Anne Applebaum writing in The Atlantic

What could happen in Russia if the story became better known, the details clearer? What if Russians are eventually able to see the same graphic images that we see? What if the price of this pointless violence becomes tangible to them too? The unpopularity of this war is going to grow, and as it gets bigger, the other Russia—the different Russia that has always been there—will grow larger, too. The Russians who flooded the streets in 1991 to cheer the fall of the Soviet Union, the Russians who protested fake elections in 2011, the Russians who turned out in large numbers all across the country to protest the arrest of Navalny in 2021, the Russians, rich and poor, urban and rural, who don’t want their country to be an evil empire—maybe their numbers will expand enough to matter.

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Severance on Apple-TV Mini Review

The best thing about the new Ben Stiller-directed drama on Apple-TV called Severance is the music. Can’t say the script is great. Though some of the ideas are intriguing, every script seems drawn out, as though somebody made a rule that there could be only one good idea per script.

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If you like short form comics, this should work very well for you. Gates - Bad Space Comics

Hello computer

Wrap up on Part 4 of Surrender. Wrap up on working group. Assignments for GW and CTL. Book appreciation for Spiral, Meander and a Waveform edition. Listening to: Pool of Light, remarkably recorded in one session with no overdubbing. Cool and bright at the kitchen table this morning.

Boy and pond.

Bodhi and me.

Currently reading: Extreme Cities by Ashley Dawson 📚

Do Spotify’s problems matter? I get into the Rogan thing in this week’s newsletter

The Waveform Issue 23—Dopesick

The Waveform is a newsletter from Red Cup Agency about the next edge in podcasting. In each issue, I’ll stay on top of things for you. When we launch a new show or post an episode that stands out, I’ll drop that into the newsletter. I’m Lee Schneider, founder and lead producer at Red Cup Agency. Did someone forward this to you, or are you reading it on the web? You can subscribe for free.

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