> Archaeologists—predominantly male—gave ancient ages names like “Iron” and “Bronze,” rather than “Pottery” or “Flax.” This implies that metal objects were the principal features of these times, when they are simply often the most visible and long-lasting remnants.
Kassia St. Clair discusses weaving in prehistory, in an excerpt from her book about the history of fabric. https://lithub.com/what-if-we-called-it-the-flax-age-instead-of-the-iron-age/
> Canadian media is designed so that journalists of color give up.
Soraya Roberts explains the excruciating whiteness of Canadian media, which has driven journalists of colour to jobs in the States or out of the industry entirely: https://longreads.com/2019/12/11/the-great-white-nope/
(People are talking about this again because Denise Balkissoon, one of the few non-white columnists in the country and the only one at the Globe & Mail, recently announced she is taking a position at the women's mag Chatelaine.)
I have not been able to bring myself to read this New Yorker feature by Dexter Filkins yet.
"Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi’s India: The Prime Minister’s Hindu-nationalist government has cast two hundred million Muslims as internal enemies." https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/12/09/blood-and-soil-in-narendra-modis-india
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Lastly, in a frankly hilarious turn of events I did not see coming, Dem candidate Pete Buttigieg's campaign has had to announce he had no role in the Canadian bread price-fixing scandal (bc he had Loblaws as a client while working for McKinsey).
Every Canadian journo working in the US is basically like, MY TIME TO SHINE.
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