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This week, Obama delivered the endorsement. Hillary asked Trump to delete Twitter. We said goodnight to the great Mohammed Ali. Gawker filed for bankruptcy. The Bilderberg meetings got underway and introduced us all to “the precariat.” The internet put Brock Turner, his dad, and Judge Aaron Persky in their respective places. Siri saved a baby’s life. Hello Kitty’s face was grown into the skin of Japanese cantaloupes. A monkey fell onto a transformer in Kenya, causing a nationwide blackout. And a seagull nearly drowned in a vat of tikka masala. Cute!

Heather Havrilesky has unleashed an epic rant against performative foodieism at The Baffler. It takes a while to get going, but she lays out a bourgeois exercise of power no different than any other—one where a cloak of care for the earth masks considerable costs and distracts from genuine questions of sustainable food consumption. 

Not only has the elevation of food to a luxury created absurd expectations around a dimension of survival that might best involve as few exotic elements as possible, but it’s also warped our understanding of how we exist on the Earth and how we coexist with our fellow earthlings, the cuddliest and cutest of which also tend to taste really good the younger and lazier and the more stuffed with non-GMO hazelnuts they are.

Specialists are calling the rise of an online community of “targeted individuals” one of the most alarming developments in the history of mental illness. The group, banded together by the grace of the internet, demands recognition of their shared experience being gang-stalked. For The New York Times, Mike McPhate dives deep into an echo chamber of paranoia.

In this episode of The Organist, Craig Dykers of Snøhetta (the firm behind the new SFMOMA) talks toward an architectural theory of smooching: “The determination of success in a structure is how many people are holding hands or kissing in it.”

The great Janet Malcolm has a bone to pick with translators who fancy themselves better writers than their sources. She calls it “writing that is like singing or piano playing by someone who is not musical.”

Benjamen Walker (the man behind the Theory of Everything podcast) looks at the business of American craft beer and how big industry players continue to hold on to the craft label by lying, changing the rules, or just buying up whoever’s doing well. 

For a moment there, hipster food was all about pizza and Pabst. Then it was camera-ready kale with a tahini drizzle. This tongue-in-cheek piece from The Awl spreads a little nuance on your locally sourced artisanal bread, you hungry hungry hippos.

We just heard about a most fluffy presidential hair collection at the Drexel University Academy of Natural Sciences that includes 12 unique hair clumps from the likes of Washington, Jefferson, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Andrew Jackson. But while Trump would certainly round out the collection, dear lord, may he not have the chance! 

For The New Yorker, Anna Wiener dives through the first two years of Wired magazine—a time capsule of a particular point of possibility—when, sure, the gadgets were clunkier, but also when techno-utopianism hadn't yet swallowed the hippie idealism whole. Back then, what lay at the core of the narrative was dissent

Justin Bieber’s new music video is objectively good. Well, some of us think so.

This is Paul Ford on latent maps, open data, and the long-gone idea of the semantic web.

Tonight, a few of us are off to a crumbling, disused power station in Toronto’s portlands to listen to drone metal amidst dangling cables. What Toronto is attempting with the “adaptive reuse” of the vast monolith that is The Hearn—namely a new kind of creative community space—is vital to a city like ours.

A lot of you clicked on the Hillary Clinton profile from New York Mag last week, only to find that the link was not quite right. Here's the real one. Also, if last week’s issue fell into your spam trap due to our vaporwave subject line, T H E  O V E R P R I N T  R E G R E T S  T H E  E R R O R.
This is a blackberry. To all a goodnight.
 
The Overprint is a weekly newsletter from The Alpine Review. It's put together by Anna DuckworthEli Burnstein, John Di Palma, Patrick Pittman, and Chris Lange.
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