Matt Waldman’s Reads Listens Views (November 9, 2018)

Herbie Hanock. Photo by Francis Wolff.

Matt Waldman’s Reads Listens Views is back and devoted to a short list of recommended reads, listens, and views for the week. 


If you’re new to the Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog, welcome.  Every Friday, I post links to pieces that I’ve found personally compelling or to content I hope will eventually scratch that itch when I get around to it.

You may not like everything listed here, but you’re bound to like something.


Scientists say mysterious ‘Oumuamua’ object could be an alien spacecraft: Harvard researchers raise the possibility that it may be “a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization.”

Two Indiana Police Officers to be Charged After Video Shows Them Beating Handcuffed Man: On Friday, the Elkhart, Indiana, Police Department released a 30-second clip of two officers beating a man in custody. Now [Pro Publica] has the full 30 minutes, ending with the man leaving the police station on a stretcher.

Georgia Officials Quietly Patched Security Holes They Said Didn’t Exist: A ProPublica analysis found that the state was busily fixing problems in its voter registration hours after the office of Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for governor, had insisted the system was secure.




Jim Buckel’s Metaphysical Landscapes.

Japanese Illustrations from the collection 50 Watts


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