rd election result may never be accurately determined, which is what some want. And that's a kind of typical dark, slightly vague, foreboding kind of warning from President Trump that further perpetuates this coup narrative. And then Trump later retreat. Someone talking about a coup with regard to Nancy Pelosi. So you see from this hypothetical project that was really meant to be a kind of academic exercise about the election. This whole sat of conspiracy theories on the right that get a lot of play in the media on social media, and then from the president

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Should Business Follow Data or Gut Feel?

Duct Tape Marketing

04:54 min | 1 year ago

Should Business Follow Data or Gut Feel?

"Hello welcome to another episode of the duct. Tape Marketing Podcast, this is John Jansen, my guest today's Reeves Wiedeman. He is a contributing editor at New York magazine. Also featured in New Yorker New York Times Magazine Rolling Stone Harper's, and we're going to talk about a book that is fairly new called billion dollar loser, the epic rise and spectacular fall of Adam Newman and we work. So reeves welcome to the show. Thanks for having me. So. Why don't you give away the ending for for for people that that may be have followed this story Kinda give us the like. Here's you know here's what was going on at the high level. Here's what happened. Yeah. Fair enough while while a lot of people may know it but but the the the short version of the rise of we work in an office leasing company started in New York City that in the course of a decade expanded all over the world The basic business premise was slicing up large office spaces into small glass. Rent out. By Twenty Nineteen they had more than four hundred locations around the world A also had apartments they had started in elementary school. and a variety of businesses that required a lot of money and so eventually in in thousand nineteen, they decided to go public at of gob smacking forty, seven, billion, dollar valuation and in pretty spectacular fashion over over a few weeks in the summer and fall of last year the. Collapsed out of Newman, the company's founder was was ousted and He's spending most of his time surfing. So you know and the future for him and for the company's still remains to be seen, but it was pretty pretty remarkable rise in in a pretty shocking and swift fall. So the at the from the highest evaluation to like when it all shook out, what did it shed about eighty percent ninety percent You're GonNa make me do some math but you're outright it. It got up to forty seven billion at least in this theoretical way, and and this past spring Softbank, which is, is we were primary investor mark it down to just under three billion, two, point, nine, billion so a. Pretty shocking loss value in a very short amount of time. So. What was it? You did a series of interviews with adamant obviously a lot of other people that show up in the book but what what was kind of the timeline for your interviews because it was really pre crash, right? Yeah. I mean, we when I was I work at New York magazine and we had I decided to do this story at the beginning of Twenty nineteen in the. Reason we did it was was because we work with growing so fast, and because it it suddenly was was everywhere. We have an office in in Soho and in New York and suddenly there were half a dozen of them just a few blocks of where our office was and so we saw it as kind of a success story. We knew there was sort of strange things about the company and. It became very clear to me as I as a after interviewing Adam Newman last April April Twenty nineteen shortly before the IPO was announced. And then talking to people who'd worked with him some members of his executive team that everything that was good and bad about we work revolved around Adam Newman. He he was the visionary. He was the sort of branding expert and he was the. That, was driving company, and then as it became clear, he was also kind of embodied a lot of a lot of what what went wrong. So my only instance as I did work out of we work in Dumbo one time. A few years. Was it nice. Yeah. It was nice. It was like all the kind of. HIP places in that part of town. Are. Very minimal decor. So. It's interesting. You brought up that idea of all good things and bad things because in reading through the book you almost. And and maybe other people. Have covered it this way to that it wouldn't have happened with him and it wouldn't have crashed with with him without him. I think that's exactly right and that's when when we wrote my first story and this was when the company was still on the rise we. I didn't come up with this but but the title one of my bosses did was with the I and we and and and you know it's just everything about this company. was. Just, CER- wrapped up in in in Adams great qualities which which company grow and then things kind of centered off off the rails.

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Should Business Follow Data or Gut Feel?

Duct Tape Marketing

04:54 min | 1 year ago

Should Business Follow Data or Gut Feel?

"Hello welcome to another episode of the duct. Tape Marketing Podcast, this is John Jansen, my guest today's Reeves Wiedeman. He is a contributing editor at New York magazine. Also featured in New Yorker New York Times Magazine Rolling Stone Harper's, and we're going to talk about a book that is fairly new called billion dollar loser, the epic rise and spectacular fall of Adam Newman and we work. So reeves welcome to the show. Thanks for having me. So. Why don't you give away the ending for for for people that that may be have followed this story Kinda give us the like. Here's you know here's what was going on at the high level. Here's what happened. Yeah. Fair enough while while a lot of people may know it but but the the the short version of the rise of we work in an office leasing company started in New York City that in the course of a decade expanded all over the world The basic business premise was slicing up large office spaces into small glass. Rent out. By Twenty Nineteen they had more than four hundred locations around the world A also had apartments they had started in elementary school. and a variety of businesses that required a lot of money and so eventually in in thousand nineteen, they decided to go public at of gob smacking forty, seven, billion, dollar valuation and in pretty spectacular fashion over over a few weeks in the summer and fall of last year the. Collapsed out of Newman, the company's founder was was ousted and He's spending most of his time surfing. So you know and the future for him and for the company's still remains to be seen, but it was pretty pretty remarkable rise in in a pretty shocking and swift fall. So the at the from the highest evaluation to like when it all shook out, what did it shed about eighty percent ninety percent You're GonNa make me do some math but you're outright it. It got up to forty seven billion at least in this theoretical way, and and this past spring Softbank, which is, is we were primary investor mark it down to just under three billion, two, point, nine, billion so a. Pretty shocking loss value in a very short amount of time. So. What was it? You did a series of interviews with adamant obviously a lot of other people that show up in the book but what what was kind of the timeline for your interviews because it was really pre crash, right? Yeah. I mean, we when I was I work at New York magazine and we had I decided to do this story at the beginning of Twenty nineteen in the. Reason we did it was was because we work with growing so fast, and because it it suddenly was was everywhere. We have an office in in Soho and in New York and suddenly there were half a dozen of them just a few blocks of where our office was and so we saw it as kind of a success story. We knew there was sort of strange things about the company and. It became very clear to me as I as a after interviewing Adam Newman last April April Twenty nineteen shortly before the IPO was announced. And then talking to people who'd worked with him some members of his executive team that everything that was good and bad about we work revolved around Adam Newman. He he was the visionary. He was the sort of branding expert and he was the. That, was driving company, and then as it became clear, he was also kind of embodied a lot of a lot of what what went wrong. So my only instance as I did work out of we work in Dumbo one time. A few years. Was it nice. Yeah. It was nice. It was like all the kind of. HIP places in that part of town. Are. Very minimal decor. So. It's interesting. You brought up that idea of all good things and bad things because in reading through the book you almost. And and maybe other people. Have covered it this way to that it wouldn't have happened with him and it wouldn't have crashed with with him without him. I think that's exactly right and that's when when we wrote my first story and this was when the company was still on the rise we. I didn't come up with this but but the title one of my bosses did was with the I and we and and and you know it's just everything about this company. was. Just, CER- wrapped up in in in Adams great qualities which which company grow and then things kind of centered off off the rails.

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New book tells story of 6 brothers with schizophrenia

