* “[Letter from Los Angeles] The Anxiety of Influencers.” Perhaps it’s age speaking, but being an “influencer” sounds terrible, if every aspect of every relationship and interaction must be commoditized. Even actors get time out, and time off.
* “Camille Paglia declares cinema done,” and I’d mostly agree: it’s been finished by TV and social media.
* How the structure of United States elections privileges the right, right now at least.
* Hollywood’s efforts to kowtow to China. The information warfare war is arguably underway.
* “The Dubrovnik Interviews: Marc Andreessen.” Not just the usual, and not for the easily offended.
* “The Taiwan Temptation:” another article about whether the democracy will be invaded by the autocracy.
* Passing someone else’s software off on your own, and other incredible stories. I’m subscribing to this guy’s blog.
* “Silicon Valley’s ‘Mission Protocol’ Revolution Is Beginning to Attain Critical Mass.” Consistent with my thesis in “Dissent, insiders, and outsiders: Institutions in the age of Twitter.”