But our society is not returning to a past utopia of collective social confidence and equality because this utopia never existed. The sharing economy doesn’t build trust — it trades on cultural homogeneity and established social networks both online and in real life. Where it builds new connections, it often replicates old patterns of privileged access for some, and denial for others.


Susie CagleThe Case Against Sharing
"And me, I just felt amazing. My heart soared. I had a touch of cancer, I’m short one testicle. But these people have money poisoning, and that shaves the buds off your heart’s tongue and it can’t taste excitement the same way that it used to. All you can do is rub cocaine and designer handbags and smoked salmon all over yourself, just to feel like you’re doing anything special anymore."
Chasing Away the Big Black Bird by Jeff Simmermon at The Paris Review

"And me, I just felt amazing. My heart soared. I had a touch of cancer, I’m short one testicle. But these people have money poisoning, and that shaves the buds off your heart’s tongue and it can’t taste excitement the same way that it used to. All you can do is rub cocaine and designer handbags and smoked salmon all over yourself, just to feel like you’re doing anything special anymore."

Chasing Away the Big Black Bird by Jeff Simmermon at The Paris Review

“Wildlife, or Nor Woman Neither" at The Paris Review contemplates the existence of penis anxiety in chihuahuas.

Wildlife, or Nor Woman Neither" at The Paris Review contemplates the existence of penis anxiety in chihuahuas.

Wall of wiggling penises (not its official name) by Peiqi Su

Video by ronenv

Dvořák - Symphony No.9 Allegro con fuoco

Photos from the US textile industry by Chris Payne.
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Photos from the US textile industry by Chris Payne.

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