The Psych Central Show

08:31 min | 1 year ago

New book tells story of 6 brothers with schizophrenia

"Your host Gabe Howard and calling into our show today we have Robert. Caulker Robert is the author of Hidden Valley Road which was an instant number one New York Times Bestseller and Oprah's Book Club Selection He is a national magazine awards finalist who's journalism has appeared in wired and the new. York Times. Magazine. Bob Welcome to the show. Hi Gabe I'm really glad to talk to you today. Your book is non-fiction. It's a true story. I'm GonNa read from Amazon Right now description the heart rendering story of a mid century American family with twelve children. Six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia became sciences greatest hope in the quest to understand the disease. Let's talk first about how you did the research for this book, you met the Galvin family. That's right. My career really took shape at New York magazine where I've written dozens of cover stories and feature stories about everyday people going through extraordinary situations and I really am drawn to these stories of people who manage crises come through difficulties I find it inspiring and I'm always looking for a deeper issue running at the bottom of her in. So when I met the Galvin family I was amazed, this is a family that's been through so much. Misfortune and also so many challenges and so much scientific mystery medical mystery I I met the two sisters they're the youngest in the family there were twelve children they're the only girls and they now are in their fifties. But when they were children, six of their ten brothers had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. The family immediately became interesting to scientists and researchers were trying to get to the the genetic roots of the disease. But before that happened, there was tremendous amount of denial, a lot of stigma that forced the family into the shadows, and so it became clear that by telling their story, maybe we could inspire the general public to sort of remove some of that stigma from mental illness particularly acute mental illness like schizophrenia, which so many people still have difficulty talking about and to anchor this in time they were diagnosed in the seventies. I'm horribly bad at math, but they were diagnosed fifty years ago. So there was even more stigma more discrimination less understanding. It was harder to get diagnosed absolutely and also more of a reason to hide because so many people in the establishment were blaming the families themselves for the mental illness blaming bad parenting in particular, blaming bad mothering, and then of course, the medical treatments, the pharmaceutical treatments were blunter and more extreme back then and they were just coming out of the period of lobotomies in shock therapy insulin coma therapy is all sorts of drastic treatments which are now. So questionable now the parents are dotted Mimi, Galvin their mom and dad did mom and. Dad Have Schizophrenia or any mental illness or was it just their children dated not have schizophrenia neither did anyone in their immediate families and I think part of the mystery of this book is how does schizophrenia get inherited because we now are certain that there is a genetic component to schizophrenia, but we don't know exactly how it is inherited. It's not parent to child it's not recessive. It's not like you need to people with schizophrenia to produce a child schizophrenia it Kinda wanders it meanders through families in a very tricky way and there was a lot of hope pinned on this family that they would help shed a little light on that mystery as well. What were some of the most surprising things that you learned about mental illness and will really schizophrenia from your time interviewing the Galvin's I was surprised by almost everything. But my biggest surprises were that to my understanding of mental illness was that it was about brain chemistry and that great pharmaceutical drugs were coming online that through trial and error and a lot of work. Perhaps, we'll be able to correct your brain chemistry problem and then whatever you had whether it was anxiety or depression. Or bipolar disorder that it would be corrected and that you would become essentially cured although cured is the wrong kind of word for like remission or recovery. Right what I learned was that schizophrenia this isn't really true at all that the drugs that they have the antipsychotic drugs that are very popular that are prescribed so much for schizophrenia, they are basically the same drugs that have been prescribed for fifty years. They may have different names derived from the same classifications of typical neuroleptics or. Narrow left ix and that these drugs are essentially symptoms suppressors. Help a person control their hallucinations or delusions or it might make a patient less erotic and more manageable as a patient in a healthcare setting but it doesn't turn back the clock. It doesn't necessarily add functionality. They really are just sort of good enough in terms of controlling the population but not really the miracles that we look at when we talk about antidepressants for instance, and that was a huge surprise it sounds like that. You didn't know a lot about schizophrenia before you started working on this book. Is that true? That's right. I mean I knew enough to know that it didn't mean split personality multiple. Personality which is. Like the big misnomer that because of the way we use the words get. So there's a Latin root skits which refers to split, but really it was meant to mean a split between reality and one's perception of reality a person with schizophrenia tends to wall themselves off from what is commonly accepted as reality I a little bit and then a lot and sometimes that means delusion. Sometimes that means to lose the nations and sometimes it means being catatonic sometimes, it means being paranoid and in fact, that was the other huge surprise for me for schizophrenia, which was that it isn't really a disease at all it is a classification. Syndrome. It's a collection of symptoms that we have given a name. And I don't mean to sound too nebulous or mystical and talking about There is such a thing as schizophrenia. It's just that it may be several different things in that forty years from now, we might have removed the word schizophrenia from our lexicon and we might have decided that it's really six different brain disorders with sixty screen types of symptoms, and we have found ways to treat those six different conditions differently that was another huge surprise to me. When doing your research for the book? Obviously, you spoke to the family. Did you also speak with medical doctors and schizophrenia researchers and people in the medical field? Yes. Absolutely. My initial conversations were with the family themselves who after many years of difficulty were ready to come forward and talk about everything that happened to their family in a very deep and profound way. But of course, in the back of my mind I was thinking well, how specialists this family for all I know there might be thousand families with lots of kids where half of them have schizophrenia this, this might happen all the time. So I didn't immediate round of checking talking. To major figures in scholarship of schizophrenia in the history of science, but also the treatment of schizophrenia and just to say, have you heard of this family? What would you say if I told you a family late this existed how typical do you think it is? Do you know the doctors who have treated the? Stanley because I knew their names as well are those doctors on the level? Are they quacks and everything really checked out? This is a family that is definitely unusual extraordinarily. So in terms of the numbers, they were important family to study for their time and they did help move the ball forward in a genuinely valid way an. Way So. There's a lot of hope in this story as well. Are there many families that have that many children with half of them being diagnosed with really any severe and persistent mental illness or or even just. This is a a big question that I pursue in the book itself because Linda Lee, one of the researchers who studied this family was actually a collector of genetic material of what she called multi plex families, which is families with more than one perhaps many instances six mental illness, not just among siblings but maybe parents and aunts and uncles and grandparents she made it her job in the nineteen eighties. Nineties was to collect data on as many. Multiplex families as possible. So they're out there but even in that World Galvin families extreme it's it's hard for anyone to think of any other family with twelve children where six of them had this diagnosis

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C.I.A. Operatives in the Early Years of the Cold War

The Book Review

05:41 min | 1 year ago

C.I.A. Operatives in the Early Years of the Cold War

"Scott Anderson joins us now from the catskills. He is a contributing writer for the New York, Times magazine, and the author of many books. His latest is called the quiet Americans four CIA spies. Of the Cold War tragedy in three acts, Scott Welcome back to the podcast. Thanks much nice to be here. So you are allowed on the podcast to talk about your previous book Lawrence in Arabia which came out in twenty thirteen hand, which of course feels like now centuries ago which makes it clear to our listeners are longtime listeners that this is not your first. Book. Involving spies I'm curious what what's the draw for you but I think Speiser inherently fascinating in not just to an awful lot of people and of thought about what is I think it's the the allure of having a secret life. I think that I think that for an awful lot of people this idea that you have a whole separate identity is really fascinating New People. What I was drawn to in both the Lawrence and with in the quite America's the foresee a officers I follow is that in both cases, this was at a time when individuals out in the field had a tremendous freedom of action. So it wasn't. People sitting behind desks following policy that they're actually out in the field doing crazy stuff. You also have a personal connection to the story right in terms of what your father did for living you talk a little bit about that. Sure. My father was agricultural adviser for the Agency for International Development, which was a branch of the State Department. I grew up in. East. Asia in in Korea and Taiwan as Indonesia. and. So this was the nineteen fifties, nineteen sixties when I came along American government workers abroad often in those sorts of countries often were two hats whatever their official job was my father's job as agriculture adviser but it was also part of this great anti Communist crusade was happening around the world. So the upfront hearts and minds, soft power aspect of my father's work was working on agrarian reform in line with countries like these countries were were the land was was had been controlled infra centuries by all darkies. But the the more hard power in the darker side of what my father was doing was was setting up rural vigilante squads, home guard militias to watch over the local populace and to make sure that they weren't being swayed by the communist in certainly in countries like Taiwan or South Korea. If you were exposed or accused of being a leftist, your life was not going to go. Well, you know I'm now getting a sense of why one of the four characters in your previous book was an agronomist perhaps. That's right. Yeah it's well It's it's an interesting thing because. It just for national development was often used by the CIA as a cover because. Are Out, in the field, they're not, they're not saying, I'm destined to capitol there often out among the local population and probably have a better sense of what's happening. Outside what you one thing I'll say I've noticed over time in different countries. I've been almost invariably the ex Patriot community that knows best what's happening in the country are tend to be the people are out in the field in often the Middle East is the oil guys. They have a sense much more than than people sitting around in the capital. Let's start with frank wizner. The first person you mentioned, and this is not the the first book to be written at least in part about wisner who was he and what made him. So central to the story wizards amazing Turkey was a corporate lawyer who was working at a Wall Street firm when even before World War Two broke out and he quit his law firm to join the navy, he ended up being an operative for the office to teacher services, which is the the wartime intelligence agency of the of the army that they owe asset kind of the precursor to the CIA. That's right. That's right and he ends up being A. Kind of the first American to to to witness. The Soviet takeover of country in Eastern Europe, and this was in Romanian to summer of nineteen forty. Four So full year before the war ended and a wizard was on the ground as a as an oasis operative and just watch the strong arm tactics did really a matter of weeks led the Soviets to take control the country he and he was sending cables back to Washington telling telling them what are so good allies doing he sees the say he has the same experience in eastern Germany at the end of. The war in watching the way the Soviets for taking over, he goes back to his law from for couple of years for the complete unhappy, and then when the CIA starts up in nineteen forty seven, they have this idea that they wanna start a covert operations branch of of the CIA called the Office of Policy Coordination and frank listeners chosen to head that the name was deliberately chosen to be really boring. That's right and in fact, the name itself, the Office of policy coordination was was so top secret that even you can't even say the name out loud for twenty five years. So in that role wizner e created, what what he called the mighty world, which was this vast covert operations umbrella of a operating throughout the world and everything from hard power aspects of it like dropping dropping partisans behind the iron curtain to everything to cultural stuff voice. Of America. Radio Free Europe that was all came out of the Office of Policy Coordination.

