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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