This Week on the Internet
Here at Chicago Ideas, we’re constantly reading, researching and consuming—all as we work to put together a stellar lineup of programming. In Consumables, we share a few of our favorite places on the Internet each week.
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The End Is Nigh
But How Did She Look?
Serena Williams won Wimbledon and secured her second #SerenaSlam this weekend. Instead of celebration, a debate raged over a misguided article on women’s body image in tennis published in The New York Times It’s an article the newspaper’s own public editor admitted was a “double fault” and that others have pointed out may have deep roots in a sport that has too often focused on femininity and grace over athleticism and humanity.
“How I Found the Harper Lee Manuscript”
Harper Lee’s lawyer, Tonja Carter, cryptically hints at a third novel in this Wall Street Journal op-ed. Meanwhile, The New York Times points out the many discrepancies between To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman.
The Happiest of Hours
Happy Hour is back in Illinois, be it good, bad or indifferent.
Diversity in Nominations
Are the Emmys relevant again? With an increased range of television programming to choose from, the Emmys made some groundbreaking choices.