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A Career in Writing

As we all debate Substack and what not, let's look at the glamour and appeal of a career in writing (yes, a bit dated - perhaps)

Welcome back Kotto (aka catching cabs in NY)

Nice elegy by Dennis Hartley for Yaphet Kotto - one of those faces you knew only too well even if you didn't know his name, along with this gem on how not to catch a cab in New York, courtesy Michael Moore.

Thanks for all the films, i feel indebted.

https://digbysblog.net/2021/03/r-i-p-yaphet-kotto/

Murder on the Hippie Highway

The story of a mass murderer with a huge amount of magnetism and extreme ability to make things go his way - whether a Jeffrey Epstein, a Donald Trump, or a more obscure minor tyrant, it's a disturbing reminder of how easy it is for some to turn on the charm and extortion, contrary to our lawful rational universe expectations.

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/03/13/asia/serpent-bikini-killer-sobhraj-in...

Rosie Perez tale

Somehow reflects on so many things we discuss around here, seemed worth the read.

https://www.nickiswift.com/296045/the-tragic-real-life-story-of-rosie-pe...

50 shades of Covid fan fiction?

Increased levels of lockdown resentment and paranoia could drive a whole new industry and genre.
Maybe the Joker was right - that which does not kill us makes us stranger.

What the World needs now...

As Belarusian journalists convicted, new human rights evidence re Chinese treatment of Uyghurs, what else?

Thread for keeping up with the world beyond Cancun.

...is love sweet love...

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/18/asia/china-xinjiang-teacher-abuse-all...

Science, Progress: Bill Gates kicks off

No one saw the Carny go

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