Mash-Up Round-Up: “Please Scream Inside Your Heart”
The week of July 11, 2020 is asking ourselves, what is time? And why has time gotten so strange? Seriously. How are you experiencing time in this ~unprecedented~ time? Tell us. Also, what are we gonna do without Goya?!
Mash-Ups In The News:
On one side of the street: 50 Bethel neighbors and community members gathered for a BLM demonstration. On the other side: Hundreds of screaming counterprotestors. How did “small town, big heart” Bethel get here, and how does it possibly move forward?
Watching reopening has been like watching a horror movie. But rather than shame the people making bad choices, blame the people and institutions that gave us those bad choices in the first place.
via The Atlantic
“How good could this 15-year-old Nickelodeon cartoon even be?” Full stop. It’s on Netflix. Go watch. Endlessly charming, creative, and cathartic, this show deserves a chance if you’ve never seen it and a rewatch if you have.
via New Yorker
Fuji-Q Highland amusement park in Japan asked riders to experience their drops and thrills in silence. “Please scream inside your heart.” The policy is going about as well as you’d expect.
International students are being forced to leave the country or transfer schools if they aren’t enrolled with in-person classes. In a pandemic. Does it make sense? Of course not. Needlessly cruel? Obviously. A transparent attempt to force college campuses open? Mhm.
Support the schools, professors and students working to fight and work around the policy, from creating in-person independent study classes to suing ICE for APA violation. International students are our friends, family, and colleagues. This policy is unthinkable and unacceptable.
via Mother Jones
“It’s not right for me to lose my job all because I didn’t want to die in the store.”
Dollar stores are found throughout communities throughout the country, but as they’ve attracted more and more violence their true cost becomes clear.
via New Yorker
Action adventures, coming of age dramas, mysteries rooted in the past, and military epics of Turkish TV have found a place to thrive on streaming, but also reflecting an internal struggle of competing values within the country.
“I don’t give a shit about liking you or you liking me. What I give a shit about is if your policies are going to benefit me and my community in a way that will help us get a leg up in America. That’s it.”
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Vietnamese-American Mash-Up and Pulitzer novelist is haunted by the face of Tou Thao, the Hmong-American officer who stood by as Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd. This deep dive into the history and reality of the model-minority myth is a must-read.
Sunday services resumed at Graystone Baptist Church in late May, with masks optional. Weeks later, the church had 51 confirmed cases and three deaths. In Florida, a 17-year-old died after a youth party celebrating the return of church services. Let’s worship more in our hearts and homes, yeah?
via NY Times
“So careful what you do, everybody, because you might find yourself fucking over a little brown girl at the beginning of a career, when no one knows who she is and no one gives a fuck. She might turn out to be Thandie Newton winning Emmys.”
30 years onscreen and 30 years of stories, abuse, and trauma. No holding back. Also read: The fantastic convo with Michaela the Destroyer for an E. Alex Jung double whammy.
The origin story of the caped television astrologer is a story like no other. Walter Mercado was known for his camp, flamboyance, and relentless positivity, but this documentary captures the mundane human moments that turn a star into a constellation.
via LA Times
Finally some GOOD NEWS. Celebrate the victory fam, and thank the people who stood, fought, and refused to back down. Water is life.