Tuesday Is the Cultural Capital! — London Is Burning

 

So we interrupt our regularly scheduled programming…

Turns out everybody in London’s gone plum crazy. Or something. They’re burning stuff up. Because. Um. They’re mad.

And this is what they’re mad at:

But then some people say what they’re really mad at is this:

Also: while I don’t mean to minimize the core issue here — a man in London is dead, some policemen killed him, and now there’s rioting/looting in the streets — I do invite you to think about the nature of news on the internet and about the role that fear and hyperbole play in capturing your attention.

UPDATE!

FYI/411

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