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  • Coronavirus has laid bare the racial fault lines in access to clean, safe water

    Many of the Covid-19 hotspots have been in majority-black and Indigenous areas where residents have been fighting for affordable water accessThey shut his water off over an unpaid bill – and then a fire broke outCovid-19 is a never-ending lesson in the history, legacy and reality of structural racism in America. We see it everywhere the pandemic forces us to look: in infection rates, unemployment, housing insecurity and the loss of life. It’s also glaring in an area that has not gotten enough...

    the Guardian
  • ‘Dirty Lines’: Netflix Beefs Up Dutch Originals with Erotic Phone Line Series

    The series centers on young businessman Frank Stigter, who starts the first telecom sex company in Europe.

    Decider
  • The rise of 80s-era erotic phone lines gets Netflix show, ‘Dirty Lines’

    Netflix is working with Fremantle-owned producer Fiction Valley on a Dutch original series that will examine the rise of erotic phone lines against the backdrop of the 1980s cultural revolution in Amsterdam. “Dirty Lines” is inspired by Fred Saueressig’s book “06-Cowboys” and centers on young businessman Frank Stigter, who goes about setting up Europe’s first

    New York Post
  • Netflix Orders ‘Dirty Lines,’ A Dutch Original Series On The Rise Of Erotic Phone Lines In The 1980s

    Netflix is working with Fremantle-owned producer Fiction Valley on a Dutch original series that will examine the rise of erotic phone lines against the backdrop of the 1980s cultural revolution in Amsterdam. Dirty Lines is inspired by Fred Saueressig’s book 06-Cowboys and centers on young businessman Frank Stigter, who goes about setting up Europe’s first [

    Deadline
  • The Best Books and Movies About Americans in Europe (to Replace the Trip to Europe You Can’t Go On This Year)

    Daniel Riley's new novel Barcelona Days joins the long tradition of books and movies about Americans in Europe. Here, he shares a few of the classics.

    GQ
  • Dancing Through The Geopolitical Minefield

    Dancing Through The Geopolitical Minefield Tyler Durden Thu, 07/02/2020 - 16:25 Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The elites dancing through the minefield all have plans, but how many are prepared for the punch in the mouth? Open any newspaper from the past 100 years and you will soon find a newsworthy geopolitical hotspot or conflict. Geopolitical conflict is the default setting for humanity, it seems, but it does feel as if the minefield of...

    Zero Hedge
  • Brickbat: I Got a Line on You

    Rossford, Ohio, police officer Glenn Goss Jr. has resigned after the Ohio State Highway Patrol began an investigation into whether he used a police database to identify and contact a woman through social media. Emily Hackler said she noticed a black truck following her on her way home from the gym. A few hours later, she received a message on Facebook from Goss saying, "Had fun racing you on Crossroads and 795 earlier." When she asked who he was, Goss sent a picture of himself in his police...

    Reason.com