Chris Lehmann on Yahoo, Andrew Ross on human rights abuses in the UAE, Elizabeth Bruenig on class anxiety in "The Babadook," and more

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Hello Dandies,

We had a wonderful time discussing fashion, philosophy, nudism, and female supremacy this week at Le Poisson Rouge; thanks to all who came out to celebrate the launch of issue 27, "Venus in Furs," with us. And a special thanks to guests of honor Lucy Ellmann, Ann Friedman, Eugenia Williamson, and moderator Anna Holmes. You all can give us fashion advice any day.

This week on The Baffler online, we highlighted Chris Lehmann's glorious, bridge-burning salvo against his old employer, Yahoo News. He should have known it would be bad, he writes, when he received this ominous portent: "My formal job offer came packaged in a FedEx box that had been rigged up to deliver the company's irksome trademark soprano 'Yahoo' each time you opened it. Even after I rushed it into my kitchen trash can, it would start in on its infernal yodeling loop whenever I'd discard a used yogurt carton or wadded-up paper towel on top. It was the branding mechanism that would not die."

Also up on the site now, Elizabeth Bruenig's piece from our new issue on the shaming of working-class mothers in the Australian horror film The Babadook, and NYU professor and human rights activist Andrew Ross has updated his piece from a previous issue "Degrees of Danger," with his account of being barred entry into the United Arab Emirates after criticizing labor conditions there. Enjoy....


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Purple Reign: The unmaking of a Yahoo by Chris Lehmann (no. 27)
Stingrays, ShotSpotters, and Our New Relentless Surveillance by Jacob Silverman on the Baffler blog
Degrees of Danger: In the United Arab Emirates, updated by Andrew Ross (no. 26)
Starbucks's Race to the Center of Civic Life by Siva Vaidhyanathan on the Baffler blog
Keeping Up with the Babadooks by Elizabeth Bruenig (no. 27)
Peer-to-Peer Pressure by Dale Lately on the Baffler blog
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