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Mash-Up Round-Up: Bad Bunny + Mapo Tofu

Yo hago lo que me da la gana.
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The week of October 10, 2020 was our love for mapo tofu, validated; otters finding love after loss; and all the skateboards and cranberry juice. Fleetwood Mac, pay this man some royalties!

Mash-Ups In The News:

The World According to Bad Bunny

YHLQMDLG: Yo hago lo que me da la gana. Puerto Rican reggaetonero and global pop phenomenon Bad Bunny does whatever he wants. Join San Juan/NYC writer Carina del Valle Schorske as she dives into the voice, the mind, the life and the world of Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio.

via NY Times

Abolition For The People

An incredible initiative from Colin Kaepernick, “Abolition for the People” will publish 30 stories from parents, political prisoners, scholars, advocates — all of which point to police abolition for a future that makes us safer, healthier, and truly free.

via Level

The Radical History Of Corporate Sensitivity Training

Commodified corporate activism and sensitivity weren’t birthed in the Twittersphere or the boardroom. Here’s how early-twentieth-century workshops of radical therapeutic conflict became the PowerPoint presentations of today.

via New Yorker

One Woman’s Revenge Against The Nazis

Her name unknown, her existence uncertain. In this documentary, town residents speculate about this Czech heroine.

via NY Times

The Store That Called The Cops On George Floyd

An 18-year-old clerk dialed 911 during his day shift at CUP Foods. That same day, from that same call, George Floyd was murdered by the police. This is the difficult and complicated story of CUP Foods, and the family who own it.

via Slate

Japan’s Lost Generation Is Still Jobless And Living With Their Parents

Japan’s census revealed 3.4 million people in their 40s and 50s who had not married and lived with their parents. Locked out of hiring in their 20s, where can they go now? What can we learn as we see another employment ice age? 

via Bloomberg

How To Be An Anti-Casteist

How “caste privilege” — remnants of an ancient social hierarchy in South Asia — found its way to the U.S. and the ping pong tables of Silicon Valley.

via NPR

A Portrait Of A Market In India Run Solely By Women

A 16th-century bazaar and 5,000 women shopkeepers. In the winding lanes of Nupi Keithel, find camaraderie, collective strength, activism, and a market that embodies its past and wills its future.

via NY Times

How Out-Of-Work Strippers Made Their Show Virtual

Their clubs are closed, but the show goes online. Virtual strip shows like Cyber Clown Girls let the performers take control of their art and impact, giving them more agency and empowerment with wonderfully creative shows from home.

via LA Times

Eddie Van Halen, Hall Of Famer Who Revolutionized The Guitar, Dead At 65

“Every moment I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a gift. My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover from this loss.”

A look back on Indonesian-Dutch-American Mash-Up Eddie Van Halen’s  life with the people who knew and loved him most.

via Rolling Stone

Gay Men Take Over #ProudBoys On Twitter

Proud Boys, the male-only group tied to white supremacy, gained huge notoriety after Trump refused to condemn them. Now, their social media hashtag has been hijacked by gay men, reclaiming #ProudBoys with images of love, positivity, and true pride.

via Washington Blade

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