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Paris Fashion Week will go ahead this September

Monocle 24: The Briefing

02:34 min | 1 year ago

Paris Fashion Week will go ahead this September

"And, finally, on today's program off to Paris to get a roundup of a busy few days in the fashion calendar, I'm joined on the line by Dana Thomas Journalist and author of fashion apples the price of fast fashion the future of clothes always good at talking to maybe just bring us up speed quickly on what has what the show is look like I was in Paris a few weeks ago there was much discussion. Where we're going to be world video presentations again, and many brands saying very committed to actually getting models, and of course, journalists and buyers in seats again and having them walk down a catwalk. What happened. Well some of that's happening. There are shows and people are attending. In fact, there's an official French calendar and on the French calendar, it should it tells who is going to be showing like Gabriella Hurston who is going to be digital chanel showing some people are doing digital. Some people are doing both. The same in Milan summer having shows and some are digital and. I don't know who's attending. I saw that Brian boy the the influence Sir is back in Milan and he's thrilled to be back in. Milan. I saw that on his instagram or his twitter feed but I mean, I know that for example, I contribute to the New York Times magazine is a New York Times as a freelancer, and that team is not coming to Paris spending Friedman's reviewing everything from her home in New York. So you know I know that. Americans aren't really aren't allowed to come to Europe anyway. So there's the whole Chinese can't people can't come to. Europe. A lot of people can't travel. So I, think it's mostly people who are in town who are going I was asked to go to some shows in Paris I have no interest going to watch them on digital. Why do you have no interest I'm curious because you're part of this. You know we're all in this together we that we we have to go out and support and a lot of people say the same thing with sporting events as well. Of course, if the if the guidelines are followed, etc you know. These things tend to drift away and become part of the sideline or do you think that the future is digital? We don't need to go to shows anymore even go into shops. I think that know they're pushing it too soon too fast. I. Think you know we don't need to go into shops and or we don't need to go to fashion shows right now. In fact to me, they feel frivolous and not taking what's going on terribly seriously Yes. We need to boast our our morale a bit by sitting next to people who could have the bro The bug and sitting there with a mask on and you can catch union, catch it through your eyes. You know I don't feel like taking that risk I'd rather be safe and I think that's the most important thing right now.

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"the new york times magazine" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:37 min | 1 year ago

"the new york times magazine" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Bench a good person. Emily Basil on staff writer for The New York Times Magazine Fellow with the Yale Law School. And we Thanks so much, Thanks so much for having course, we'll continue to follow this story here. How can you tell of an execution is cruel and unusual. When the only person who knows how it felt is dead. There was some physical document that could answer a question that could otherwise not be answered. Which was what exactly is the experience of a dying inmate? I'm Elsa Chang, an NPR investigation into execution Autopsies this afternoon on all things considered from NPR news. Hear it Later today on member supported public radio starting at 4 30. And Sharon Brody. Major Cruise Lines say they will test all passengers and crew for code 19 prior to boarding as part of their plan for resuming sailing in the Americas. The trade group that represents 95% of global ocean going cruise Capacity, said today. Its members also will require passengers in crude aware masks while onboard whenever physical distancing cannot be maintained. The body of Supreme Court. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court this Wednesday and Thursday. Ginsberg will lie in state in the Capitol on Friday. Next week, she'll be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The government watched Ah reports that Americans are missing Corona virus relief payments because of inadequate I our arrest in Treasury Department records, the says 8.7 million or more individuals eligible for the payments of up to $1200.

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"the new york times magazine" Discussed on 790 KABC

790 KABC

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"the new york times magazine" Discussed on 790 KABC

"Back to the bench Hero show. So some on the left are really really upset because the 50th anniversary of the famous essay by Milton Friedman when she pushes what's called shareholder capitalism, and he said that the basic job of a corporation is to pursue profit on behalf of shareholders. Now Milton Friedman was not an advocate of corporations engaging in regulatory capture, trying to set up monopolies. He was not an advocate of corporations trying to set regulatory standards such that no one else could get into business. He was not in favor of people violating labor laws. And that's not what Milton Friedman was talking about. What he was talking about is that when a corporation decides to virtual signal with somebody else's money, they're either taking money away from the shareholders or from their workers or from the consumers whose prices they have to increase. The job of a corporation is to provide goods and services at the best possible price to the most possible consumers and to pay its employees what they deserve on the basis of making that sort of money and competition ensures that the wages go up which, by the way they have, because when you have multiple companies competing for the same workers, and then the wages go up, Okay, this is now considered very bad. So The New York Times Magazine put together an entire issue an entire compendium on the evils of shareholder capitalism because the real essence of corporations should be social do go tourism. All I want for my corporations that they give me the product and services. I want at a price that I'm willing to pay. That is really what I'm looking for from them and that they pay their employees what their employees deserve on the open market. That's pretty much it but AnAnd garage garage. Haas, who writes for New York Times magazine, He has an incredible piece in York Times magazine talking about the evils of shareholder capitalism. Says today in America, somebody will be laid off right after his or her company announced record earnings. Someone's ours will be cut without notice. Someone's water will be poisoned by fracking. And among the pantheon of villains they can thank is Milton Friedman. OK, Mon Freeman was not in favor of environmental degradation. In terms of cutting somebody's hours. That may be necessary in order to ensure the consumers still get the best possible price in a competitive market. But this really goes to what you think The purpose of an economy is. And this is something that actually spans the gamut right to left. A lot of people on the right who believe that the purpose of an economy is to quote unquote create jobs or provide meaning. That is not what an economy is for an economy is to preserve property rights and get you the best product and.

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Unwanted Truths: Inside Trump’s Battles With U.S. Intelligence Agencies

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

04:36 min | 2 years ago

Unwanted Truths: Inside Trump’s Battles With U.S. Intelligence Agencies

"Us now is Robert Draper writer at large for the New York Times magazine. He's the author of several books including most recently to start a war how the Bush administration took America into Iraq Arbor draper has just published this landmark piece of reporting the Times magazine. It's called unwanted truth this inside trump's battles with US intelligence agencies among the scoops embedded here is news that. The. White House pressured the Director of National Intelligence to change and intelligence community conclusion that Russia wanted president trump reelected in two thousand, twenty, the intelligence director at the time Dan Coats said, no, he was then fired his successor signed off on the change, but he was then fired after one of his deputies briefed Congress that in fact, Russia is working to reelect president trump this year. Mr Draper I, thank you for this reporting for joining us here tonight to help us understand it. Thanks very much for your time. I've said a lot of words about the. Words that you have reported here and that you have printed. Let me just ask if I got anything wrong or if you think that I'm looking at anything the wrong way around. To actually think presences I did when issue two clarifications the I rooted in the most important is that I am not aware the Joe McGuire had anything to do with the alteration of the National Intelligence Estimate this all took place during his first couple of weeks on the job when his hands were very much full with Ukraine whistleblower incident as you correctly pointed at and so this really. Anthem it matter win the in I was approved on September the twenty six inch testifying on the hill all day long. So he wasn't able to cheer that meeting. So that's the first second thing is that You know they're a don't want the story to give anyone the impression that the intelligence community as a whole has been bent to the will of Donald Trump. There's still plenty of analysts in case officers who are doing very good work. The problem is that the people above them have been in the line of fire with the trump administration and had begun to water down such that the intelligence products do not have the integrity that they once did not mean saying black is why end up as down but they are saying things in a more equivocating fashion and we saw this most recently just out of this past Friday. On a no deny official release this election security report saying that for the first time did yes it did appear the Russia. Trump essentially the same breath saying that China in Iran. Favored Biden is if it were kind of a jump ball or something in that was working patient, you did not see before the trump presidency. I feel like I. Thank you for for those clarifications and for drilling down on those things in that way I feel like. When I read it, the beginning of your piece that Dan Coats was pressured to change the National Intelligence Estimate around Russia's intentions for the two thousand election and he said, no felt like, wow, that's that's really big news about Dan Coats to find out that that happened just before he was fired. Is itself a scoop. But then to find out that the National Intelligence Estimate. was in fact watered down in the way that the White House wanted under Joe McGuire. It it does seem like the sort of bending to the White House's will equivocating on things that aren't equivocal casting things in a way that doesn't you know is designed not to upset the president or put things in ways that he likes it does feel like it's not just pressure, but it's effective pressure that's actually working on the I say. Over sharing in. A. probably Rachel that the matter of. Russia in election security has been a sore subject since before trump's presidency and everyone knew I in the NFC in the West Wing and certainly in the intelligence community that to bring the very matter of Russia interfering in two thousand sixteen, it's likely interference patterns through the midterms and into twenty twenty an most of all that if they were trump would be to call into question the legitimacy of this presidency. That's how he would receive this and so because it was such an unpleasant thing as report out then chief definite Mulvaney and then national security advisor. John was a considerable lengths to to keep this completely off the agenda would get on the agenda for example, when it was a single in a seat meeting at relating to Russia in Election Security Pearson Nelson than the secretary of. Homeland Security didn't get five minutes into it before trump started interrupting her and asking questions about a wall along the Mexican border. So this has been a distasteful subject to him people around him have known that and they have adjusted themselves unfortunately accordingly.

