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Weekend link dump for May 1

Is Gwyneth Paltrow wrong about everything? Signs point to Yes.

“The emergence of companies as social activists is complicating traditional attitudes on both the left and the right.”

“Wall Street executives would have to wait at least four years to collect most of their bonus pay and could be forced to return money if their companies lose big under rules being proposed to install one of the last major planks of the Dodd-Frank Act.”

What Kevin Drum and Michael O’Hare say.

“Between 40% and 53% of Firefox users running Windows XP are Stuck (which is to say, they can’t be upgraded past Windows XP because they fail at least one of the requirements).”

“In the Philippines, call centers have become havens for gender-nonconforming people, a place where they can experiment with their gender presentation and identity.”

A scientific explanation for “manspreading”. (Via.)

Jocelyn Benson is a bigger badass than you (or me).

“The problem with the Kindle Unlimited scammers isn’t really the compensatory triggers of KU or the fact that everyone, legit author or otherwise, is looking for the way to squeeze as much money as possible from it. The problem is: who bears the immediate economic brunt of the scammers taking advantage of whatever scheme Amazon decides upon?”

A fantastic behind-the-scenes look at how TV – in particular, The Americans on FX – gets made.

Have you ever wondered what a live action Calvin and Hobbes might look like? Well, wonder no more.

How the NFL won the Deflategate appeal.

“But I knew, all the way in Minnesota, Prince could tell he was speaking to a person who had, moments ago, spit a dumpling out of her mouth.”

RIP, Harry Wu, former Chinese political prisoner and human rights activist.

RIP, Blackie Sherrod, legendary Texas sportswriter.

“We all, of course, have our own notions of what real America looks like. Those notions might be based on our own nostalgia or our hopes for the future. If your image of the real America is a small town, you might be thinking of an America that no longer exists.”

“What happened to [Laremy Tunsil] Thursday night shouldn’t happen to anyone, never mind a 21-year-old kid about to celebrate the night of his young life.”

What Steve Benen and Bill Scher say.

RIP, Father Daniel Berrigan, Jesuit priest and longtime peace activist.

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