On Pizza And Grief
|This Week In Mash-Up America|
It’s summer, and we know that right about now, everyone needs a steamy Mash-Up pick-me-up via Randall Park, so over the next 10 days we are resharing our hit romcom podcast—Love & Noraebang—starring Randall Park, Justin Min, Francia Raisa and Emily Tosta.
Every day a new episode, all in the Mash-Up feed! Look at this dreamboat!
Mash-Ups In The News:
The Demilitarized Zone, a 155-mile-long strip of land that divides the Korean Peninsula, was meant to be a temporary buffer zone. It turned 70 this week, now the world’s most heavily armed frontier.
Chili garlic fries, nachos, biryani, popcorn, wings, and some pretty spectacular samosas. If you’re going to the Major League Cricket playoffs in Dallas, go hungry.
The people of New Mexico were the first victims of the atomic bomb, the result of the Manhattan Project’s Trinity Test on July 16, 1945.
In the US, there’s a long history of using highways to divide Black communities. “These highways were not accidents…Urban planning is the spatial toolkit of racial segregation.”
“Strange, but often remarked upon, is that food is the pathway to memory. Stranger, I’ve learned, is that when memory is distorted by loss, the food distorts too. Pizza, which I’ve always loved for its humbleness, has become redolent of grief.”
More Public Pools Could Save Thousands Of Lives
NEW YORK TIMES
It’s time to reshape the way we live with the water around us, to build more public pools, to subsidize swimming lessons, raise pay for lifeguards, and build a culture of swimming instead of one of drowning.
We’re learning more about this lumpy potato called planet Earth.
A family-run newspaper in Oklahoma held their small-town sheriff’s office accountable — and their reporter faced disturbing and violent threats in retaliation. A jaw-dropping story that reminds us of the importance of local journalism.
The Crumblegate investigation is here, and it’s got everything: girlbosses, food poisoning, regulation-free zones, wellness, and lentil + leek crumbles.
SuJin Kim, “Chinguamiga,” left South Korea for Mexico and found a life, passion, and 24 million followers.