This interactive piece from The New York Times on Simone Biles, the US gymnast, is awesome:
Her signature move is a double layout with a half-twist and a blind landing. When she first performed it in 2013, no one else had ever tried it in competition.
It’s now officially known as “The Biles.”
Sports’ debut EP, We’ll Get There Eventually, is available on Bandcamp. It also contains a bunch of b-sides, demos, and other rarities.
Last week Bill Simmons announced his upcoming new website, The Ringer. Today his partnership with Medium for the publishing of said website has been announced. Edward Lichty’s post about the partnership is filed with PR platitudes but one line in particular set off my bullshit detector:
We eliminate the need for any investment in tech, provide access to a growing network oriented towards meaningful engagement, and deliver constant, always-on innovation from a world-class product development team, whether you’re a single blogger or a large commercial publication — all for free.
I think Medium is a really interesting product and a great environment for hosting medium to long form text — and I’ll continue to recommend it for a certain set of writers. But any company promising this sort of thing for free is really saying for right now. The other shoe drops eventually. I’d recommend a read of David Winer’s “Anywhere But Medium” for the counter argument.
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