Required Reading

This week, it’s mostly photos and visual reactions to the Trump presidency because sometimes words just don’t work.

Yoko Ono has the best Trump response (yes and yes):

In case you didn’t think Trump would deport millions and build that wall, 60 Minutes has some information for you:

“President-elect Donald Trump’s hard-line immigration stance was a central part of his campaign message in 2016 — and he said in an interview airing Sunday that he plans to immediately deport approximately two to three million undocumented immigrants.”

Ishmael Reed gives us hope, but also breaks it down:

Though White nationalism has millions of followers, it is essentially a death cult and Trump’s most prominent constituency has the highest suicide rate among all ethnic groups. Maybe that’s why they voted for a man who promises to fling H-bombs about and is a global warming denier even though some scientists say that we are approaching the point of no return for doing something about climate change.. For the rest of us, White, Black, Yellow, Brown and Native American, living under a White supremacist government is like being tethered to a suicide bomber.

The new Der Speigel cover says a lot:

George W. Bush pops up to remind you things could get worse:


Catalan artist Víctor Enrich imagines what the white house might look after Trump moves in:

More phallus than Presidential residence. (via Design Boom)
More phallus than Presidential residence. (via Design Boom)

Want to get involved in the democratic process? Want to know the best way to get your US congressperson’s attention? This is a useful thread to read:

Flashback to Hitler: Remember when the New York Times said Hitler was only kidding about anti-semitism?

The sad chairs of academia are very, very sad:

This one from Cornell
This one from Cornell … so sad. (via Sad Chairs of Academia)

Do you see it? Too funny not to share:

The end? Maybe:

Required Reading is published every Sunday morning ET, and is comprised of a short list of art-related links to long-form articles, videos, blog posts, or photo essays worth a second look.

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