Time Inc., Massage Envy, and Net Neutrality
Past Present Episode 110
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Time magazine and its adjacent properties shaped a generation of journalism. Niki referenced Alan Brinkley’s biography of its founder, Henry Luce. Natalia cited Niki’s book on the rise of conservative media, Messengers of the Right.
- A Buzzfeed news article by Katie J.M. Baker reported 180 sexual assault cases at Massage Envy, a large chain of massage therapy spas. Natalia referenced an article in Massage magazine emphasizing why “massage therapist” (not masseur/masseuse) is now widely used, and wrote an essay that you can access here.
- Net neutrality is under threat. Neil historicized the amorphous idea using this Cnet piece; Niki referenced Danny Kimball’s Washington Post article about the concept’s historical precedents.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Neil discussed this New York Times magazine issue on “Life After Driving.”
- Natalia commented on Michelle D. Brock’s Washington Post article historicizing the term “witch hunt.”
- Niki shared Martha Jones’ Washington Post article about why “Pocahontas” is a slur against mixed-race people.