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"the new york times magazine" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:49 min | 2 years ago

"the new york times magazine" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And thank you so much for talking this thing? This is super super interesting stuff. Thanks for talking to me. Heather aren't Anderson is the author of Chile's a global history. Okay, so we have human readers not natural evolution to thank for Sweet Bell peppers. But there's one human in my life who has filled my life with sweet peppers. My two year old daughter loves Red Bell peppers. I mean, she just loves them. And you know when you're talking about the sweet love a toddler fields for something that basically just means she's liable to get up and start screaming for them at any moment. So I wrote about this in a column for The New York Times Magazine a little while ago. But basically I had to figure out what to do with the stacks of red peppers that we keep on half her on the weeks where, like poof, she's just the searches and care about them anymore. And I started to think about this great recipe. By the chef Justin Smiley, where you basically throw so many peppers and onions into a pot that they release all those Jews and then you brown some chicken leg. Just tuck him in there, and you braise them in that pepper broth without any stock or wine, and it's just Fantastic. And so from there, I got the idea of well if the peppers and onions are tasty enough to form the broth for brays. What would happen if you just cook them all the way down to like a glaze, And the answer is Very good things happen. The onions and peppers caramelized that you have a sweet, complex flavor and the peppers have pretty much melted into this. Sh mu love to spread it on toast and top it with, you know, basically what ever to make a little lunch like some ricotta cheese and mint leaves is great. Some tuna salad or maybe smoked whitefish salad with some doctor. She is awesome. Or, you know, just go straight a classic with Italian sausage and Parmesan. So so many things are great with this melted pepper spread. So here's how you make it. You're thinly sliced two medium onions and just get going in a big pan with 1/4 cup of olive oil, No cover, you know, big sautee pan and just kind of let him cook salt him a bit and stir them. You know a little bit here and there just doesn't brown too much. Meanwhile, you thinly slice a pound and 1/2 of red bell peppers and foreclose on garlic and onions are really soft. You add the peppers and garlic salted a little more and let that cook for about 10 minutes. You'll see the juices start to come out, and after about 10 minutes, the juices should have pretty much cooked off. And then you start stirring just a little bit more often, maybe once or twice a minute for the next 10 minutes or so, until the whole thing is like a jam. You can smell all those caramelized flavor is coming on the pan. It's going to smell incredible. Give me their whole house smell like it. Yourself a little bit more to taste. Add a splash of vinegar, Maybe a maybe a little bit. Chop time cook for one more minute. Just the cook that harsh Asif.

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Can black journalists cover the Black Lives Matter movement objectively?

The Frame

05:01 min | 2 years ago

Can black journalists cover the Black Lives Matter movement objectively?

"Is a partisan for the press to say black lives matter news rooms across the country are debating the role that journalists should be playing and particularly when it comes to talking about race in America the twenty sixteen conversation with NPR's code switch then Washington post reporter Wesley Lowery had this to say about the idea of objectivity I don't like the word when we talk about how to be objective we begin the conversation with a lot like we did begin the conversation with the lie that we don't have biases and that we don't receive the welterweights right I strive to be fair and that means I have to interrogate my own biases that fairness means I have to go out of my way to make sure I'm giving a fair critique hearing the people who I know I disagree with journalists at The New York Times revolted over an op ed which many said threatened black lives that same week the Pittsburgh post Gazette barred some of its black reporters from covering the protests over fears that they'd be quote too biased and on the other hand just yesterday the news organization Axios announced that its reporters can participate in protests and that the company fund would cover bail for any employee who is arrested some news rooms across the country appear to be changing fast what could that mean for journalism as a possible to be fair and transparent without being objective I'll tell you this is a conversation that the one eighteen is having a lot and we should note that we reached out to NPR whose standards and guidelines we have bye bye but they declined to take part in the program joining us is Ricardo Sandoval Palos public editor for PBS Ricardo welcome to when I thank you thank you for having me also here is Nicole Hannah Jones reporter for The New York Times magazine covering racial injustice the call welcome back thank you the call start with you in the past couple of weeks past two weeks we've seen several incidents involving newsrooms scrutinizing journalists of color over their inability to be objective here's that word again talk to us about some of those incidents well we saying really three major incidents and and who knows how many others where journalists haven't spoken out about them but we have the case in Pittsburgh and that was where of course to black journalists wonderful one photo journalists want to print journalists were taken off of the beat to be able to cover the protests of the black journalist had posted on social media images of trash everywhere of garbage everywhere and said oh look at you know these looters and then said actually it's it's a Kenny Chesney the end of a Kenny Chesney tail gate and I guess her bosses thought that that was inappropriate to pull her off of the coverage we still have no explanation about why the photo journalist who is also a a black journalists was pulled off of the coverage and then go ahead of well tell me about what happened at your paper the senator Tom cotton's op ed sure so we ran online and op ed written by Tom cotton that was basically calling out for the U. S. military to be imposed on cities and states where the governors did not want that help in order to put down a protest that they felt were violent there was a huge pushback amongst journalists at The New York Times a book of more than a thousand journalists signed a letter put forth by our our our union I'm saying we oppose that in a lot of journalists went and spoke online about it and it was for it was for two reasons one this this editorial did not go through the proper normal fact checking process that any thing that appears in the time should go through but we also felt you we were getting kind of free space to a sitting U. S. senator to suppress their free speech rights of Americans and that that platform should not be given over in that way yeah that this would have been a news story and as a new story it would have been fine but not to allow to be a newspaper and allow someone to talk about using the military to repress free speech I was too far for many of us a lot of journalists were upset about that I remember waking up that morning looking at Twitter and just seeing the operate also the opinion editor James Bennet he resigned on Sunday how significant is that part local I'm you know it's complicated I I've worked with James Bennett and I certainly don't want to speak on kind of internal personnel matters but do you think that was necessary in resigning I I think he made the decision that he felt he needed to make we certainly we as journalists at The New York Times wanted this to be taken seriously yeah and it appears that it

"the new york times magazine" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

09:33 min | 2 years ago

"the new york times magazine" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Ten thirty seven news radio seven hundred WLW Mike out of Saturday to get back to the calls in a second but I think by anyone's standards it was a tough week this week it really was some really horrible things happen but you can count on levity from The New York Times to kind of break things up this is from fox news New York times magazine reporter Nicole Hannah Jones drew backlash on Tuesday when she claimed that the destruction of property is not violence during an interview with C. B. S. M. I don't know what that is maybe it's a Canadian station anyway C. B. S. N. Hannah Jones is asked how the rioting and looting from the George Floyd protest should be interpreted he was a response quote I think we need to be very careful with our language yes it is disturbing to see property being destroyed it's disturbing to see people taking property from stores but these are things and here's the money shot she goes on to say violence is when an agent of the state kneels on a man's neck until all the light is leached out of his body you know I got news for you miss Hannah Jones nobody disagrees with that well she goes on to say destroying property which can be replaced is not violence to use the same language to describe those two things is not moral and I'll tell you one of the most infuriating things that the left does is when you don't agree with them you're you're not just wrong you're not just ill advised you're not just ill informed you are in the moral and I'll tell you what that nonsense is getting old but destroying property in the eyes and minds of Nicole Hannah Jones is not violence and body if you think it is you're a more go figure all right let's get back to the phones you have by date and date and he's been holding on forever good morning Dave Hey Mike thank you and much much needed and yeah that lacked a Minneapolis group three god god I'll pull a can of you know backlash from a brothers in arms the nets teammate that bombing amid everything worked in the upper black but god yeah do that day you know yeah well you know how bad it is better in the lives matter blue lives matter I I've got I've I've bought a a drunk wives matter that one of my wife and I will I will wear that now because I might get shot you're probably right taking that that that phrase and I'm not mocking bat but I thought it was just kinda funny yes so my daughter is the great United States and we evacuated her from Columbus and all the shenanigans going down yeah that was there wasn't in Columbus yeah yeah yeah I'm over to say to get you to grad students use whatever you've got classes you know to come home without work you know being caught the wrong place wrong time but you know here here's the thing is I think it is the ultimate perfect storm they created an army of division and that's because you're with you know the pandemic in that set down you've got people pissed off they've lost jobs they brought the money they they're angry and then you have no quarts a lot of vital millionaire and billionaire athletes like Michael Jordan lebron James and everyone else nothing to do and yet again with nothing to show but the racial discord and now you got you know drew Brees and Roger Goodell everyone back pedaling like a demented back you know you know just I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry and you know we're we're all apologizing for you know the U. S. is original stand up play free even though what I you know I think in two thousand and ten armed black men in the whole year that were killed and who says that it did I mean it was despicable what he did but it was he worked at the club I mean what what is everyone safe and sound out later that you know work at the club that he got into it with this guy and the guy would mess around the white mean I'm just saying that that you know I haven't heard it but I mean Hey there was an accord to settle and you did say it is little street Jessica is still on Wall conclude the topic will happen but it's not a systemic under the and all the stomach this stomach that we've got you know all of these are races that all white people are racist and I I go out of my way to personally I double up on every encounter I had with the minority U. P. Accern I over polite I I do I I overdo it I think a lot and that that hinders any real conversation and you're absolutely right people don't want to do that because they're afraid one slip of the tongue and you know there you go you're done yeah I guess I'll go and I know you're not supposed to take care of anyone coming up on the street a panhandler but they're black I'll drop in money if they're sitting there on the sidewalk and I'm down around over the right but I I'll pass the white guy that I mean that's my mentality already changed in like this take care you know I'm you know I I white guilt in a way when I'm trying to do my part my only part I can do is just be over the night you know what I Black River or anything in customer service I'm very polite at other deal and then it you know there's unfortunately there's just Canadians have every right yeah like you know gland yell you landed at the dome little racism towards people and biodiversity pull just like you know there are some A. hole out there there too a whole and they in all shapes and colors John John we gotta go but I appreciate your input thanks bye okay yeah yeah John makes a good point now one thing I mean weather and I did hear this earlier in the week that there may have been a history between Mister Floyd an officer shaman I don't know if that's been borne out yet it took me at least at the end of the day it doesn't matter I mean it doesn't matter you just can't do that the end to look at that that just the complete lack of tearing her being tuned in on the Oscars face it's chilling it's chilling but the other thing that I don't understand I mean you just heard I talked about it in the right I read this week where black lives matter wants to put together a paramilitary organization that is going to and they're going to model this organization after the nation of Islam and the black Panthers the nation of Islam led by Louis Farrakhan who has advocated the killing of Jews who called Hitler a great man then you got the black Panthers who in the sixties maybe they did some good things but they also did some pretty bad things too they make that public statement that that's what they want and then you combine it with what they should be for pigs in a blanket fry my bacon I think what we want dead cops when we want to map all we're supposed to genuflect in front of this group and not say anything negative about them we're not allowed to exercise our first amendment right to criticize them yet one of the callers today hit the nail right on the head I mean the left there the fascist well if you don't you know stay on the line with them lock stock and barrel you're done you lose your job you know you're either drug in front of the the the court of public opinion and if you work for a company like that like the the basketball announcer did the Sacramento Kings you're done you're out of a job I mean it's just really scary anyway let's take a break now and we come back we'll be able to finish up the calls Mike Allen news radio seven hundred WLW testing the looting the anger and the acts of kindness and courage all of it may have left you with plenty of questions how should you feel what groups are fanning the flames what news outlets can you believe what should you do what can you do to help the healing we are here for you with the latest information and important local leaders this is a time to talk and to listen and an opportunity to make our community better seven hundred WLW bullies lunch.

