Month: February 2016

Distillery Cats bring you Egon, Ray, Gozer & Venkman from Chicago’s Empirical Brewery via Instagram

yes Virginia, there is a left-wing reform movement

Fredrik de Boer

Fredrik deBoer criticizing the un-criticizable

What do these people object to? They’re tired of the prioritization of the symbolic over the substantive; of the ever-more-obscure left-wing vocabulary; of the near-total silence on class issues; of the abandonment of labor organizing as a principal method of political action; of the insistence that people who aren’t already convinced must educate themselves…

Gustavo, one of the gooniest cats I’ve ever seen via Instagram

The Propaganda of Pantone

via Loki Design

Colour & Subcultural Sublimation

In the case of colour, Pantone Inc. holds incredible influence with their increasingly marketed and mediatised Colour of the Year campaigns. Purportedly determined through a prescient reading of the cultural zeitgeist (by a select cabal of colour specialists), it is important to understand that the company, and the industry it serves, have their own specific interests and agendas that drive these selections. Pantone’s choice of “Rose Quartz” and “Serenity” as the 2016 Colour of the Year is the most insidious move by this colour-industrial-complex since “Blue Iris” in 2008. As with “Blue Iris”, Pantone has once again mined the subcultural landscape and used their monopoly within the creative industries to propagate their colour properties to the world.

Benjamin Shaykin asking the important questions, via Instagram

The Confusing Romantic Logistics in "Mannequin"

birth. movies. death.

Kim Cattral, Ancient Egyptian Princess..?

Why does Emmy wait thousands of years only to settle on Blandrew McCarthy? What does she want? Why does she flee an arranged marriage only to completely supplicate to the will of this pasty nincompoop? Why is she even a mannequin to begin with? Was this movie the result of two different screenplays forced together? If Emmy returns to mannequin form the moment anyone sees her, what happens to Jonathan’s penis when they get caught having sex?

Right this way to modern type classics: all 7 weights of my Gia Collection are on sale for 65% off full price, so the entire family is the price of two individual weights. $69.65. sale price lasts to the end of February, the 29th.

Chiara Vigo: The last woman who makes sea silk

Max Paradiso for the BBC from Sardinia

watching a craft disappear

Some believe it was the cloth God told Moses to lay on the first altar. It was the finest fabric known to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, and one of its remarkable properties is the way it shines when exposed to the sun, once it has been treated with lemon juice and spices.

The Stark Racial Divide In Pay For Restaurant Workers

NPR's The Salt

food for thought

For one thing, Benner tells The Salt, Latinos tend to apply for certain types of jobs, like dishwasher, line cook and table buser. Likewise, such “back of house” positions are not generally targeted by Caucasian applicants, who more often seek higher-paying bartender and waiter positions. “We call this the self-selection bias,” says Benner, whose research involved interviewing owners and managers at 12 California restaurants, half of which were high-end establishments, and closely analyzing national industry data. “People may just not see themselves as working in a certain area.”

Tim Brooks, via Instagram

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