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Ari Melber is just as funny, clever, and quick in his Substack as he on tv. Nestled among the political and news coverage, you’ll find gems such as a tribute to music mogul Clive Davis and a series on protest anthems.
In TK News, Rolling Stone scribe Matt Taibbi writes about politics, yes—(his presidential campaign coverage is among the very best)—but he also covers books, tv news, and the media landscape. I’ve been particularly interested of late in his work on free speech issues.
If you’d ever wanted to climb into WIRED editor (and @realTrumpcast podcaster) Virginia Heffernan’s brain, here’s your chance. She collects and highlights her activities from around the internet here, so you can find everything from a contemporary cultural history of slime to a dissection of the power dynamics in play in Russia to thoughts on internet culture.
Greg Olear has been writing about Trump and Russia for years. At PREVAIL, you’ll find that, plus more deep dives into crime and corruption—all done with Olear’s narrative flair.
Jill Filipovic writes about everything from US politics and policy to popular culture to law and the courts to international affairs—much of it refracted through her tight lens on feminism. Recent pieces have tackled everything from the environmental costs of having children to the exhaustion surrounding current political debate.
Jessica Reed Kraus is not afraid to describe exactly what she sees—not what people want her to see, but the unvarnished truth. She is not afraid of being controversial. She is thoughtful and brave.