This Month – May

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Read – Online

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