Happy June! This week, we were drawn to stories of friction: FLOTUS vs activist, technological utopia & dystopia, conflict in the soccer stands, and the struggles of blue-collar Millennials. Check out the interesting questions raised by this week’s roundup:
- Michelle Obama’s heckler, activist Ellen Sturtz, may have had a good point, but does the delivery of her message overshadow its content? @ Washington Post
- Is Kurt Vonnegut’s fictional future, in which technology makes both manual and brain work less relevant, an approaching reality? @ The Economist
- On the consumer side of technology, what are the philosophical implications of products that protect us from our own tech habits? @ The Frailest Thing
- What are the connections between immigration, fascism, and soccer? This amazing article looks at the offensive antics of soccer fans in Italy @ ESPN
- UVA Sociology alum, Jen Silva’s new book is out! How do young working-class individuals cope with the economic and social instability that surrounds them? Read a brief review of the book here @ Publishers Weekly
What are your thoughts? Weigh in by commenting below!