Our country can be divided on many things. Political parties, Chris preferences, and of course, whether pineapple is allowed on pizza. Even Team Mash-Up is split. Read this for some theories on the topping we love to hate (and hate to love).
via Washington Post
Dioramas of soccer fields, sky blue churches, picnic benches and birds. An exhibit in El Paso is showcasing works of art created by children detained in a migrant border encampment, who just want to be free.
via City Lab
Senator Warren is taking action in a language healthcare providers understand: MONEY.
“If providers deliver quality care to black moms, they’ll make more. If they don’t, they’ll make less. Don’t just observe and debate racism in health care. Make providers pay until this crisis is fixed.”
Will new adults know how to go grocery shopping? How to do laundry? Fix a leaky faucet?? Okay, WE still haven’t figured out that last one, but with errand paralysis and a “share economy,” why would we even need to learn?
via The Cut
Women seeking asylum have given birth to 24 babies while living in this church the past year. That’s almost one every two weeks. When you need security and comfort more than ever, how do you find shelter with nowhere to go?
via Buzzfeed News
Woven by refugee orphans saved from the 1915 genocide of 1.5 million Armenians, 3,000 rugs were made and given to American donors who had paid for the children to be looked after. With one rug at the White House and another discovered in a San Diego home, the history of 100 years ago is made tangible.
“Texas Mexican didn’t cross the border, the border crossed it.”
via NY Times
Grits are a southern staple with a deep southern history. We’re talking 8700 B.C. in Central America to artisanal fine-dining today. Erin Byers Murray’s book on the ingredient hopes to explore how food shapes our culture, and give grits the origin story it deserves.
Who are you calibrating the light to? It turns out film is calibrated to a white lady’s skin and that actually has so many implications for how we see ourselves. This article is 🔥.
via NY TIMES
She’s a legend with so many upcoming projects we’re tempted to take the next year off to consume it all. From college improv to SNL sketches to literally redefining and shaping the genre of comedy itself, Amy Poehler embodies inspo.
via Hollywood Reporter
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