Link List #160: Brazilian surfers, numbness, and the reinvention of the human face
This week we’ve been reading about record breaking Brazilian surfers, traceable supply chains in the fashion industry, and how nothingness became everything we wanted.
- Even before the pandemic, American culture was embracing numbness as an antidote for the overload of digital capitalism. But is it a real escape — or just another trap?” Writer Kyle Chaka meditates upon sensory deprivation, noise-cancelling headphones, and Marie Kondo-inspired minimalism for The New York Times.
- Reporters Without Borders’ annual roundup reveals a total of 50 journalists were killed worldwide in 2020, and that while the number of journalists killed in countries at war continues to fall, more are being murdered in countries not at war.
Photography: Ashish Chandra