hey friends! happy halloweekend! enjoy some articles and other fun stuff--
this issue is super article-heavy but i like it that way! i have not been prioritizing/allowing myself to binge things but my watch list keeps getting longer!! too much good content, not enough time. i didn't even listen to many podcasts this time around. still been in more of a reading/listening to music mood.
i went to pop up magazine this month! it was an amazing night of live storytelling, laughing and crying. if you haven't heard of them, you should check them out & come with me next time they're back :-) oh, and they make my favorite magazine, california sunday mag.
SOMETHING EXTRA SPECIAL: my favorite pop culture writer + zine gal, rosie aka @yesROSEMARIE is doing her grad school thesis project "KEYWORD: PUNK," exploring punk identity and community formation online. she's collecting stories about your connections to punk via the internet. enter you all: my friends of the internet. i bet you have some great internet stories related to punk! read more about it here and i encourage you to contribute!
if you know anything about me, you know that i have used the heck out of the internet to form my communities online and IRL because tumblr and twitter has owned by ass since 2008. and actually what hooked me into tumblr was the thriving pop punk community of teens i somehow stumbled upon in the early days of tumblr. the maine, still one of my favorite bands to this day, was my gateway band into the digital world of internet subculture and internet community. looking back, the impact of those early communities from my #scenedays can be connected to literally the media studies degree i got (shoutout to #mscal and all of my post-scene pals) from berkeley to my #twitterfriends today and even me choosing to do this newsletter. you are all part of this emo teenage love story between me and the internet. long live the scene!
anyway, onward to the content:
- vox borders series by johnny harris - haiti/dominan repubican + dividing up the melting arctic
- clean my space youtube channel - HOW TO CLEAN VIDEOS. super useful for adulthood.
- vox video on HOW tax breaks help the rich
- this is a Really Good yvonne orji interview on viceland's DESUS & MERO show
- i love all of youtube channel watchcut's videos. i suggest binging it all - truth or drink series (some are with couples, some exes, others with parent/child combos) and fear pong series (exes, some blind dates, all highly entertaining)
- this made me cry
- tasty started doing behind tasty videos
- still trying to watch ai wei wei's human flow documentary on the global refugee crisis. (((let me know if you want to go with me!!!! seriously. it won't be in theaters for much longer.)))
- **http://fortydaysofdating.com - READ ALL OF THIS. it's from 2013 but it's still amazing. two friends try to date each other for 40 days straight and they answer some questions about it and!!! they are both creative so they made it very visually appealing and are funny + introspective. yes, i did cry at some moments.
- Raising Brown Boys in Post-9/11 America (longreads - $upport them)
- Browntourage: The Wokest Girl Gang Yet (r29)
- What It’s Really Like to Be a Therapist (manrepeller)
- *This Could be the End of Facebook (vanity fair)
- "Oh My God, What Have I Done": Some Early Facebook Employees Regret the Monster They Created" (vanity fair)
- Inside the Growing Movement of Women Who Wish They'd Never Had Kids (marie claire)
- The Men Taking Classes to Unlearn Toxic Masculinity (the cut)
- the unregulated market of donating to science - The Body Trade (reuters)
- the truth about haribo gummy bears makes you not want to eat them ever again
- *Short Answers to Hard Questions About the Opioid Crisis (nyt)
- local giraffage feature (sf gate)
- The White Lies of Craft Culture (eater)
- ‘The Leftovers’ and Living Reminders; or, Why I Write About Grief (catapult) - you don't really need to have watched the leftovers to understand the essay (i only watched a bit of the leftovers & could understand the premise, but you could google the synopsis)
- 2 great jia tolentino pieces on weinsten here and here (new yorker)
- *What Facebook Did to American Democracy (the atlanta)
- Confronting the Myths of Segregation (city lab)
- "So you take this racialized history of education, you take all of the racial fears that white parents have about black children, and then you put on top of that this market-based idea of public schools. It creates a system that we have now."
- "Not only are white parents taking an inordinate amount of public school resources, but segregated black schools are getting less of everything."
- The Broken Promises of Choice in New York City Schools (nyt)
- "But in practice, children who grow up in neighborhoods with low-performing elementary schools tend to go to low-performing middle schools, then on to high schools with low graduation rates and even lower college-readiness rates."
- *A Life on the Line (sf chronicle) - "Eight calls to 911. Three visits by five police
officers. One woman’s senseless death."
- *The Lonliest Polar Bear (the oregonian) - watch the cutest video of a baby polar bear sleeping + many other cute videos of a polar bear doing anything
- How Seattle Bucked a National Trend and Got More People to Ride the Bus (city lab)
- What I Wish I Knew My First Summer Post-College (man repeller)
- gentrification and displacement case studies in san francisco bay area (uc berkeley research)
- The Boomtown That Shouldn’t Exist (politico)
- "Cape Coral, Florida, was built on total lies. One big storm could wipe it off the map. Oh, and it’s also the fastest-growing city in the United States."
- A Fire's First, Fatal Hours (sf chronicle) on the recent wine country fires
- The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare (fast company) - CASPER mattress drama
- Rigged: How Voter Suppression Threw Wisconsin to Trump
- Going Locol From the Inside Out - q&a with roy choi + update about locol
- San Francisco Just Took a Huge Step Toward Internet Utopia (wired)
- I Listen to 35 Hours of Podcasts Every Week. Is That … Bad? (the cut) - why is this me? lol
- *inside the botox empire (bloomberg)
listening… (podcasts unless stated otherwise)
- *reply all - 107: the skip tracer part I and part II -
- this american life - #629: expect delays -
- *heaven's gate - 1: the seekers & 2. the two - cult stuff!!!! my favorite
- longform podcast - michael barbaro
- 99% invisible - 281 - la sagrada familia
- *terrible, thanks for asking - 11: the ending matters + 12: horrible and wonderful and figuring it out
- my kind of podcast in a nutshell: lots of feels
- their podcast description: "you know how every day someone asks “how are you?” and even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say “fine,” so everyone can go about their day? this show is the opposite of that. this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word"
(!!) a new segment:
things a friend sent me to send to my friends...
- the recommender: anjile aka @anjilean, my super impressive columbia public health grad student, designer, frisbee superstar, fellow content nerd friend :-)
- an oldie but goodie from last year on patagonia's yvonne chouinard (new yorker)
- innovation where we want it: bread - Using Science and History to Unlock the Secrets of Bread (nyt)
- in anjile fashion, this one is an academic article: Black Lives Matter: A Commentary on Racism and Public Health ~for the knowledge