Consumed the week of 15 January, 2018

The Fall of Travis Kalanick Was a Lot Weirder and Darker Than You Thought is a well-written, enlightening long read from Bloomberg.

But after the Silicon Valley orgy article last week, I think I’ve hit my ‘tech bro’ long read limit. Which meant I couldn’t get to the end of The New Yorker’s Sam Altman’s Manifest Destiny about the head of Y Combinator. Maybe I’ll save it for later in the year.

Much more interesting was The Intercept’s interview with Sadiq Khan in which he stops short (just short) of calling Donald Trump a racist.

And this examination of the great and complex actor and playwright Wallace Shawn (you’ll recognise his face even if you don’t know his name) by Longreads.com.

Couple of good awards season editorials floating about as we get closer to the Oscars. I don’t completely agree with the AV Club’s Sometimes the best-directed movie isn’t among the best of the year but there’s some good stuff in there and it does contain the phrase “softcore auteurist”.

There’s also this from Film School Rejects about why Three Billboards… is the new Crash. I nodded through a lot of this.

Books read this week: the beautiful Silence: In the Age of Noise by Erling Kagge. A very quick read but a a book I’ll pick up again and again I imagine.

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