Mash-Up Round-Up: Avocado Alert + Miss Universe Goes In
The week of October 1, 2016 was PINEAPPLE PENS; long live the Crackberry; and attempting to chill the F out and ignore the typhoon surrounding us. Seriously, nothing can keep us from a pork bun.
ALERT: AVOCADOS ARE IN DANGER.
Mash-Ups In The News:
Yesterday was a dream. Today, a commitment.
via The New York Times
Stella Jean: Fashion, Minus Appropriation
With cultural appropriation controversies rocking the fashion world (*cough* Marc Jacobs *cough*), it’s refreshing to finally see border-crossing fashion done right. Stella Jean, a Haitian-Italian Mash-Up, is creating stunning collections that pair Western silhouettes with prints and colors from her own multicultural heritage as well as others. Nina Garcia would not be bored.
“Cup Noodles” Turns 45: A Closer Look At This Revolutionary Ramen
97 billion Cup Noodles [Editor’s Note: It’s Cup Noodles, not Cup of Noodles. Big learning today.], that styrofoam staple of broke college students worldwide, were slurped up in 80 different countries last year alone. Well, not necessarily slurped. In the U.S., the ramen in Cup Noodles is shorter than it is in Asia, because Americans don’t like to slurp. The more you know!
Mash-Up Migrants Sent $133 Billion To Their Home Countries Last Year
Migrant workers sent more than $133 billion from the U.S. to their home countries last year. The top recipients: Mexico, with $24 billion; China, with $16 billion, and India, with $11 billion. Mash-Up money knows no borders, even if our politicians would have us believe otherwise.
Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado Just Became Donald Trump’s Nightmare
Alicia Machado is working with the Hillary campaign to expose Trump for calling her “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping” for her weight gain and her accent. Trump continues to, como se dice? Step in it. Related: The phrase “registrarse para votar” was searched more than 100,000 times during the presidential debate. Mash up the vote,familia!
Bias Isn’t Just A Police Problem, It’s A Preschool Problem
Implicit biases — those subtle stereotypes we all have that guide our behavior and thinking — can negatively impact how preschool teachers treat Black kids. Yep, that’s right: preschool. But surprisingly, researchers found that Black teachers often judged Black students more harshly than white teachers did, perhaps because they were holding them to a higher standard of behavior.
Hey Usher, We Don’t Think That Means What You Think It Means
You know we worship at the Temple of Usher. So we’re assuming his most recent fashion statement, a sweatshirt that reads “Silence Is Consent,” is clearly about the importance of voting and couldn’t possibly be taken to mean anything different…right?
via Very Smart Brothas
Craving Pork Knuckles? There’s An App For That
Do you ever get overcome with a need for home cooked comfort food? (Duh this happens to us at least once a week.) The Chinese diaspora in Southern California has figured out the answer: It’s created an underground economy of home cooks and hungry, homesick customers, connected by WeChat, a popular Chinese messaging app. You order dumplings, a home cook makes them, you meet, you pay, you fill your belly. Next up: Bringing these Mash-Up entrepreneurs into the mainstream.
via Los Angeles Times
As Of Tuesday The Western Hemisphere Has No (Official) Wars
This week featured a vital day in future history: After more than 50 years of civil war, Colombia’s government signed a peace agreement with the FARC. The agreement marks the end of all wars in the Western Hemisphere. Viva Colombia!
This story about a father-son trip to Paris Fashion Week (the best bar mitzvah gift EVER by the way) is actually about how people reveal, and protect, their true selves. The lesson here is love.