In press and pop culture
The Atlantic wants you to kill the email, kill all the email. "I was at 6,000 unread at work until I spent several hours over several days deleting like mad," admits Taylor Kate Brown with the BBC, but digital strategist Laura Olin marvels that she's "continually confused by complaints of getting 'sooo much email.' who's emailing you people all the time? about what?" Well, possibly paying this company $30 to break up with your significant other, which is precisely what VICE's Emanuel Maiberg did. "I love @lemonsand but my first love is #content, so I paid this company to breakup with her," Maiberg tweets. So now that we know that exists, let's also dissect what that creepy Bloomingdale’s ad tells us about America’s understanding of rape. "This is pretty bad...not to mention the grammar. Too bad I don't shop at Bloomingdale's....I would stop now," pledges freelancer Barbara Berggoetz. We think Mic's 7 questions pretty much encapsulate all of our confusion over this mistake.
In more serious press matters, we direct you to TIME's Charleston shooting cover story. "Good journalism makes you think. Great journalism makes you feel. Read the Charleston story in this week's @TIME," urges Charlotte Alter there. If you can make it past the first few paragraphs without being moved -- even past the first eight words -- you did better than we did. Meanwhile, the Washington Post declares that "Spotlight" just joined "All the President's Men" in the pantheon of great journalism movies (and it doesn't hurt that Liev Schreiber portrays WaPo's executive editor during his Boston Globe days. "Wow. Could it be we finally have a modern movie that depicts what journalism is actually like?" wonders Stephen Losey at the Air Force Times. And speaking of WaPo, their former publisher will step down as CEO of Graham Holdings and as the beloved Post Pub bids goodbye to longtime newsy neighbor (the Post itself is moving, the pub will remain).
And for funzies, a judge just used Taylor Swift lyrics to dismiss a lawsuit against Taylor Swift and the man behind "NPR Chicken" confesses to how he got 1,200 Twitter followers in 2 days.