Friday morning coffee reads·
Friday forenoon features for curious coffee connoisseurs.
- Portlandia is being blamed for the death of old Portland. “‘Portlandia was the moment something shifted and a new kind of person started showing up in Portland, who wasn’t the same kind of hearty doer, but more of a spectator who wants to be entertained by a city,’ said Carye Bye, a former Portland-based artist.”
- Remembering when artists had day jobs.
- When does a work of art violate the subject’s rights?
- Trade is not a job killer. “Fears of losing jobs to trade are inconsistent with our larger embrace of innovation and competition. More ominously, given that trade-induced job losses are a tiny portion of all job losses, such fears are wildly overblown — so much so that they now have America and the world on the brink of a potentially calamitous trade war.”
- The world’s best hitchhiker shares the secrets of his success.
- Amazon Prime’s streaming numbers are out, and they’re surprisingly underwhelming. You can dig deeper into the numbers in this Reuters story.
- Waffle House uses these secret emergency menus during disasters, when the power and water go out.
- This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you.
- The FBI agent who can’t stop thinking about Waco. “A quarter century after 82 Branch Davidians and 4 federal officers were killed, Byron Sage is still arguing about what happened.”