The entertainment industry is desperately insecure, but the guys in Silicon Valley seem a little overconfident.
Xi has arrested dissidents and narrowed the room for expression on the Internet while, at the same time, he has isolated and severed a part of his own organization. This is the political equivalent of a body responding to hypothermia: he is reducing blood flow to the appendages in an effort to fortify the central organs.
I counted three Hardee’s, three Pizza Huts, two KFCs, a Popeye’s and a Ponderosa Steakhouse. In the wide spaces between and around all the gloss and new marble, there is a shockingly large amount of Riverside in Doha.
And so it was that he decided to never go to Mexico again

(from: http://nyr.kr/1nEWztf)

And so it was that he decided to never go to Mexico again

(from: http://nyr.kr/1nEWztf)

This spending of the best part of one’s life earning money in order to enjoy a questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it, reminds me of the Englishman who went to India to make a fortune first, in order that he might return to England and live the life of a poet. He should have gone up a garret at once. “What!” exclaim a million Irishmen starting up from all the shanties in the land, “is not this railroad which we have built a good thing?” Yes, I answer, comparatively good, that is, you might have done worse; but I wish, as you are brothers of mine, that you could have spent your time better than digging in this dirt.