A protester kneels atop the Confederate Memorial to protest in anticipation of a white supremacist march on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 in Durham, N.C. The sheriff had issued a statement that he was investigating the rumors, but no gathering of white supremacists was apparent by midafternoon. However, officers blocked streets and businesses closed. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP)
@fremson took this photo of the Grewink #Glacier, near the fishing and tourism town of Homer, Alaska. In recent years, vast physical distances have become less limiting, bringing conveniences. But what does that mean for the state’s identity? Senator Lisa Murkowski’s recent votes against repeal of the Affordable Care Act reinforced the perception that people in #Alaska are go-it-alone independent thinkers, shaped by their far remove from the more settled, politically divided lower 48. But many longtime residents, writers and business people in Alaska said that the sense of “only in Alaska” exceptionalism is fading. High-speed internet is reaching tiny villages, opening communities to greater connection with the outside world. Dan Fischer, an artist in Homer, has long depended on tourists for a living in selling art. Amazon upended all that, he said, by connecting him and other artists with new supply lines and buyers around world. About 70% of Mr. Fischer’s art lamps, made from local beach stones, now ship out through Amazon, he said — up from 0 less than 2 years ago. Homer as an art colony, he said, is not the same. “We gained access, but lost some of our uniqueness,” he said. Visit the link in our profile to read more.
Nikki Murphy is giving us Bod Goals in her @fashionnova fit👀🔥
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An American flag was hung between two firetrucks during the funeral of fallen Virginia State Trooper-Pilot Berke Bates. Bates died in a fatal crash of a helicopter that had been monitoring a violent white-nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Va.
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It’s the golden age of TV. And writers are paying the toll. Last year, while working 2 jobs, Kirk Moore was getting by on 3 hours of sleep (at most). During his all-night writing binges for @americancrimeabc and @13reasonswhy, he was also sipping on Applejack Crown Royal. Plus lots of Gummy Worms and caffeine. The result: a panic attack that sent him to the emergency room. “I remember I was at urgent care, working on my script because I was on deadline and I didn’t want to tell them I was sick,” Kirk said of an episode he wrote for @americancrimeabc.@andrewwhitey photographed Kirk on his balcony in Valley Village, California. His hospital stay may be an extreme manifestation of the stresses of the TV writing life, but the profession’s possible pitfalls are willingly accepted by a growing number of writers. They’re enticed by the increased prestige of writing for a medium long disdained as a vast wasteland. We’re in the era of #PeakTV, when streaming services do battle with the broadcast and cable networks to win the allegiances of audiences. The writer @alexsuskind talked to 3 of them about what it’s like to work in this golden age. Visit the link in our profile to read more.