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Curtis Sittenfeld's New Novel Brings Her From Prep to Politics

Monocle 24: Meet the Writers

08:53 min | 2 years ago

Curtis Sittenfeld's New Novel Brings Her From Prep to Politics

"I guess. Today is the author of the Sunday Times Bestseller American wife in which she painted a picture of an ordinary American girl a thinly disguised Laura Bush who found herself married to a president. It was long listed for the Orange Prize. As was her debut novel. Prep her other books. Include the man of my dreams sustained eligible and the acclaimed short story collection. You think it I'll say it. Her stories of appeared in the New Yorker Esquire Oprah magazine and The New York Times magazine her latest collection of stories to be published in the UK is help yourself. She's also the guest editor for the Twenty Twenty Best American short stories anthology. She lives with her family in the American Midwest. A brand new novel is rotten. And it's been described as bombshell while I couldn't agree more. This is a book that will demand. Attention Curtis Sitton fell. Welcome to meet the rices. Thank you for having me. You'll novel begins in one thousand nine hundred thousand nine. Is Hillary Rodham Graduates College? And it brings us right up-to-date in Contemporary America. But I'd like to go back to Cincinnati in one thousand nine hundred seventy five when when you were can you tell us about the second stance surrounding you alive? Oh my goodness it's funny. I'm so much in the habit of of talking about Hillary's lay right now. You'll warm familiar with that than with my own will. I'm the second of four children. I have a sister. Who's less than two years older than I am. And I would say a have not led a very personally dramatic life which might be why I'm a fiction writer instead of a memoir rest but yeah I grew up in Cincinnati. My parents are both retired but still live in Cincinnati and I have two sisters one brother my brother is actually holds elected office in Cincinnati. He's the he's a member of the city council in his third term. So so I guess. Different members of my family are interested in in politics in in different ways but I was very lucky to go to excellent schools in Cincinnati elsewhere. And I would say my family Sort of obsessive readers like we didn't it's not like we. All six sat around each of US feverishly reading a book of our own but there were lots of books in the House. We did sometimes read is a family. My mother was a librarian for a long time for you know middle school or junior high students so ages twelve and thirteen and fourteen and that strong feminist streak. That comes to your writing that being influenced by her. That's an interesting question. My parents have almost opposite personalities. From each other where. My father is very great Gary in very opinionated and my mother is you know I think she has strong opinions and viewpoints. But she's. She's not a very assertive per cent. And she's not she's not she's a very private person even even by saying this should not be. I think she'd rather that like I never talk about her. Other than you know maybe acknowledging that she exists described as relatively progressive. But you know I think there are some families where the children grow up going to protest rallies in that was not my family You'll schooling was obviously a hugely influential. In fact your first book prep which is I. Think long list for the Orange Prize loosely based on that. Would you say so? I went to a boarding school in Massachusetts. When I was I had just turned fourteen and it was sort of strange given you know the area of the country where I grew up. Which is the mid west and it was a little bit unusual to go to a sort of fancier elite boarding school on the east coast just in the sense that a lot of students who go to that school are more from that region and also the other thing is that. I was the only one of my siblings who went which I think sometimes makes people think that I must have been the most academically talented in fact. I was the least academically and by my siblings. Were all you know much more. Well rounded students like. I did well in English but I definitely struggled with other subjects so those a little bit. I feel like I certainly. It was privileged but it was also a little bit random or arbitrary that I went to boarding school and talking about coming from a different at least geographical background from the rest of the students. The story is sort of more than coming of age. It's it's more perhaps one could say it was about a study of of social class. Was that something that you found was very apparent there that it did feel different. This whole kind of I mean I think the thing that we all have this horror of being a teenager comes across in dairy well a particular field and that you didn't fit in that. I think I felt at times that I didn't fit in. Certainly I mean I would say that. It wasn't the main character in prep. Leave your experiences going to boarding school as more of a sort of class shock than I would say I did. And you know class is sort of the air. We all breathe. It's maybe especially obvious. Una Boarding School campus. But you know I think it's it's obvious everywhere you know. You can have a sort of exchange with a person like delivering a package to your house and the two of you could probably like assess each other's voices are accents and no things about each other's class or like defied that one of you is in a house receiving a package one of US delivering. The package also says things about class in our society. You know doesn't necessarily say very good things but I think the To like one yet like I was aware of class. And I don't think I was quite as much of a fish out of water as my protagonist. Although certainly I'm like erotic person was even more neurotic as a teenage you write about teenagehood again in in your next book. And I think we'll come back to that because it will say impacts on on the subject matter of Rodham but you went off to Stanford then and you studied creative writing night. You wrote the College newspaper. You registered magazine. What's being a writer? Always the the obvious career choice. Well I think writing was always really important to me and it was like from a very young age for about six or seven. I spent a lot of time reading and writing because I wanted to. I think it helped me make sense of the world and it held my attention and there weren't as many options on net. Netflix back. Then so entertain yourself a little more so definitely writing always played a huge role in my life. I don't think I grew up with the expectation that I would be a full time novelist. I think sometimes I thought I won't be a lawyer or as I got older. I thought you know maybe a social worker or an English teacher or something. I always the closer my adulthood. I think the more it seems like I would do something writing adjacent. But I just don't think anyone can count on being a fulltime writer as you know how they pay their mortgage and I mean going to someone as you did to study at the Iowa. Writer's workshop is no guarantee of coming out. The other end is a fully-fledged writer. But that does give you a better chance than most doesn't it's a huge success rate. It's a it's a wonderful program and I like I loved being there. I learned a ton but the the thing that people don't necessarily realize is not only. Can you go to an excellent writing program the Iraqis and after that you know not have a stable writing career you can be a writer who has had multiple books published in that. Still not the way. You're supporting yourself. And in fact new writing is my full time job. But that's that's an incredible privilege and it's not. It's not something I take for granted. It's very I know that it's very unusual on special. I feel

