The Summer of Super Shy
|This Week In Mash-Up America|
We explore life, love, and family through the lens of death with our incredible guest Alua Arthur. Alua is a Ghanifornian Mash-Up (Ghana + California, obvs) and a death doula, which means that she works with individuals and families to help them through the process of death.
Mash-Ups In The News:
Portugal-born and Copenhagen-based, Erika de Casier is a mashy singer-songwriter poised to be our next breakout star of multilingual pop.
Butter Is good. Cultured Butter Is Better.
Not all butters are created equal. Salted, unsalted, American, European — but the tangy, fuller flavor of cultured butter is at the top.
Being A Barbie Girl In A First-Gen Immigrant World
LOS ANGELES TIMES
“I’m a child of Mexican immigrants in the United States, and Barbie was one of my first and most vital links to American culture…All of my dolls were Latinas, no matter if they were blond, brunette, redhead, etc.”
Between 80 and 100 migrants will be sheltered in part of the McCarren Park recreation center, and Sunset Park is also being strongly considered as another respite center.
Dinner theater has all but disappeared across the United States, but in this town the mash-up of dinner + a show thrives. But the showmanship and performances go beyond the dinner-table experience…
Firms like Fearless Fund hoped to shrink the racial funding gap by awarding grants to startups owned by Black women entrepreneurs. Now they’re being sued for discrimination.
Often left out of U.S. history curricula, American Maroon communities found autonomous survival, without “benevolent white involvement,” in the swamps of Georgia.
A history of Bessel van der Kolk’s once controversial theory of trauma, which has become the dominant way we make sense of our lives with his best-selling manifesto, The Body Keeps the Score. At this point we just need to know who wins, k?
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.