Mash-Up Round-Up: Kelly Marie Tran + Tomato Sandwiches
Mash-Ups In The News
Hikikomori — it’s a Japanese word, adopted by Korean culture, for those who have withdrawn from society, spending months or years not leaving their rooms. For recovering hikikomori, escaping their self-imposed isolation during pandemic isolation = a precarious battle.
Stockton, California gave 125 people $500 per month with no rules on how to spend it. How did it go? In two words: Extremely well.
via The Atlantic
A comic journey into the many questions of this leftover staple: What is chop suey? How did it come to be? Is it “authentic”? How do you make it?
Racist Star Wars trolls be warned: Kelly Marie Tran has a mash-up army behind her. Like several of her costars, the role of a lifetime was polluted by endless internet harassment. Now, she’s back with a new movie, new reflections on her journey, and maybe the hottest photo spread we’ve ever seen?
via Hollywood Reporter
In the 1970s, social workers began placing queer children and teenagers with queer parents. 50 years later, read about the history and families created for those needing homes of acceptance.
via New Yorker
“Flower blankets,” “mink blankets,” “ethnic blankets” or “immigrant blankets”—whatever you call them, they’re not just any blankets. They’re a soft, shared experience and a warm sense of belonging, and wow was many a flashback had reading this article!
via NY Times
Cities where BLM protests were held saw as much as a 20 percent decrease in killings by police, and increased the use of body-worn cameras + community-policing initiatives.
“Are Black Lives Matter protests having any real effect in terms of generating change?” We’ve got proof for the answer we always knew: YES.
via Scientific American
The hypocrisy is, as always, infuriating.
While Congress conservatives push anti-trans agendas in the name of “protecting the children,” none seemed too concerned about John Geddert, head coach of the women’s Olympic gymnastics team, who was just charged with human trafficking and sex crimes against girls as young as 13.
via Mother Jones
97 COVID-19 deaths in a single facility. How did this happen? The answer lies in bafflingly poor decisions in hospital transfers.
via LA Times
“Just because the media went away and the camps closed down doesn’t mean that the fight went away.” Young activists like Kandi White continue the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline.
“These moments didn’t coalesce into a movement…Understanding this history won’t bring back Ratanapakdee, Hall, or Quinto. A plea for context won’t defuse tempers between strangers in the street. But nothing is random, even if the logic of American life tries to persuade us otherwise. These histories may help us see patterns that, eventually, others might see, too.”
via New Yorker