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I Live In A Slaveocracy

"Nicole Hannah Jones is a certified genius a spiritual warrior and a journalist. Who's trying to change America? She's the spirit behind the sixteen nineteen project at the New York Times which was a takeover of the New York Times magazine as well as an incredible podcast series as well as an upcoming series of books and Articles. All of which are meant to help us further. Understand the way that slavery and it's a long lingering effects have shaped so many aspects of America so widely so deeply that she calls America a slave. Crecy Nicole's also done extraordinary work exploring education and racism. She's an intellectual bad ass. Who's got a MacArthur genius? Grant and a job at the New York Times and a mind full of brilliant ideas. I mean I listened to her and she just blows me away. She's awesome and I'm so honored to have had her on the show. It's the Great Nicole. Hannah Jones on tour ACO when the sixteen nineteen printed project came out. There was this thrill among black people like walking around like caring and cling to it holding onto it and like is like so important. Did you feel that excitement when like people were finally getting their hands on it? And like this is so great. Yeah it was like most amazing thing my life really. I I mean I. I hope we were making something powerful. I knew it was important. But as you know that doesn't mean that people will respond to it in that way and The response far exceeded exceeded any expectation. We we had. What was the pitch that I made to the Times this because this came from you not somebody saying. Hey imagine something but you said No. Let's do something no I I I've been thinking about sixty nine thousand four very long time and I'd been on booklet for about a year and a half and The first thing I pitch when I got back from book leave in January. It was the project and The pitch was very simple We have I I I talked to my editor about it. And then we have a weekly ideas meeting For the magazine and I just brought it up at the meeting and I said that This August will mark the four hundred aniversary of the first enslaved Africans being sold into Virginia and that most Americans have never heard of that date and that I wanted to dedicate an entire issue the magazine to assess as the ongoing legacy whole issue. It's not an article now the whole thing because what I said was that the argument of the magazine would be that you can look across all of these aspects of American life capitalism democracy. Why would only western industrialized country without universal health? Care our culture our legal system that almost nothing has been left untouched by the legacy and I wanted the magazine to look at a modern modern phenomenon across America life and then trace it back to the legacy of slavery and that we were going to be able to make these connections in a way that they hadn't been made and really Do a project place slavery. Actually at the center of the American story and immediately Jake Silverstein. The editor in Chief of the magazine was Ike. Let's do it. That was it and I mean that has been took off from there. I mean what this specific project but it has been part of your genius at getting major media institutions to say yes. Let's do a major project on a very specific deep issue of racism. Right I I came to know your work with you to two major pieces of segregation for this American Life. Yeah and now this major multimedia project for the New York Times just for those of us who are in those spaces or entering those bases. How do we get a room? Full of white folks say yes. We will dedicate a ton of space to segregation or a ton of space to the Slovak crecy of America. When they know a lot of the audience will be like. This makes me uncomfortable. Yeah I think to be clear. It wasn't that big organizations always wanted to say. Yes sir working on these issues for almost twenty years and There were certainly times in my career. Where with a struggle to get my news organization to allow me to do. The work wanted to do. But I think what What I has the benefit of. I've been studying this for twenty five years. I'm obsessed with it. I read widely on the history of raise on the sociology of raise. I have always treated it as an investigative story. And Not Simply. Let me show you how black people are at the bottom of this indicator. Let me show you this Segregation exists because that's not interesting. People know that anything you measure black people suffer the most from it but I always make them. I'm GONNA show you the architecture of it. I'm GONNA show you the intention of it and it's going to be investigative and it's GonNa be surprising to people and I think that's what once you have success doing that. Of course it becomes easier to convince people to let you do it but I think what? My work is always surprising to. People like people are not surprised segregation exist but when? I show them actually. There was a thirty year decision by the Federal Government. Not Enforce Fair housing laws. You know when I can say actually. We don't have universal healthcare because we have fought back against social programs because we thought black people would benefit them for more than one hundred and fifty years. I think it's that of surprise but also really the rigor of the scholarship Racist one of those things because everybody has a race that everybody thinks they know dislike covering education. Everybody thinks they understand how public education should work. Because they've gone to school and when you can approach them With the argument that they never thought they never knew is shocking to them surprising to them. I've been able to to sell those arguments and then you also have to actually be able to deliver compelling narrative rigors scholarship Get people to talk to you. All of those kind of normal reporting things as well.

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"the new york times magazine" Discussed on 550 KFYI

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11:18 min | 2 years ago

"the new york times magazine" Discussed on 550 KFYI

"Like bring that show the message thanks for being here the New York times magazine it's called the sixteen nineteen project aims to re frame American history now these are historians that are talking about this Hey story a brown university professor Gordon would call the project wrong in so many ways the project is made up of multiple stories and poems about racism and slavery is suggest America's true founding was when the first slaves arrived in sixteen nineteen it aims to re frame the country's history it's written by journalists and opinion writers it is already received a lot of criticism from conservatives but it's being adopted as curriculum in public schools all over the country including Chicago the lesson plans are available for schools to begin teaching its students this three framed his history the bill to price center I'm sorry the pill to center education resources and programs which provides lessons for the sixteen nineteen project did not immediately respond to the daily caller who reached out to ask them about this curriculum this professor said no one approached him about the project none of the leading scholars of the whole period of the revolution to the civil war appeared to have been consulted either the American civil war historian and Pulitzer Prize winner James M. McPherson who was interviewed on November fourteenth call the project lacking in context and perspective because this is a subject I've long been interested I sat down I started to read some of the essays I'd say that most from the outset I was disturbed by what seemed like a very unbalanced one sided account which lacked context and perspective on the complexity of slavery which was clearly obviously not exclusively American institution but existed throughout history and I was a little bit unhappy with the idea that people who did not have a good knowledge of the subject would be influenced by this and would have a bias on its narrow view let's switch to this leading Democrats are feeling the heat from black and Latino parents as the party's establishment a twenty twenty candidates turned their backs on charter schools these are folks that should be champions of black children allies of black educators the concern from parents and educators come as presidential candidates like Elizabeth Warren Bernie Sanders have pledged to cut school choice options that are popular in minority communities Democrats favored charter schools during bill Clinton's presidency their current home about face on the issue was driven by growing influence of progressives within the party so let's combine these two stories for a moment the Alec convention comes to town on Wednesday and that is the enemy of red for at and they hate school choice I want you to think about this why is it that middle income and wealthy families have always at school choice they can send their kids to private school I used to shining examples in Scott still because their rivals in their close in proximity but so are high school in chaparral high school or in Scottsdale they both are performing schools they have a they have great arts programs they have great music programs they have great sports programs they have great facilities and they are in fairly affluent parts of town in Scottsdale imagine if those schools were underperforming what would happen the parents would put their children in private school they have that option because they have the money to do it why can't the poor kids underperforming neighborhoods I don't care what color their skin is why can't poor kids underperforming neighborhoods go to whatever school they want their parents are paying taxes too I mean it's the one area where we all pay even if you're renting you're paying property taxes because it's figured into the cost of your rent and kids in poor neighborhoods should be able to opt out of underperforming schools it shouldn't just be wealthy at upper middle class kids they get to go to schools like Brophy or valley Christian or northwest Christian Scott still Christian shouldn't be that way why shouldn't a parent to be able to say the tax dollars I spend and more importantly my child are going wherever I dictate however I want the money to be spent especially when you look at some of the curriculum that are being instituted this sixteen nineteen project if you don't want your children learning a version of history that some historians from liberal colleges are saying it's one sided in very jaded why should you be able to pick up and leave well I said you'll hear their open enrollment you can take your kids not the tax dollars a parent can't take the money that they spend on education and send their kids to a private school putting that money toward tuition in a private school why shouldn't they be able to well the answer is they're afraid going to decimate public education why if you are a quality educator in a quality school why wouldn't a parent want their kid there when I went to high school we lived in the same general area all the kids in the neighborhood went to the same high school we grew up together we went from middle school to high school together most of us and we have great memories of going that high school and the rivalries and all those things in most families feel exactly the same way unless the school where they live isn't performing unless there's a curriculum like the sex education nonsense they're trying to push through an Arizona public schools sixteen nineteen project which is a slanted jaded view of American history it is the indoctrination of children all of us pay for the public schools all of us do and yet they want to tell us we don't have a say we don't have a say in curriculum leave that to the experts to the educators well you can't have it both ways to be fair teachers they're complaining the red Fred crowd you can't have it both ways you can't say that the schools are under performing and it's everybody else's fault but then claim your the experts and you should control education because if you're the expert you're not doing the job right now let's be honest we can't get more than half of our third graders to read a third grade level is that your fault no that's not our fault well then who's fault is it everybody else's fault but you're the experts you can't have it both ways and what causes excellent so what breeds excellences competition competition breeds excellence and true competition is you're gonna lose money when kids leave your school and I'm sorry you're gonna see underperforming schools start to perform better when superintendents of those school districts and principles in that school districts see empty classrooms and oversize classrooms other places that are performing better and parents to want to see their kids learning core curriculum as opposed to some weird form of sex education has no business teaching morality to kids in the first place I am a jaded myopic view of history that's not close to accurate according to historians but this is what the American public education system has become this is what happened you ever notice that once the NE a and the federal government stepped in and started writing these rules and controlling public education across the country we went from being number one in the world and not even in the top ten because it's become so political teachers unions are about the teachers they're not about education I watched the Irishman about Jimmy Hoffa over vacation with my brother long movie three and a half hours long the teamsters were not about transportation the teamsters were about their union members it's about money and power and I believe the money and the power should be in the hands of the parents we hire the teachers our tax dollars higher the teachers we should control the dollars if your school is sub par we make changes we make our kids take our kids somewhere else we should have a say in what you are teaching our children and you hear what these teachers ABS Saban reading the messages I did it last week or the week before before I left town telling parents leave it to the experts you wouldn't go to a doctor in question a diagnosis so you'll be ignorant in the privacy of your own home just be quiet that's how they believe not all teachers most teachers I will tell you especially in Arizona which is why I read Fred is on life support most teachers want nothing to do with their politics nothing to do with their politics on December fourth the Alec the Legislative Council that the you know the that big national convention comes to Caroline resort and they will be here all from Wednesday to Friday and read Fred is planning a big protest on the fourth unless they're busing people in anger to be much of a protest because red Fred has lost all of its luster when people realized a it's political and just how crazy their politics is we talked about the videos and leadership in what the teachers have to do and what the district is spending on outside of the classroom and all the idiocy in the nonsense in the training and now these things are common see the sixteen nineteen project comes there is owner coming up at eight twenty the Supreme Court here's a major second amendment case we have an update coming up in just a few moments you know during the month of December it's cold and flu season people are under the weather quite a bit and you want to do.

