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This Month – July

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As A Black Woman I Know Too Much About White Hair

We are a collective of people who have been targeted and manipulated by Warren Ellis, author.

Women speak out about Warren Ellis: ‘Full and informed consent was impossible’

‘Cancel Culture’ Is How the Powerful Play Victim

Mind the Gap: a handbook of clinical signs on black and brown skin

“The function, the very serious function of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language and you spend twenty years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly so you have scientists working on the fact that it is. Somebody says you have no art, so you dredge that up. Somebody says you have no kingdoms, so you dredge that up. None of this is necessary. There will always be one more thing.” – Toni Morrison

Why Marie Kondo’s method is ideal for my ADHD

Kansai Yamamoto: Japanese fashion designer dies

Remembering Zizi Jeanmaire, the Dancer Extraordinaire Who Inspired Yves Saint Laurent

Listened to – Music

Gotye “Somebody That I Used To Know” (ft. The Basics & Monty Cotton)

Linkin Park – In The End (Live from Red Square)

Leo P – From Home (featuring my dad)

Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande – Rain On Me (Official Music Video)

Hella Sketchy – Demon With A Halo

Listened to – Podcasts

None in English

Watched – Films and Documentaries

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Watched – TV and Youtube

The Cheerleader: How Bring It On Evolved the Archetype

The History of Queer Coding

I Solved The Disappearance Of My Dad’s Best Friend A perfect example of why, if you cherish great memories about a certain situation, it might be best to leave things in the past.

Tattoos On Black / POC | IT CAN BE DONE!!

Nile Rodgers Tells The Story of “Let’s Dance”

The Story of Pulp and “Common People”

The Last Bronycon: a fandom autopsy

The Girl From Ipanema is a far weirder song than you thought

Miscellaneous awesomeness

 

This Month – June

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A Complete Guide to the Handful of Proper Nouns Anna Wiener Uses in Uncanny Valley

In L.A., Race and Income Remain Major Factors in Coronavirus Deaths

The Results of This Year’s Homeless Count Are Grim—and They Don’t Take the Pandemic’s Impact into Account

Inside Kylie Jenner’s web of lies and why she’s no longer a billionaire A truly absurd article. Not because of the Kardashians lying or anything, that’s just what they do, no news here. It’s just shocking to see the truly horrendous amounts of money being made with this nonsense, especially considering the previous two articles I posted about poverty and homelessness in Los Angeles. Which incidentally is also the city where the Kardashians live.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge

“White Family Facebook Drama Over Police Racism” : tips on how to handle this situation

Christo, Artist Who Wrapped and Festooned on an Epic Scale, Dies at 84

How British Feminism Became Anti-Trans Fuck that.

‘This You?’ – How Black Twitter Turned Accountability Into an Art Form

Did Cards Against Humanity’s ironic humor mask a toxic culture all along? See also: Former employees accuse Cards Against Humanity of a racist and sexist office culture

Breonna Taylor and Black Women are Not Memes

The Vanishing Monuments of Columbus, Ohio

I am Eric Garner’s cousin. Here’s what George Floyd’s family can expect

The Museum at FIT LinkTree, with links to fashion collections from their archives

Is Anna Wintour Going Out of ‘Vogue’?

Listened to – Music

LABI SIFFRE – It Must Be Love A perfect pop song, y/y?

Pentatonix – At Home EP (on Spotify). Because Mitch Grassi

Sixtyeight2ohfive: A Playlist Project

Listened to – Podcasts

None in English

Watched – Films and Documentaries

Martin Margiela: in his own words

Watched – TV and Youtube

Analyzing the “Karen” Meme

Miscellaneous awesomeness

 

This Month – May

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The Age of Instagram Face How social media, FaceTune, and plastic surgery created a single, cyborgian look. Fascinating to see how the current beauty aesthetic, where pretty much every influencer has the same face, has come to be. Please note: I am most definitely not against plastic/cosmetic surgery in general, as it is sometimes the only way to treat pain and/or discomfort. Besides, I would love to say that looks don’t matter, but they do.

Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73

Intense: To the Driver Who Hit Me and Ran

Important: Ecofascism: What It Is & How To Spot It

Activists and Council Members Want to Know Why Many L.A. Hotels Aren’t Housing the Homeless: “Last Friday, Davon Brown, an unhoused organizer who lives in Echo Park, walked into the Ritz-Carlton at L.A. Live and announced that he was looking to book a room. Dressed in sunglasses and a blazer, Brown told staffers he was a famous musician who needed a place to stay in the coming weeks and requested a tour. He was promptly escorted to a suite on the hotel’s 22nd floor. Once he got there, he revealed his true identity.

“I’m not famous,” said Brown, removing his sunglasses. “I’m homeless. I live in Echo Park. And I’m not leaving this hotel until Mayor Garcetti comes and takes hold of these vacancies.”” THE power move to end all power moves. At the same time, it’s devastating that this is apparently the only way to try to get a literal roof over your head. In the middle of a pandemic.

Finally, some GOOD news about ADHD: The Creativity of ADHD More insights on a positive side of a “disorder”

‘Double Rainbow Guy’ Paul Vasquez has died

Food for thought: The Frontier Couple Who Chose Death Over Life Apart

Matrix Director Lilly Wachowski Has an Important Message for Elon Musk and Ivanka Trump

Astrid Kirchherr: a stylish outsider who saw beauty in the Beatles passed away earlier this month at 81.

Beyond the Hashtag: How to Take Anti-Racist Action in Your Life

Listened to – Music

ShitKid – “Oh Please Be A Cocky Cool Kid” (Official Video)

Leo P – Memories Part 1

Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande – Rain On Me (Official Music Video)

The Police – King of Pain

Listened to – Podcasts

Alien Botany: A Glimpse Beyond: “Zoetica Ebb’s “Alien Botany” is a multimedia project of epic proportions and immaculate detail. It features “specimens of otherworldly plant-animal hybrids and their potential interactions with human hosts,” which “examine various mediums, from traditional illustration to sculpture and design.””

Watched – Films and Documentaries

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Watched – TV and Youtube

How This Chair Conquered the World

The obsession with mid-century furniture design, explained

Miscellaneous awesomeness