‘Sports Illustrated’ model Camille Kostek told to adjust her measurements

by Kerry Justich Yahoo! News May 10, 2019 Now Playing 0:35 Camile Kostek was told to change her measurements Camille Kostek just landed the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. But it wasn’t long ago she was told to change her body if she wanted a chance at a modeling career. A former NFL cheerleader, Kostek struggled to … Continue reading ‘Sports Illustrated’ model Camille Kostek told to adjust her measurements

The Way Americans Worship Sports Heroes Versus the Way We Treat Intellectuals Speaks Volumes About US

The difference between the way Americans regard athletes versus “intellectuals” is a touchstone for how we see ourselves by Kareem Abdul Jabbar Guardian edited by O Society April 17, 2019 On 19 April 1980, more than 50,000 Parisians marched through the streets to mourn the loss of one of their own. Was it for a famous … Continue reading The Way Americans Worship Sports Heroes Versus the Way We Treat Intellectuals Speaks Volumes About US

Whatever Trump Is Playing, It Isn’t Golf

The sport means a lot to Trump—which hasn’t stopped him from cheating outrageously at it. by  Rick Reilly Atlantic edited by O Society April 11, 2019 More than any wife, more than any party, more than any opinion, President Donald Trump has remained fiercely loyal to golf. But I’ve played golf my entire life. Years ago, … Continue reading Whatever Trump Is Playing, It Isn’t Golf

They Had It Coming

The parents indicted in the college-admissions scandal were responding to a changing America, with rage at being robbed of what they believed was rightfully theirs. written by Caitlin Flanagan Atlantic edited by O Society April 7, 2019 Sweet Christ, vindication! How long has it been? Years? No, decades. If hope is the thing with feathers, I … Continue reading They Had It Coming

Celebrity Branding & Bullshit

by DAVID MACARAY CounterPunch Jan 24, 2019 Even though I’ve long ago forgotten the brand name and baseball player, I vividly recall the the conversation. When I was about nine years old, still too young to shave, I walked in on my father who was shaving in front of the bathroom mirror. Being inordinately inquisitive when … Continue reading Celebrity Branding & Bullshit

Why We’re All Better Off Working for the Collective Good

“Rational self-interested maximizers” ruin the world… by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs Jan 19, 2019 One of the most damaging popular ideas is the belief that the best outcomes emerge from everyone pursuing their “self-interest” in a free market. There is a kind of “folk libertarianism,” affirmed even by people who do not self-identify as libertarians, that … Continue reading Why We’re All Better Off Working for the Collective Good