The Best Things I Read on the Internet This Week – October 24

by robinhardwick

Formerly Weekly Reader

The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed [Wired]

Bash Mitzvahs! [New York Magazine]

Overanalyzing ‘Basic’ Is the Most Basic Move of All [Jezebel]

Inside Hollywood’s Shocking Blackface Problem [Buzzfeed]

‘Am I being catfished?’ An author confronts her number one online critic [The Guardian]

“Basic” Is Just Another Word For Class Anxiety [Buzzfeed]

John Doyle: Is nostalgia for Friends all about white privilege? [The Globe and Mail]

“Douchebag”: The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For [Gawker]

The False Promises of Higher Education [Pacific Standard]