Mash-Up Round-Up: HBD Keanu + Rediscovering Nashville
|The week of September 4, 2021: After our August of poetry, we’re back with our regularly scheduled newsletter and uh. What a time to be alive. You hanging in there, fam? We love you.|
We’re also donating to support Texans and celebrating Keanu’s 57th birthday. We contain multitudes, all of us.
Mash-Ups In The News
Karoshi, death by overwork, is a tragic phenomenon that might only get worse. But what about modern work causes us to overwork? How do we change work today to redirect our future?
via New Yorker
Hong Kong Legend Tony Leung In Hollywood
After four decades as a muse to some of Asia’s greatest directors, Tony Leung has finally chosen his first Hollywood debut: Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
As their own muse, Tony helped the Marvel team create a new character, remaking a villain to overwrite its harmful origins.
Btw, WATCH THIS MOVIE.
Picturing The Humanity + Dread Of The Infinite Scroll
A remarkable review of a remarkable photo series. Read about Tabitha Soren’s “Surface Tension,” which brings the physical, visceral, and intimate nature of touch back to our touch screens.
via New Yorker
The Safest Cities In The World For Climate Change
These cities are not only least vulnerable, but also the most prepared. Don’t pack up and move yet! (We know you’re tempted.) Every other city can (and must) learn from the places on this list.
It’s hard to live in the modern world and not collect a few dozen tote bags along the way. The bad news: An organic cotton tote needs to be used 20,000 times to offset its overall impact of production.
via New York Times
I Went Searching For Hot Chicken, And Rediscovered Nashville Instead
After our Taiwanese-Chinese-American Mash-Up Frank Shyong escaped Nashville for LA, it happened: Nashville became hip. Here’s how a quest for hyped-up Nashville hot chicken led to rediscovering a hometown, and our Southern roots.
via LA Times
California To Celebrate “Kimchi Day”
Every day is Kimchi Day around here, but we’ll take it.
via Angry Asian Man
One In A Million: An Elegy for Aaliyah
20 years after the untimely passing of Aaliyah, writer Naomi Jackson explores and recontextualizes her legacy and story in 2021.
via Harper’s Bazaar
COVID-19 Long-Haulers Are Fighting For Their Future
While the pandemic focus stays on extremes of hospitalization or death, long-haulers find themselves lost and forgotten in the in-between.
via The Atlantic
Ascend Taught Young Afghan Women To Climb. Now It’s Trying To Help Them Flee
The organization promotes climbing and community service for Afghan women from 15 to 24 years old. Now they’re working to help participants and colleagues find refuge in other countries.
via Washington Post