Wednesday Link-Off: The Story Behind the Story

anna-kendrick-britishfashionawards14-02We’re getting to that point in the year where posts are a little harder to come by. I try to plan posts a week or two ahead but that doesn’t mean that I’m always able to figure out all that I want to put on the blog ahead of time. For example, I know that there will be a video game review this week and one early next week. However, I’m missing a Thursday post in the mean time. I have to pull something together quickly.

Anyway, it’s time for the links. Let’s bring back old blog favourite Anna Kendrick.

Kathryn Borel talks about when the CBC ignored her when she told them about Jian Ghomeshi harassing her on the job. (The Guardian)

A little while back, we ran a link to a story about a rape and the rape culture at the University of Virginia. Here’s the story behind the story. (Washington Post)

A program in Tampa claims to help homeless people find jobs and get back into society, it looks like it’s all a front to make the program money. (Tampa Bay Times)

How’s your money doing? You might want to look again because a CIA insider allegedly claims we’re six months from a massive, cataclysmic depression. (Money Morning)

Possibly exacerbating that problem is that Russia is headed for a recession thanks to falling oil prices and the Ukraine crisis. (CBC News)

If you’re a fan of UK-produced porn, you might want to start looking elsewhere. They’re censoring a lot of things out of it, including dirty talk. (The Independent)

Terry Crews sets the world straight when it comes to modern feminism and masculinity. (Jezebel)

FIFA President Sepp Blatter is trying to shift blame for the deaths of hundreds of workers in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. He says it’s not FIFA’s fault. (The Guardian)

Peter King might be the most protected man in sports media. He’s considered one of the best in football despite his coverage of Janay Rice being an embarrassment to his profession. (Deadspin)

Don’t look now but the beard is here. Or, at least, it’s on the faces of an increasing number of big business executives. (New York Times)

I’m a big board game fan but is the board game industry heading for a crash? (TGIK Games Blog)

A fascinating long interview with Chris Rock about comedy and America. (Vulture)

One of Jimmy Kimmel’s most popular segments is Celebrities Read Mean Tweets. How did they get celebs to agree to that? (Vanity Fair)

Could you remake the Star Wars: Episode VII trailer using original trilogy footage? Actually, you can.

Telltale’s Game of Thrones game came out yesterday. Review will be the week after next at the latest but here’s a look at the trailer.

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