In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
Ordinary Sunday Brunch
Ordinary Sunday Brunch
[Mu1] “‘Dylan goes electric’ is still shorthand for any time an artist or anybody does some radical turn in their music or in their work where they’re sort-of ‘Audience be damned, I need to make the sound I need to make,’” says former Spin editor and Rolling Stone music critic Alan Light, who curated the latest exhibit at the American Writers Museum — “Bob Dylan: Electric.”
[Mu2] How we use music as a possible sleep aid: Respondents believe music stimulates sleep, blocks internal, external sleep disruptors.
[Mu3] Someone just perfectly transcribed HMRC’s hold music while waiting on the phone for 40 minutes: “It was boredom therapy. I just thought it could make someone laugh if I transcribed it and posted it up, it was just silly really. I think the fact that the song just repeats itself is enough make people go insane.”
[Mu4] Look Back at the Original Broadway Production of The Sound of Music.
[Mu5] Fantasia – all the classical music used in the Disney film.
[Ar1] Nevada Museum of Art to Launch Art Satellite into Space on Monday: “If you’re looking at the night sky next week, you might be able to catch a glimpse of something new – a satellite sent up into the Earth’s atmosphere as a piece of art.”
[Ar2] How record-setting art auctions are ruining the old neighborhood.
[Ar3] As Art Collections Grow, So Do the Places That Stash Them.
[Ar4] Saskatoon widow has her husband’s tattoos-and the skin they’re on-preserved: “The preservation process will take three-and-a-half months. Chris’s skin will come out like parchment paper, ready for framing in UV-ray-resistant frames, Sherwood said. “Museum quality,” he said.”
[Ar5] “An iconic 1972 painting by British artist David Hockney soared to $90.3 million at Christie’s on Thursday, smashing the record for the highest price ever paid at auction for a work by a living artist.”
[Hi1] If you’ve been reading our friend Luis A. Mendez’s excellent articles on the election, you might also check out his multi-part series entitled “Roaring: The Nineteen Twenties,” over at Conservative Pathways. Here is the first installment, “Roaring: A Return To Normalcy On The First Presidential Election In 1920s America.”
[Hi2] Have Americans forgotten the history of this deadly flu? “Overall, 675,000 Americans were killed by the Spanish flu. This number surpasses the total of U.S. soldiers killed in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War combined. Current day estimates put the death toll from the 1918-1919 outbreak of the Spanish flu between 80 to 100 million worldwide.”
[Hi3] The History of First Ladies’ Memoirs: Freed from the political constraints of living in the White House, these famous women have over the decades shared their personal opinions with the public.
[Hi4] “One of the old-growth trees in Muir Woods was cut down after a localized fire about 10 years ago — and scientists found history inside. “There were very many scars,” said National Park Service scientist Alison Forrestel. Some of the more recent scars dated from about 1820, others from the period 1835 to 1841. The biggest was in 1822, the most recent in 1863. The scars seem to indicate that wildfires swept through Muir Woods fairly regularly and they were intense enough to blacken tall redwoods.”
[Fo1] Double Dipping? 5-Second Rule? Scientists Separate Food Fact From Fiction In New Book.
[Fo2] Stop Squeezing The Food At Me: “An unavoidable consequence of spending any meaningful amount of time online is being exposed to viral food content. Some of that stuff looks good and appetizing and much of it is trollish and stupid and decadent in ways that suggest a culture in serious trouble. But there is one particular aspect to this genre that I simply cannot handle anymore: the squeezing.”
[Fo3] Infuriating: “After pouring bleach on food made for the homeless, Kansas City health officials change course.”
[Fo4] Whoops: “According to Oliver, the Queen and Prince Philip regularly eat their meals with notepads so they can send their suggestions back to the kitchen. This time, however, it was less of a suggestion and more of a threat. Once, on a torn-off top sheet the footmen found the dead body of a slug,” Charles wrote, adding that Queen Elizabeth wrote a small note next to the little body that read, “I found this in the salad—could you eat it?”