Mash-Up Round-Up: Peacocks + Dungeons & Dragons
The duo is BACK. Hear them chat about transforming television during a pandemic, dealing with cops selfies, being funny without being a jerk, and listening to their fans to create Late Night For The People.
via New Yorker
And they did it mostly in one day. We’ll never match the mobilizing force of K-pop, but we can at least try to comprehend their power. Read this for some handy graphic guides on BTS, ARMY, and their Twitter ecosystem.
One of our fave essayists of today talks about the death cult of capitalist individualism, her daily routine, how she maintains hope in the human race and its future, and, somehow, so much more.
“I rode city buses with rich and poor, black and white, young and old, and everyone in between. I learned curse words in at least seven different languages, and I learned that no one was inherently better than me, nor I inherently better than anyone else because of the color of our skin.”
via NY Daily
Two families with very different lives and a full-immersion cultural experiment. Participants exchange homes for a week and experience the life of someone unlike them to understand and appreciate the ways they are alike.
The average minimum wage worker would need to work almost 80 hours per week to afford a one-bedroom apartment. Almost 100 hours to afford a two-bedroom. How is this a minimum wage, again?
Trump flags still hang from front porches, but even in the small counties of middle America, you could find Black Lives Matter signs and people proud to hold them up.
via NY Times
We should be seen as varied, evolving. Acknowledged in fields we’ve worked to become experts in, our race a facet of our perspective. We should be given not just space, but the space to be our whole selves.
She gained recognition as Zoey, the eldest daughter on the series Black-ish, and its spin-off, Grown-ish. Hear her thoughts on reclaiming Black joy, taking back our ability to imagine, and knowing how to hand over the mic.
There weren’t many Mash-Ups in Dungeons and Dragons lore before, but one game designer has created a zine that embraces the beauty, diversity, strength, and languages of Mash-Up culture. Elves, humans, dwarves, halflings — live and thrive together.
How do you win the hearts and minds of voters in the middle of a deadly pandemic? Deep canvassing. Volunteers and organizers engage in extended, empathetic conversations, with the goal of combating prejudice and shifting beliefs.
Mash-Up Creative Studio also produces “The Next Move,” a People’s Action podcast, and you should definitely be listening to it. Are you listening?