Consumed the week of 12 February, 2018

Image above taken from this article about a recently discovered treasure trove of 1960s photos of London’s East End. They’re being exhibited at Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives until 5 May.

This blog post from iA Writer (the app I’m using to write this very blog post) says an awful lot of things that I’ve been feeling for the past 18 months or so. For example,

…in practice, the Internet is as far from a distributed, diverse network of independent publishers as Radio and in its main streams, as far from intelligent communication as TV. It is possible to do your thing, but it requires muscle. It is possible to find a thinking audience, but it will be small. The Internet has imploded into Facebook, Amazon, Google, some local players and a mirror Web of twin players dominating the Chinese Market. For new stars to be born we need to get ourselves out of these black holes. How? Why? And do we have a chance?

The article that everyone has read this week is Ronan Farrow’s Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity from The New Yorker.

A short but moving article about one of my favourite albums: Alice Coltrane’s ‘Journey In Satchidananda’.

The tragic story of journalist Kim Wall, who died at the hands of Peter Madsen onboard his submarine, The Nautilus.

Watched this week:

American Made (Tom Cruise and Doug Liman team up again to tell the story of Barry Seal who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s).

Thor: Ragnarok (Daft but passable Marvel fair).

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