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"the new york times magazine" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

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07:04 min | 2 years ago

"the new york times magazine" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

"Form New York times magazine New York magazine and other publications like Rolling Stone etcetera etcetera all right we'll we talked last time we talked we talked about how you were investigating doing research on deep ocean mining tells about that well so let me see what's the best place to start there are already a ton of companies all the major mining companies in the world are beginning to do exploratory work for metal mining and even gemstone mining in the oceans so for example on the west coast of Africa the beers group the mining company the diamond company is Luddites company yes and a but there're but their blood diamond wrist resources all their land based resources right late child labor and things like that are are are being that the that the productivity is going down I mean there's a limited number of these resources and so the beers has a fleet of ships that are out off shore now basically strip mining the coastal shelf dragging machinery across the bottom and sifting through it in search of times and I got one point four million carats of diamonds last year doing that and then there's a company called nautilus minerals that's down in Papua New Guinea and the sort of northeastern quadrant of that island nation and they are preparing and they're gonna have a struggling financially right now because they've got a lot of bad publicity for this but they are they had are and have been for many years trying to terra part really smash apart a dormant hydrothermal vent which is just an underwater hot spring right it and the the the book the rocky body of this van is flecked with gold and silver and copper and other precious metals and and they want extracted so this is already happening or or you're starting to happen in shallow water that is in the territorial jurisdiction of nations but then there's the international seabed which constitutes you know all the international waters but usually two hundred miles off shore from it from come from various countries is all international water sort of like an arctic because international jurisdiction in international waters closed right now to mining except that it's just about to open so this group called the international seabed authority which is was created by the United Nations but functions as an independent agency is in the final stage of drafting what they call the mining code and that's the list of regulations that will surround and and govern companies that want to go down down down down down to what's known as the abyssal plains these are like fifteen thousand feet or more under water and scrape up these things called poly metallic Nigel's which contain the for primary metals that are used in batteries lithium batteries so the batteries for electric cars and I phones and things like that require these metals there aren't nearly enough of these metals could center where earth or not yeah they are they're rare earth metals and they are they come from you know the same kinds of places diamonds often come from so cobalt's one for example cobalt unnecessary for batteries cobalt is I think sixty percent of it comes from the south eastern provinces of the Congo and to try to help we're trying to open up a mine here a mining company trying to open up of mine here in the wilderness up in to pick us for cold you're kidding for cobalt really feeling I don't know that yeah what we're trying to stop that anyway go head start I hope you do stop it I mean you know it's it we we have to decide if if we're gonna continue burning fossil fuels in cars are for going to have to figure out a way to get these metals enough medals to make batteries or it's not an easy choice I wouldn't want to diminish the importance of getting off of fossil fuels but if it means destroying in a massive natural landscapes that doesn't sound I mean that's that's why we don't want to burn fossil fuels right well that let me ask you about that let me ask you this obviously with the beers is doing for the for the for the diamonds and he said like you know just scraping across the the the for the ocean Intel water that's got a I mean completely destroyed the auger culture in the ocean what about the knowledgeable mining is is that really destructive destructive to the ocean floor is there an environmental catastrophe waiting to happen for that or is it you know is it a minimally invasive that's the key question so with Nigel mining that the question is at that depth what kind of ecosystems exist right we know that the primary place where the international seabed authority is preparing to allow people to mine right is one of the most if not V. most bio diverse regions ever studied at that day right so there are a lot of different abyssal plains around the world this one is one of the most has says some of the most life different kinds of life on it but we actually don't know that much about what that life is so just last year to give you an example a new kind of octopus was discovered there this is never been seen anywhere else it also last year in the in this area called the Clarion Clipperton zone micro organism was discovered that sequesters carbon dioxide to a third of all the carbon dioxide that's generated on land gets gets sequester by the oceans every year often by microbes but we don't understand which microbes do it or how they do it we don't know what'll happen to that the microbes in a place like the CCC if knowledge of mining happens so we're not really if anymore it's now just when there's they're hoping to start it up next year and so you know there's a lot of reason to worry about not just sort of cool animals like an octopus or the big animals that we might see that we might just that yet and I have yet to discover down it these you know these deep ocean environment it's also a reality that microbes are very easy to ignore but they do some really important work without which we might get ourselves into a whole lot of trouble and we might be making trade offs that we wouldn't be making if we understood her better we got a whole bunch more to talk about honesty cool to hang yeah all right before we go to break we'll where can people find this story about DC mining where and when I think it's going to be I think it's the October issue of the Atlantic but I it's not final for that yet we're sort of closing it up now so all right appreciate will come back we'll talk more about that in some other issues in the story you wrote in The New York Times magazine back in may my cousin was my hero in till the day he tried to kill me got a lot of attention that story did by will Hilton will talk about deep sea mining and.

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"the new york times magazine" Discussed on KQED Radio

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04:48 min | 2 years ago

"the new york times magazine" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Is fresh AIR and if you're just joining us my guest is Emily bass on a staff writer for The New York Times magazine her latest article is titled what happens when a president and Congress go to war she's also recently written about Attorney General William Barr and his maximalist view of executive power we are living in such a politically divisive time now in terms of Congress the courts and of course of pinyin about the president himself when the founders created the separation of powers the three co equal branches I think they were counting on a level of like honesty and willingness to work together correct me if I'm wrong and I'm I'm wondering if like they never if it is possible that they never envisioned the place where we are now in terms of political divisiveness I think the founders were visionaries in terms of how much the system interlocks in overlaps right so they were so worried about any one branch getting too powerful and too dominant over the others that they designed a system that prefers gridlock prefers in action to some kind of true dominance with impunity to anything that could truly be authoritarian that's at least what they talked about at the time and how I think they designed our separation of powers he didn't think tell about political parties there's nothing in the constitution about parties at all and so the kind of polarization that we have right now is something that the founders really didn't to grapple with one way to think about this is it's amazing how effective the constitution remains even though it doesn't make and he's sort of provision for political parties which are sold integral to how our system works today another way to think about it is that the constitution is old and it's getting rickety and it's not taking into account polarization sufficiently it can get bent out of shape by one branch of the government in this case props the president if that person is aided and abetted by his party if people start to put party over institutional concerns and I think that's a real concern right now as we watched the Republican Party line up almost uniformly behind president trump even though these are members of Congress who could also be thinking in terms of the institutional Providence of Congress that doesn't seem to be their friend mark can you also argue that the constitution gets bent out of shape if the judiciary becomes too politicized if there are so many judicial appointees and Supreme Court appointees who are appointed for ideological reasons as opposed for your judicial temperament traditional knowledge and fairness and objectivity you could certainly argue that the framers didn't do a whole lot to protect us from that because they gave life tenure to all the federal judges and it's also important to remember that the Supreme Court has played a very reactionary role in American politics at moments since the founding so when you think about reconstruction which was this amazing effort after the civil war to provide equal rights to make sure that African Americans were able to recover from slavery and become equal citizens it was the Supreme Court that really helped to got reconstruction in the early twentieth century you see the Supreme Court stop state governments from passing laws that were protecting workers and making sure that there were limits to the working day and other kinds of safety regulations so the Supreme Court does not always come through for kind of the side of progress and the side of equal rights and I'm not sure the framers in giving judges lifetime tenure are really gave us thought I mean I don't mean to sound like I'm telling them how they should have done their business but when you're thinking about the role of the courts it's important to remember that they have been a reactionary force in the past and we may put too much faith in them to kind of save us at moments when the other branches seem to be in conflict or not doing their jobs Emily Bazelon thank you so much for talking with us thanks so much for having me Emily Bazelon is a staff writer for The New York Times magazine her latest article is titled what happens when a president and Congress go to war if you'd like to catch up on fresh air interviews you missed like this week's interviews.

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"the new york times magazine" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

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02:48 min | 3 years ago

"the new york times magazine" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

"They wrote to me and said, who is the best person that has ever interviewed you on anything and I could only really imprint and I can only really think of one I'm sure there's others, but I think it was like the New York Times magazine guide. Remember he didn't get a lot of it right? But he at least tried he at least tried he came in with one image, and he left with another image and he didn't just do a mad lib. And, and that's what normally people do and, and you know Howard is now at a place to where he's not doing mad libs. He's not going in with I'm going to ask them this. And I'm just gonna torture them. He's now actually curious. That's what people I I'm convinced. That is why the, the media fails. That's why are politicians fail because they're not act. Actually. Curious. They're not. None of them are willing to go. Oh, no. Wait a minute. I haven't thought of it that way. The yeah they don't want to. They don't want to care about that, right there. There's no there's, there's nothing. And I think the average person just wants an honest look at history they want an honest look at what's happening. They want an honest look at individuals. They just don't want to be told everything because we're not the unwashed masses, we're the ones that were supposed to be in charge, and, and whether we know it or not, there is something in Americans that doesn't happen any other place in the world. And it is bred into us in many ways, and that is wait a minute. Wait a minute. I, I, I have rights, too. We may not know what those rights are, but the individual still at this point is the one standing up saying, wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. And they just want a fair shake. And they just want somebody to be honest authentic, and honest and. And I applaud Howard Stern for authentically changing and being honest about it. And being a stand up guy never thought I would say that, about Howard Stern, you know, twenty years ago, but an honest guy, I have a lot of respect for. All right. Let me tell you about selling your home selling your home is one of the biggest things you can do. This is the biggest investment that you make. And, you know, when you're investing money you're, you're buying something big as an investment, you're going to tell you. You know, hey, go to Goldline to your own homework, check around, blah, blah, blah. You do your investing your money. Hey,.

