Mash-Up Round-Up: Ali Wong + Jaboukie + Björk
The week of October 19, 2019 was listening to our children whine; making sure they don’t turn into narcissists; and ingesting as much CBD as humanly possible. It’s been a week![
RIP, Rep. Cummings. We will work day and night to see this through.
Mash-Ups In The News:
A Guide To Asian Restaurants, By Ali Wong
There’s a tank of live fish in front? Good sign. The waiters are white? Bad sign. There are groups of old Asian women? Very good sign.
via New York Mag
California Becomes First State In The Country To Push Back School Start Times
Let our kids sleep! The torture of 6:30am mornings and 7:15am drop offs could be coming to an end, and we’re here for it.
via Los Angeles Times
Shaker Heights Has Tried For 60 Years To Tackle Race. What If Trying Isn’t Enough?
Integration isn’t a problem in Shaker Heights. But the problems they’re facing in their schools shows how moving kids into the same building isn’t the same as providing equal education.
via Washington Post
The Origins Of Fake Meat Are Rooted In Chinese Cooking
Mock meats are having their moment, but we owe our beyond burgers and mainstream vegan subs to our past. We’re talking Medieval China past. Imitation meats are an innovation, a science, and an art.
Future Folklore: An Unedited E-mail Correspondence Between Rei Kawakubo And Björk
Rei Kawakubo: I want to thank you Björk for your amazing deeply thought questions. warmest regards.
Björk: gratitudes back rei warmthness and endless respect
Qatar Is Air Conditioning The Outdoors
116 degrees in the shade outside the new soccer stadium. And Qatar is hosting the 2022 World Cup. It’s one of the fastest warming areas of the world, and it’s what the rest of the world can expect if we don’t get our act together.
via Washington Post
Japan’s Preschool And Childcare Become Free
Don’t mind us, just exploring our options for naturalization as Japanese citizens…
Jaboukie Young-White On Why Masculinity Needs A Rebrand
“Being ‘masc’ is basically just gay for ‘I’m not like other girls.’” What does masculinity mean to The Daily Show’s resident actual young Mash-Up Jaboukie Young-White? What does masculinity mean today?
A Descendant Of Slavery Confronts Her Inheritance
“My cousin asked the descendants of the enslaved what they would want to say to the descendants of the slave owners. And much later, when the moment was far behind us, I thought of plenty of words…”
The families of slave owners and the people they enslaved gather for a ‘reunion’ in Kentucky.
via The Undefeated
Bong Joon-ho On The War Of The Classes In His New Masterpiece
“A poor family infiltrates a wealthy household.” An all-Korean cast. Brilliant Oscar nom contender. We’re heard nothing but well-deserved hype for this movie and one of our fave directors.
via The Ringer
Nobel Prize In Economics Won By Trio For Work On Easing Poverty
How do we understand poverty? How do we fight it? We are one step closer, thanks to these three.
via The Economist