Trump's tax returns won’t move the needle. It’s not a surprise. Elaborate tax avoidance is a badge of honor for many.

One eye-opening figure is that The Apprentice brought in $427.4 million, including licensing and endorsement deals—a big number that shows his personal brand success dwarfs actual business acumen. 

Lastly, as a tip for the Biden debate-prep team… tomorrow night… consider leaving out the tax stuff. Set aside “the issues” and focus on making better dumdum jokes. Clown on Trump relentlessly like it’s Wrestlemania. Have fun with it! As a surprise, have a nurse come out and draw blood, conduct a drug test, live for the nation. Let’s see what gear these grandpas are on.


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How Long Gone anchor
In #085 @themjeans & @donetodeath talk about shoplifting, Marc Maron living in Jason’s neighborhood, podcasting your way through a drug relapse, their attempt to bring back appointment television, Chris’ upcoming plant-based meal plan, why being a DJ is better than being a writer, and Chris makes the argument that Hole is a better band than Nirvana.

Fleetwood Mac – “Big Love” (Live, The Dance) youtube

Long-concealed Records Show Trump’s Chronic Losses nyt
"Trump has been more successful playing a business mogul than being one in real life." 

COVID Didn’t Destroy New York. Austerity Just Might. slate
The city and state’s power brokers are so afraid of the gritty 1970s that they’re inadvertently bringing them back.

As Their Numbers Grow, COVID-19 “Long Haulers” Stump Expert jamanetwork
“Five months, 16 emergency department trips, and 3 short hospitalizations later, Lockman can’t remember a lot of things. She places the blame squarely on coronavirus.

The Remains of the Heyday: Are Subcultures Still Possible? ssense
Big Freedia, Sasha Geffen, Jockum Hallin, Kevin Hatt, Dean Kissick, Trace Lysette, and Bernadette Van-Huy on the state of the underground in the age of the algorithm. 

Prada’s New Look: The Appraisal vogue
The designers debuted their first co-designed collection during a mostly digital Milan Fashion Week. Buyers, analysts and critics weigh in.

Bode’s Make-Do-and-Menswear Will Make You Love Patchwork Again ft
Emily Adams Bode’s modern take on an ancient craft skill is causing a style commotion.

Why Spotify Has So Many Bizarre, Generic Artists Like ‘White Noise Baby Sleep’ onezero
The platform is filled with search-optimized spammers, and there’s no end in sight

Why You Should Be Skeptical of Ring's Indoor Security Drone ieee
Just let your homes be burgled, folks.

Panic! at the Disco’s Flourishes Weren’t Just Dramatic. They Were Theater. nyt
A look back at the band’s 15-year-old debut, “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out,” a commercial success that simultaneously satirized and celebrated staged spectacles.

‘This Is Breonna Taylor’s Home’: Scenes From Louisville thecut
On Wednesday afternoon, when a Kentucky grand jury announced its decision regarding Breonna Taylor’s killers, photographer J.D. Barnes was watching with a crowd in Louisville’s Jefferson Square Park. “You heard audible gasps,” Barnes said. “It was just disbelief.”

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