The week of July 11, 2015 was screaming “USA!” and then crying when Abby Wambach kissed her wife; desperately trying to get our hands on Shake Shack’s chicken sandwich and failing; and still watching this video of Channing Tatum voguing. Still. On repeat.
Mash-Ups in the News:
Please say you guys remember our favorite 80’s movie, Big Business, where Lily Tomlin and Bette Midler play two sets of identical twins who are switched at birth and then run into each other. This is the REAL LIFE VERSION. In Colombia.
via NY Times
Brilliant move by the L.A. Times in finding people where they are. You know that Black Twitter is a thing, right?
Prez sent a video message to Chicago dance music fans to wish them well at the 25th anniversary of the Chosen Few Picnic, which celebrates the deep history of Chicago house. We love surprises, so we like this.
via Your EDM
Studies show that kids of genetically diverse parents are more intelligent and taller. In other news, genetic diversity does not affect blood pressure. Bummer.
Watch 12-year-old New Yorkers talk about race and identity.
By investing in journalism that reflects the community they cover. Smart move.
Ta-Nahisi Coates writes a letter to his son about his physical relationship to the world as a Black man. It is extremely powerful.
via The Atlantic
Ta’arof is the Persian art of etiquette, and it basically means fighting over paying the bill because you should never let someone else do that. Oh, and you are supposed to say no when someone offers you something, even if you want it.
via LA Times
An actor took Hollywood movies and edited them down to every single word spoken by a person of color. For Wedding Crashers, that’s 40 seconds! This is astonishing and probably avant garde.
“That’s the whole point of apartheid, Jerry.” It’s truly brilliant.
via Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
As of this week, California has 14.99 million Latinos and 14.92 million non-Latino whites. Como se dice, bienvenido a Mash-Up America.
via LA Times
This woman grew up believing she was white, until it was revealed at age 27 that she has a Black father. She explores the mutability of identity. It reminds us of this movie.
via Chronicle of Higher Education
Mash-Up medicine y’all! Going through premature menopause and want kids? See this Hasidic naturopathic doctor.
via Tablet Magazine