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Episode 130: Arcade Fire Is Canceled, Student Loans Are Canceled, Everyone Is Canceled

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Journalists Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal scour the internet for its craziest, silliest, most sociopathic content, part of an obsessive and ill-conceived attempt to extract kernels of meaning and humanity from a landscape of endless raging dumpster fires.
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This week: Jesse gets sent directly to Jewish Hell for misrepresenting Judaism, Men’s Health becomes the next to fall to ideological capture and publishes the worst advice column of all time, and Win Butler of Arcade Fire fame becomes the next to be canceled due to allegations of sexual misconduct. But as usual, there may be more to the story…

Links:

Nathan Robinson review WITH MAJOR SPOILER

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2022/08/j-k-rowlings-new-novel-shows-why-having-an-editor-is-important

NPR on Rowling’s new book

https://www.npr.org/2022/08/31/1120299781/jk-rowling-new-book-the-ink-black-heart

Trace’s article on Biden’s student loan cancellation program

Tracing Woodgrains
Anger At Student Loan Cancellation Is Justified
Almost two years ago, when student loan cancellation was previously being tossed around as a policy proposal, I saw an unpopular message pop up on Twitter…
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Judaism lore: on graven images

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/ask-the-expert-graven-images/

Men’s Health publishes the worst advice column ever (a record soon to be shattered)

https://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/a41018711/sexplain-it-vagina-fetish-sex-bisexual/

Pitchfork breaks news of allegations against Win Butler of Arcade Fire fame

https://pitchfork.com/news/arcade-fires-win-butler-accused-of-sexual-misconduct-by-multiple-women-frontman-responds/

Image: DUBLIN, IRELAND - AUGUST 30: Richard Reed Parry, Win Butler, Tim Kingsbury, Régine Chassagne and Sarah Neufeld of Arcade Fire perform at The 3Arena Dublin on August 30, 2022 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Debbie Hickey/Getty Images)