Read — 2014/05/23

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Political Leaders in Thailand Submit to Military Takeover“, by Thomas Fuller (NY Times). Most leading Thai political figures, like most Thai people, acquiesce to the military’s seizure of power. Singapore’s government warned its citizens that “[t]he situation is unpredictable and volatile, and may evolve quite rapidly”.
  2. Amazon Escalates Its Battle against Publishers“, by David Streitfeld & Melissa Eddy (NY Times). Flexing its clout in revenue-sharing disputes with publishers, Amazon removes “buy” buttons or entire pages of certain products, or simply takes the “UnPrime” approach (i.e. delaying shipment).
  3. Tasting France through Five Signature Dishes“, by Ann Mah (NY Times). Sounds like fun!
  4. Lindy Hop Is Back, Thanks, in Part, to Sweden“, by James Barron (NY Times). Also fun! Check out the YouTube video from the 1941 film “Hellzapoppin” linked in the article. (Warning: Video may contain suggestive and insanely skilled dancing.)