My weekly collection of the provocative, intriguing, or curious, in a world where the house is falling down. The contextual, the cultural, and other things that catch my eye.
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- Jeff Bezos doesn’t want the world. He wants to go into space. An epic profile of the Amazon boss in Atlantic magazine.
- On which subject, it’s getting tougher being an internet giant. Politicians, regulators and journalists are finally catching up.
- It was all the fault of Netscape. It was liberating, 25 years ago, when the world’s first commercial internet browser was launched.
- Impossible not to mention Brexit this week. The historian David Edgerton suggests that one of the causes is the decline of British business and British finance.
- Masculinity is morphing. We knew that. GQ has been talking to some of the men who are morphing it.
- In Hong Kong, women are redefining their role through the street protests. A fabulous visual Twitter thread (one of several) by Hong Kong activist @uwu *wears a scary mask*.
- Right here, right now. If you didn’t see it, Fatboy Slim remixes his classic dance track with Greta Thunberg’s UN speech. Video, 2’19″
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