Daily Archive: November 18, 2017

Nov
18

The Problem With Apu

In The Problem With Apu, South Asian-American comedian Hari Kondabolu confronts his long-standing “nemesis” Apu Nahasapeemapetilon – better known as the Indian convenience store owner on The Simpsons. Creator and star Kondabolu discusses how this controversial caricature was created, burrowed its way into the hearts and minds of Americans, and continues to exist – intact…

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Nov
18

Film Role Importance by Gender

Very interesting comparison: Source: 1843

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Nov
18

Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes diplomatic office in Washington

Potential rupture in relations threatens to undermine Trump’s bid for peaceRex Tillerson says Palestinians ran afoul of obscure provision in US law

The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington. The potential rupture in relations threatens to undermine Donald Trump’s bid for Middle East peace – a mission he has handed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

Related: Israeli military chief wants closer Saudi ties as Iran tensions rise

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Nov
18

MiB: Greg Sands, Costanoa Ventures & Netscape

Our conversation this weekend is with Greg Sands, founder of Costanoa Ventures. Sands was the first product manager at Netscape Communications, and created the business plan for the company. He also coined the name “Netscape.” Prior to founding Costanoa, Sands was a Managing Director at legendary venture fund Sutter Hill, where he invested in early stage…

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Nov
18

10 Weekend Reads

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Guatemala Antigua coffee, grab a seat by the fire, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • Elon Musk, Architect of Tomorrow: Inside the inventor’s world-changing plans to inhabit outer space, revolutionize high-speed transportation, reinvent cars (Rolling Stone) • The Cause and Consequences of the Retail Apocalypse…

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