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Joe Biden Profile
“Richard Ben Cramer wrote a great book about the 1988 presidential campaign, entitled “What It Takes: The Way to the White House.” It may be the best book about an American presidential campaign ever written. Mr. Cramer followed six candidates who ran that year — George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, Gary Hart, Joe Biden, Dick Gephardt and Mike Dukakis. The Bush and Dole portraits are hands-down the best profiles of those two men that you will ever read. The book’s added value this time around is Cramer’s profile of Biden. You feel like you know him after you read it.”—John Ellis, “Sunday Supplement!” News Items. August 9, 2020.
Essays/Articles That Opened Your Mind
“Potential to alter/broaden the reader’s perspective, however slight. More than anything, I want stuff that’ll provoke thinking. Maybe you read something you’re still mulling over long after? That’s what I’m on the lookout for. Good examples of this are Jess Zimmerman’s Toast piece on emotional labor, Adichie’s TED Talk on the danger of a single story, and Scalzi’s blog on the lowest difficulty setting.”—EXStickland, “Essays/Articles That Opened Your Mind, ” Metafilter. October 1, 2019.
The Weekly Dump
This is a list of links, in no particular order, of things I found interesting enough to note this week but for one reason or another, didn’t make it as an individual post. This is my way of clearing the decks and showing what is on the cutting room floor and maybe provide you with something to read, if you happen to be blessed with a leisurely Sunday.
- Inside Nxivm, the ‘Sex Cult’ That Preached Empowerment
- Escaping NXIVM
- The breakthrough that could actually reverse climate change
- Catching Up With the Mp3 Bloggers
- The Best Way to Bake a Sweet Potato
- Peabody Awards, 2018
- Moving Day at the Hells Angels Clubhouse
- Why Your Brain Hates Slowpokes