In 2016, RuPaul called drag the “antithesis” of mainstream. Flash forward to 2019: Late capitalism has swallowed that old ethos and left behind merch booths, spin-off shows, and instagram sponsorships. What’s gained and what’s lost in this shift to pop culture?
via New York Magazine
Mukbang is a mash-up of the Korean words for let’s eat (“muk-ja”) and broadcasting (“bang-song”). Bethany Gaskin is an American mukbang star, combining a charismatic eating companion with ASMR and so, so much shellfish.
via New York Times
With his “Caucasians” shirt on ESPN, Bomani Jones applied his econ degree, distilling racist hypocrisy to its simplest form. Talking about sports means talking about race, and Bomani knows how to do both in spades.
If grunge music had a stomach it would be filled with tom kha gai, short rib pho, chicken-and-cheese enchiladas and $1 pizza. Your food tour of Seattle grunge is here.
In other words: Remember that fathers are parents too. Treat them accordingly.
via New York Times
Kimora Lee Simmons Leissner is BACK with Baby Phat fashion for the new gen. Forever 21? Time to put your name to the test, because we’re coming.
via Refinery 29
From Burger King’s “have it your way” to fully customized shampoo in customized bottles. We all are unique (hello, mash-ups here!) but a future of personalization also means escaping choice paralysis and dilvulging our precious data.
via The Atlantic
“You can’t be citing Japanese internment camps as precedent for anything the President-elect is going to do.” Megyn Kelly said that to a Trump advocate in 2016. Now, the parallels between our current president and one of our country’s most shameful injustices are undeniable.
“Today it remains as necessary as ever for local residents and humanitarian aid volunteers to stand in solidarity with migrants and refugees. And we must also stand for our families, friends, and neighbors — and the very land itself — most threatened by the militarization of our borderland communities.”
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