Newsweek 10/15/2021

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the archives

1972 “Perhaps the most tragic aspect of Monroe’s life is that her sexiness was in large part a put-on required of her by the times,” Newsweek said a decade after the American sensation’s death. Despite her public image as a “dumb blonde,” Monroe paved the way for female entertainment industry stars. She was one of the first women to start her own production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, which produced its first independent film, The Prince and the Showgirl, in 1957. Many actresses today head their own companies, such as Reese Witherspoon who recently sold Hello Sunshine for over $900 million. 1994 “Defeat in the gulf war didn’t break Saddam’s bad habits. Indeed, the latest showdown is his third major provocation since his army was broken and driven bleeding from Kuwait,” Newsweek wrote of…

13 minutos
the trouble with online “sharenting”

ON SEPTEMBER 8, PARENTING AND LIFESTYLE influencer Jordan Cheyenne posted a tearful YouTube video updating her 538,000 subscribers on the family puppy, Rosie. The dog had just been diagnosed with canine parvovirus, a frequently fatal disease. Sitting beside her in the front seat of their car, Cheyenne’s 8-year-old son cries. Then Cheyenne, fighting back tears herself, says, “I know she’s going to make it through. She’s a beautiful, amazing little girl and I can’t wait to bring her home and be part of our family. So if you could pray for us, we appreciate it. I love you guys. Bye.” That’s probably where she meant to end the video. But the post that went up also included several additional seconds of Cheyenne coaching her son to look more convincingly upset for a…

9 minutos
staying relevant

SKILL OBSOLESCENCE IS SOMETHING we all experience. When was the last time you had to read a paper map? Or balance a checkbook? Or dial a rotary phone? But just as the experience of the pandemic has spurred sweeping changes in other aspects of our lives, it has affected this too, expediting the pace at which some professional skills become out of date by more than 70 percent. That is one of the central findings of a new survey of over 3,000 executives that we conducted in partnership with The Official Board, a global directory of medium and large companies. While the respondents were largely C-suite types, the insights and takeaways are applicable to any employee trying to maintain relevance at work during these challenging times. The goal of this global survey…

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talking points

“It was mostly hell on earth.”—JOHN LYDON ON BEING A SEX PISTOL“EVEN WHEN I WAS A BONDAGE MODEL IN THE 90s, I HAD BIG-TIME BOUNDARIES.”—BURLESQUE PERFORMER DITA VON TEESE“We are still, after all these years, not doing a very good job of keeping track of people killed by police.”—JUSTIN FELDMAN, A HARVARD RESEARCHER WHO WAS A PEER-REVIEWER ON A STUDY OF POLICE KILLINGS“I know that I was very sceptical about it all but after doing my own research I felt like it was best suited for me and my family and my friends.”—LEBRON JAMES ON COVID VACCINATION“WE FAILED TO FULLY GRASP THAT THERE WAS ONLY SO MUCH FOR WHICH — AND FOR WHOM — MANY OF THE AFGHAN FORCES WOULD FIGHT”—Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin“Usually, he just greets guests at the…

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you can’t make me

A RECENT GATHERING IN A QUALITY Inn ballroom in rural Bradley, Illinois, offered a glimpse—terrifying to most epidemiologists, thrilling to longtime vaccine “safety” activists—of America’s growing political divide over vaccinations and its implications for the nation’s health. Ostensibly, the meeting was a community forum about employer mandates for COVID vaccines that the organizer expected to draw 80 people in this overwhelmingly Republican exurb of Chicago. Instead, more than 300 people piled in, mostly to complain about the notion that anyone—a boss, a school, a government—could force them to take any vaccines at all. As one Libertarian county commissioner told the crowd: “I will fight for your right to believe in whatever god, medicine or way of life you choose.” The event is being replicated in some form or another in cities…

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do vaccine mandates discriminate against black americans?

Last month, a brawl broke out between the hostess of an Italian restaurant in New York City and Black women from Texas over the requirement that they show proof of vaccination. It later emerged that the three women had provided documentation of COVID-19 vaccinations, but the altercation had escalated after two men, both Black, turned up to join them at Carmine’s and didn’t have proof. The restaurant’s hostess suggested the vaccine cards the women provided were fake, spoke condescendingly and used a racial slur, Justin Moore, an attorney for the women, told The New York Times. The restaurant’s owner denied that racism played a role, telling Newsweek the hostess is Asian American, other employees who were involved are also people of color and that “none of our hosts ever uttered such…