Pop Culture

Mash-Up Round-Up: Julián Castro + Chuck E Cheese’s

Where we celebrate.
Share this Post:

The week of July 13, 2019 was reminding everyone that it’s really The Lion Queen, not King; fresh fashion inspo; and embracing Chuck E. Cheese with all our heart.

Julián Castro Can’t Speak Spanish. Here’s What That Means

When Beto and Booker showed off their duolingo badgesduring the first debate, you may have expected Castro to show them all up. He didn’t. But, the complex relationship we Mash-Ups have with language? Much more relatable.

via Washington Post

In Praise Of Gimbap — Which Is Not Korean Sushi

“Rice wrapped in seaweed paper” isn’t patented by sushi — add some sesame oil, strips of spam, whatever else you wish, and you’ve got Korean gimbap. Here’s what those harmonious bundles say about Korean culture and identity.

via Heated

Brown Bodies, The White Gaze And the Rio Grande

It was an image Americans shouldn’t need to be moved, to understand, or to take action. In fact, many Americans don’t need to see broken brown bodies to care about Central American migrants. But those Americans aren’t the target audience for these images.

via Playboy

How Magazines Made Asian America

Gidra in 1969. A Magazine in 1989. Banana in 2019. For as long as “Asian American” has been a thing, mashy print publications have been a platform for all things azn.

via CJR

Segregation Soars In America’s Schools

Integrated schools are better for everyone. Who knew! Apparently there’s a societal benefit to interacting with people different from you. So, why has the federal government been ignoring the evidence?

via Los Angeles Times

Sweden’s Bokbåten Is A Floating Library That Brings Books To Residents Of Remote Islands

Sweden has a floating library (the bokbåten) that brings thousands of books to people on dozens of remote islands in the Stockholm archipelago. AKA Sweden is winning back our trust after that Midsommer movie.

via MNN

George Takei On The Return Of Concentration Camps

George Takei knows what concentration camps are. He lived inside two of them. Hear about his past experiences and how it shapes his perspective of the camps we have today:

I hate the term “Japanese internment camps.” That’s not what we were in. We were in American internment camps here in the United States guarded over by the U.S. military ordered by the president of the United States. 

via GQ

What America Gets Wrong About Tea

The American Caffeine Experience is an efficient, solitary affair. Compare that with the experience in Pakistan, where tea culture is a communal, languorous experience of conversations and light snacks.

via Thrillist

What The Measles Epidemic Really Shows Us

From the cultural amnesia of new generations to our overconfidence in amateur knowledge, measles has become a new American metaphor.

via The Atlantic

The Official Spicy Snack Power Rankings

We got our Flamin’ Hots (Cheetos, Doritos, Ruffles, Funyuns), and we’ve got the ever-disappointing experience of Trader Joe’s Ghost Pepper Chips. Ranked according to 1) flavor and 2) heat, see where your flamin’ faves fall.

via Los Angeles Times

Megan Rapinoe Delivers Yet Again For USWNT

“We have to be better. We have to love more, hate less. We’ve got to listen more and talk less. We’ve got to know that this is everybody’s responsibility. Every single person here, every single person who’s not here, every single person who doesn’t want to be here. Every single person who agrees and doesn’t agree. It’s our responsibility to make this world a better place.”

via Washington Post

Posted by Team Mash-Up
Team Mash-Up is the brain trust of smart minds and savvy creators, that builds all the cool stuff you see here.

Related Posts