A master class in criticism

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A master class in criticism
November 13th, 2017
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Galvanizing Quarterback

Addy Baird tweets, “hello good morning everyone i definitely choked up reading this.” She’s referring to Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced, Kaepernick’s GQ Men of the Year cover, featuring photos by Martin Schoeller. Tweets Cari Wade Gervin, “Another thing I love this morning - these @gq pix of Kapernick, especially the ones with the kids.” “Today, GQ stands for ‘Galvanizing Quarterback,’” says Alana Massey.

Blame the messenger

The latest from Alabama: Roy Moore threatens to sue Washington Post over report. That’s from CNN’s Susannah Cullinane. At Vox, Ezra Klein reports Roy Moore allegations: poll shows 29% of Alabamians support him more than the media, calling it “the media’s crisis of trust.” Tweets Phillip Tutor, “IOW, blame the messenger.”

In Teen Vogue, De Elizabeth reports on ‘#MeAt14’ Trends on Social Media in Response to Roy Moore Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Meanwhile, as Newsweek’s Carlos Ballesteros reports, Alabama Evangelicals More Likely to Vote For Roy Moore After Sexual Assault Allegations, Poll Shows. “¯\_(ツ)_/¯” tweets Matt Staggs.

Thrilling, lacerating piece

“Pretty lucky to be living at a time when @rtraister can break it all down,” tweets Irin Carmon, who links to We Are All Implicated in the Post-Weinstein Reckoning, by Rebecca Traister of New York Magazine’s The Cut. Barry Hertz calls it a “Must-read from @rtraister, who goes all-in on @NYMag, in a piece for ... @NYMag.” “Blistering, expository context on all sides of the #MeToo conversation,” says Rebecca Bingham (McCormick). Emily Nussbaum agrees: “Thrilling, lacerating piece by @rtraister, capturing multiple angles of this moment of female rage.” “This piece by @rtraister is as excellent as people are saying, read it,” says Lainna Fader

Manohla Dargis of The New York Times writes of Louis C.K. and Hollywood’s Canon of Creeps. Says Willy Blackmore, “we're very lucky to have critics like @ManohlaDargis at this particular moment in time.” “This, by @ManohlaDargis, is a master class in criticism both political and personal,” tweets Andy Greenwald.

This story is not going to go away quietly

“Holy shit this @attackerman exclusive,” tweets Marlow Stern. At The Daily Beast, Kevin Maurer and Spencer Ackerman report on the story, Green Beret Discovered SEALs’ Illicit Cash. Then He Was Killed. Tweets Charles Johnson, “Beast sources: Dead Green Beret discovered SEAL Team Six commandos pilfering their informant fund.” “This story is not going to go away quietly,” says Kenneth Silber. Gabe Joselow notes, “Good reporting. Official silence from US military on this.” “Sick to my stomach reading this,” says Ken Williams.

Swimming to Bangladesh

“Gut-wrenching” news out of Myanmar, as Helier Cheung tweets. She’s referring to Myanmar boy can't swim but floats on oil drum to Bangladesh, by AP’s Bernat Armangue. The piece quotes Kamal Hussain, 18, who also swam to Bangladesh with an oil container: “We had a lot of suffering, so we thought drowning in the water was a better option.”

In Rohingya babies dumped and left to die in Myanmar crisis, Sky News’s Alex Crawford reports back from Myanmar's Rakhine State, where he witnessed first-hand the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Tweets Jonah Fisher, “Incredible and incredibly brave reporting from @AlexCrawfordSky Crossing from Bangladesh to Myanmar is dangerous.” Mark Austin says, “If you do nothing else today watch this ... 11 mins of your time.”

Golden years

“Golden decade for the #eurozone? It's all relative. Here's a look ahead. via @jrandow,” tweets Paul Gordon, who links to Euro Economy is Heading Toward a Golden Period, by Bloomberg’s Jana Randow. Tweets Karl Lester Yap, “Europe is no longer the sick man of the world economy.” “From lost decade to golden years,” tweets Zoe Schneeweiss.

Meanwhile in Singapore, “Singapore traders are ‘passionate about their lunch’ and lobbied hard for the daily break to return,” tweets The Wall Street Journal. The story: Lunch Takes a Bite Out of Singapore Trading Day, by Steven Russolillo.

And in China, “Venture capital stoked about facial-recognition technology as China plans a ‘ubiquitous CCTV surveillance network,’” as Quentin Webb tweets, linking to Backing Big Brother: Chinese facial recognition firms appeal to funds, by Sijia Jiang of Reuters.

RIP Liz Smith

Finally today, “Before TMZ & Perez Hilton there was Liz Smith, whose gossip was cozy & admiring. NYT obit puts her on the couch,” tweets Ellen Barry. Liz Smith, Longtime Queen of Tabloid Gossip Columns, Dies at 94 is the obit from Robert McFadden of The New York Times. Tweets Dan Beucke, “RIP Liz Smith, the ultimate access reporter and a NY Newsday colleague.” “Liz Smith once told me she always found it hard to believe Trump was a ‘grown-up person who went to college.’ RIP,” tweets Tim O’Brien.

Monday round-up:

Watercooler
Question of the Day

On Friday we asked: What U.S. brewery just released a 28% ABV $199 beer that’s illegal in 11 states?

Answer: You can thank Sam Adams for that treat (assuming you’re in a state where you can buy it).

Congrats to…Deirdre Blake, first to tweet the correct answer. And while Jude Isabella wasn’t first, she asks, “Did I beat Dan this time?” and the answer is, yes, you did.

Your question of the day for today is…The title track to Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk” album was recorded live with what band as the backing band?

As always, click here to tweet your answer to @MuckRack.

Career Updates
Quartz staffs up Quartzy

Quartz has hired David Kaufman to be the global lifestyle editor for its new lifestyle site, Quartzy. He was most recently editor in chief of Alexa, a luxury lifestyle magazine produced by the New York Post. He’s written for Monocle, Travel + Leisure, Details, Architectural Digest, The New York Times, New York magazine and The Wall Street Journal, among others. 

Rosie Spinks has joined Quartz as a reporter focused on travel, based in London. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Vice, NPR, Racked, The Wall Street Journal, Lucky Peach and others. The site has also hired Annaliese Griffin as a reporter focused on food. She was most recently editor and co-founder of Brooklyn Based. And Noël Duan joins as a reporter focused on fashion and beauty. She has worked for The Atlantic, Ars TechnicaRacked and Jezebel, among others.

Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email us (hello [at] muckrack [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!
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