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05 May 15:40

Who Makes The Nazis?

by The Awl

Or why Chris Cillizza makes mouth breathing seem sophisticated.


Last week, in a column defending Ivanka Trump after she was booed by a German audience for supporting her father’s pitiful paid-leave policies, [troglodytic CNN commentator Chris] Cillizza, somehow channeling the voices of Ward Cleaver and John Mayer simultaneously, wrote: “It’s important to remember that Ivanka is, first and foremost, her father’s daughter. As such, she is going to defend him — as would almost every daughter in any situation in which her dad is under attack.” Wha… at? When we remind ourselves of the fact that Cillizza has, since Trump became president, displayed a thinly veiled horniness for the first daughter, this sentence takes on a nauseating tinge. As Cillizza’s star has risen to that of the pundit class, his stupidity — expressed via Simpsons memes, use of outdated teen lingo, and gleeful participation in Trump hagiography — has become all the more apparent, along with his desire for attention.

Awl pal Leah Finnegan plays “Who goes Nazi?” with the media and the answers will surprise you! (In the sense that it’s not just otiose doofuses — doofi ?— like Chris Cillizza.) Anyway, if you are not subscribed to the Leah Letter, which is widely regarded by some of the smartest people in the business as “the best bit of opt-in dyspepsia available these days,” what are you waiting for?

Who goes Nazi? Media edition

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15 Feb 17:47

All The People Who Predicted Donald Trump

by Silvia Killingsworth
03 Jun 07:48

Short Stack Editions Are Love Letters in Cookbook Form — New Cookbook

by Emma Christensen

Holding one of these Short Stack mini-cookbooks feels like being handed something special — a secret note passed in class, a mix tape made just for you, a slim diary found in the back of a garage sale book. Each edition focuses on just one ingredient, from sweet potatoes to buttermilk, whatever ingredient is nearest-and-dearest to the author's heart. Then, in the span of 48 pages, we get all the reasons (and recipes) why we should love that ingredient, too.