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"the new york times magazine" Discussed on KQED Radio

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04:33 min | 3 years ago

"the new york times magazine" Discussed on KQED Radio

"They sell her story starts with Don Souto coons who discovered a wage disparity when she was working at Jared. She took it to attorneys who soon uncovered much much more unequal pay across the company which turned into a class action lawsuit. Yes. But also women from across sterling stores shared stories that range from harassment to assault and a warning to our listeners. The segment contains descriptions that some may find disturbing it could happen as lightly as asking a woman to wear something that's lower cut or brushing behind her. But then also was about saying to a woman in something. Don had heard that assistant manager had wanted to lick saleswoman from head to toe. It was a regional vice president. In asking for women to get rounded up to come to his hotel room. I heard horrifying stories about women being trapped in bathrooms and hotel rooms and calling for help with something the company had been keeping a secret. Or were these women not reporting? The women who reported were sent into arbitration into sterling's very own hospice for its personnel issues, which is called resolve your calling it hospice because if you believe that this is where complaints go to die. I mean, it's been it's been fourteen years since Don left her Jared job in walked into a lawyer's office. And arbitration is sold as a fast and efficient way of resolving an issue. This was not that. And the reason that nobody has known about what was happening at the largest jewelry conglomerate in the country is because they had to stay in the confines of an arbitration system that the company controlled there's a phrase you heard a lot in your interviews. The good old boys. Can you tell us what was going on at management level? There were men and some women who advanced simply. Because they seemed eager to help the company culture perpetuate, and that was a company culture in which women were paid forty cents less on the dollar than men. The company told me that was incomplete information, and they would not make it complete for me and a company culture in which a corporate retreat was held every single year in Florida and was described to me as a total bacchanalia. There was alcohol everywhere. I heard about a rape that happened there. I heard about a pool orgy that happened there issue consensual behavior, or is the issue where this culture intersected with the ability of women employees to advance its all of it. I there was a system in place for women to advance by negotiation. I have a woman in my story who was approached at a managers meeting by district manager who knew she wanted to transfer out of her store and said that if she slept with him that night that he would. And he did the company maintains that it's innocent. A spokesman told you that they quote believe the story cast their company in an unfair and a Romania slight based on unsubscribe. Chanted allegations most of which are decades old and they point out have not been subject to any kind of litigation or been in court, which say something. Yeah, I want to say something about that. They are only decades old and they own their only left on litigated because of the company's delay tactics. In arbitration in a normal court setting this would have proceeded how the women involved the ones you spoke with living their lives. In the meantime, for the most part, they are not in jewelry anymore, and they are a lot of them are not in retail anymore. But they all described to me the way what happened to them at sterling continues to play out in their lives. They are worried about being alone with men they are worried that any kind of friendliness is an invitation for something there. They don't understand why these things keep fading away, and they keep fading away because the company fights so hard to still keep this lawsuit. A secret taffy brought us our Ackner of the New York Times magazine. Thank you. Sharing your reporting. Thanks for having me. We reached out to signet jewelers. The parent company of sterling they responded saying, bro. Desert Ackner's reporting represents the company unfairly, and they dispute many of the allegations in the article they point out that women make up the majority of their store managers and C suite positions..

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"the new york times magazine" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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04:53 min | 3 years ago

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"Welcome to all of it on WNYC. I'm Charlie Herman business and culture editor at WNYC filling in for Alison Stewart. Thanks for joining me today this morning. The New York Times magazine released its fourth annual music issue. The previous three versions featured twenty five songs at tell us where music is going. But this year, the magazine shifted gears a little bit to celebrate the top twenty five songs that matter right now and the artists behind those songs range from meek mill to Casey musk graves to Mariah Carey Grimes and Bruce Springsteen to break down the list, and what makes these songs matter. I'm joined by New York Times magazine story editor new baba who put together the magazines music issue that is out today. New welcome to WNYC, thanks for inviting me. So what does it mean for a song to matter? You know, that is that is a very general. And it was the same question with you know, when we used to sort of trying to prognosticate a little bit. And and look for trends, and where music is going. I mean, I think it's sort of a call that when we do this. We're trying to find things that that have some kind of grip on on on culture and in any number of ways. And that's sometimes a harder thing to find with music. It's like it's a very decentralized kind of world, but we're we're always looking for things that have have some sort of grip on the culture. And and when you say grip on the cultural, I is that the something about the music itself, that's tapping into something is it about political issues economic cultural. I mean, how do you define that in a way? I mean, I tell you any of these right? Some something that seems to represent something broader happening in the culture it always works. But you know, there's also, you know, when you say twenty five songs a matter right now, you wind up with like baby shark in there because it's sort of undoubtedly one of the things that is dominating. We're we're gonna talk about that one just a minute. But so here's one question. I have is that you started the this series a couple years ago, and you were looking at where music is going, and then you made this change to matter. Why why did that? Well, you know, I mean, I think the the the idea of sort of prognosticating, and like and picking out where things are headed is is always. It's a little bit of a risky game. Or it's very subjective. Right. As you're doing it. So I think we wanted to sort of hold ourselves to maybe higher standard of of like of isolating things that in the moment feel like they have some purchase on. But when you started into that your initial intent we'll look at where songs are going. And then as you started listening to songs this year, he began to say, wait, this is a theme. That's emerging more. This the artists trying to grapple with this with the things that matter in our society right now and everything that's going on. I think that's been there in previous years as well. Right. But there was something sort of pronounce this year that wrote about a little bit in the introduction of this issue that you know, it's become this sort of general tech for people of of all types and persuasions to just sort of acknowledged constantly that that thing. That things seem a little bit crazy right now. Save a little bit bleak right now. It. It's a thing that you deserve see universally this sort of sigh, and particularly I think among younger people who listening to a lot of pop music often the driving pop music. Who who have this ambience sense that things are living bit strange and bleak? These days. That's definitely something that you see a lot of grappling with. Yeah. You mentioned the word bleak. A couple of times there is at a theme. If I go through the list of twenty five songs that I might feel that that doesn't often sound very uplifting. But is that a theme you found a bleakness? Well, it's more like reacting to bleakness laying a theme in this because because the reaction for a lot of these artists, I don't think has been to say, let's make extremely dark or depressing or angry music or anything like that. A lot of them are really sort of looking for. How do you navigate a world that feels sort of high stakes and bleak and stressful and full of exile? There's sort of a recurring thing in here in some of the interviews especially that we did of people trying to figure out how do you create a space for yourself amidst that that feels like a healthy space? I mean when you look back on it. I don't how long did it take you put it together. I mean, you know, we spend months sort of gradually working up to it. And then a big big Russia. The big Russian. You have a moment to breathe and you look at this list of twenty five. Do you look back and say, wow, that's what we ended up with. Yeah. I mean, it does go through a lot of twists and turns in the process is you're figuring things out. So yeah, why the need to put together a list like this. Do you think? Well, I mean, I think it's a good tool for for looking across the world of music, obviously, not the world of music is an extremely Broadwood. But I think trying to sort of answer. This question is a good way to to see a good range of things and actually sort of take the temperature of a certain area of pop music without diving to specifically in any one thing. So let's let's take a listen to some of them. One of them is by meek mill it's called trauma. And I think this might be a good example of a little bit of this theme that you're talking about here about bleakness..

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"Not doing that. Really? Why? Well, so I got in touch with the press people at N J D E P, which is like the environmental department of New Jersey. And basically they said we have no interest in commenting on this. Why why would they not even comment? Well, I think you understand that if you know the rest of the story of pedals, there's a lot more to the story. Don't know. All right. Let's hear the rest then. Okay. Well, so what you basically have is you have a collision of two ideas about black bears, and what they are and what they need. So that's John Welham raider at large within New York Times magazine longtime pedals van more out. I knew more about his earlier work like before he got famous. He's written a lot about animals, including pedals, and John explain to us that what you had was this divide where on the one side you had people like Lisa who when they looked at the bear. They fought that there needed help. It's injured seems to be struggling we gotta get out there. But on the other side, you have the state of New Jersey, and they came at it from a completely different viewpoint where they. Were just as interested in, quote, unquote, helping the bear and making sure that the bear could you know? Live. It's I dunno best life. I suppose you'd say, but they wanted to go in a very different way as far as they were concerned. It wasn't. It was a wild animal, and you you don't take awhile animal out of the wild unless absolutely necessary, and the fact that you saw this bear walking onto legs. They basically saw the bipedal bear is a real survivor. This is like a feat of Lucian like this bear evolved. We should just let him do. His thing was still out there being a bear. So we're gonna leave the bare there it's the right thing to do. So this is this is the part of the story about pedals that we we haven't told you yet. So pedals was I found in twenty fourteen I showed up. Yeah. Showed up again the next summer and showed up sixteen. Yeah. Even early two thousand sixteen videos of pedals, and then nothing and then a bear that had become a national.

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