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This month – September

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Mountain Lion kittens are just as cute as you’d think they’d be. Looks wise at least: It Was a ‘Summer of Kittens’ in the Santa Monica Mountains

Painted cottages in Poland Is it obvious where my dislike of white walls comes from?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87

It’s Time to Take California Back from Joan Didion

My Oversubscribed Life A journey to the tipping point of life optimization.

Against Catharsis: Writing is Not Therapy

In addition to that: Dissecting Pain: An Interview with Alisson Wood

An L.A. Neighborhood Is in Turmoil After Residents Place Boulders in an Underpass to Deter the Unhoused

In “Disappointing, but unsurprising”: Former Employees Claim Chateau Marmont Is a House of Horrors: Staffers tell The Hollywood Reporter that the iconic hotel is a hive of discrimination and mismanagement.

No Memory is Ever Alone: Catherine Panebianco gives life to pictures from the past by photographing them in new settings, refreshing the ritual and recycling her family’s memories.

Finally something to look forward to: the Zandra Rhodes collab with Ikea! It is pink! And yes, it has ruffles!

The medical handbook I wrote about in my juli round up, has been published online: Black and Brown skin

Listened to – Music

Sniff ‘n’ The Tears – “Driver’s Seat” (Official Video)

Leo P – Say So (Doja Cat Cover)

alexmaax – Bruises (Official Video)

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

Listened to – Podcasts

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Watched – Films and Documentaries

Keith Haring: Street Art Boy

Watched – TV and Youtube

Professional Ballerina Reviews Ballet Scenes, from ‘Black Swan’ to ‘Billy Elliot. The professional ballerina in question is Julie Kent, who danced with the American Ballet Theatre for 30 years, 22 of those as a principle dancer, so she knows a thing or two about ballet.

Reconstructing Ballroom History: Older Generations vs. Today

why is cottagecore so gay? Note: it’s gay as in homosexual, which is obviously a good thing.

The Darkest Album I Have Ever Heard – Everywhere at The End of Time

The ‘Author’ of My Immortal Emailed Me, And Then It Got Worse

Miscellaneous awesomeness

This Month – August

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Dan Aykroyd and John Landis: how we made The Blues Brothers

My new favorite art piece: the Homunculus Loxodontus I would love to have them as a waiting room buddy!

Ellis Faas, A Dutch Makeup Artist And Brand Founder Who Celebrated Freedom Of Expression, Dies At 58

Why a Local Art Org Is Trying to Save a Nondescript Hollywood Dry Cleaner from Demolition

In unsurprising news: Roller Skating Isn’t Having a ‘Resurgence’ “The hobby has gone viral during quarantine, but L.A.’s Black roller dancers have been gracefully gliding around the city for decades”;

Escape Into Cottagecore, Calming Ethos for Our Febrile Moment. “Small animals, calico tea cozies and not a lot of men”. Sounds good to me!

How to move your elephant during a pandemic.  After having lived in miserable captivity, Mara the elephant was bound to be transported from Argentina to Brasil to finally live in freedom at a sanctuary. Here’s a video of Mara and her friend Rana, there’s a suspicion that they’ve met before at some point as they became immediate friends. There’s also other videos of Mara in her new habitat on that YouTube channel.

File under “Things that are beyond Not Ok”: Alexandra Grant, Keanu Reeves, and the perils of being the girlfriend of the internets boyfriend.

This article explores all the reasons I have issues with the nonprofit industry: The Buffer Zone: Looking beyond the nonprofit industrial complex

Amid a Worsening Homelessness Crisis, Two Temporary Housing Options Are Ramping Down

Listened to – Music

Marc Almond – Tears Run Rings

Listened to – Podcasts

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Watched – Films and Documentaries

Believer: Dan Reynolds is the singer for the band Imagine Dragons and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He decides to take action to try and change the church’s stance towards the LGBT+ community, both outside and inside of the church community.

Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS In The Forest: A documentary about Depeche Mode, or more specifically their influence on the lives of their fans.

Watched – TV and Youtube

Why “Friday” Was Made: “A deep dive into the bizarre and short-lived phenomenon of terrible tween tunes, and its unethical underbelly”.

The Mystery Behind The World’s Worst Fanfiction All together now: “Hi my name is Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way …”

I Made The Lirika Matoshi Strawberry Dress | Style Studio (P.S. I Made This)

How Neon Signs Are Made for Restaurants

Why this font is everywhere

Playing Dress Up || The Love Witch

Miscellaneous awesomeness

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