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Mandoline & Julienne are two just-adopted sisters, via Bushwick Cats on Instagram

I met stateless people who couldn’t travel at all because of their lack of documentation; I was only able to meet them because I have the fortune of being able to cross the planet almost entirely without restrictions. I’d been aware of these inequalities in the abstract, but to be confronted with them head-on was as informative as it was depressing. However little one shares as a journalist, the emotional effort that goes into this sort of work is tremendous; it is exhausting to be extracting information in some way out of every interaction, constantly on the lookout for telling details and choice quotes, always pressing for more numbers, dates, names. Atossa Araxia Abrahamian for Guernica

Among Strangers

the author explores what it’s like to live alongside the newly, effectively-stateless born from the recent upheaval in global economic changes. your next existential crisis: being from nowhere.

Brandon Katze is a Distillery Cat living at Parkside Café in Birmingham, AL (via Instagram)

a short history of the geometric sans


a short history of the geometric sans

this is actually a sales piece for FF Mark, but it’s also a pretty decent overview of where the geometric sans came from in the first place

Ellie is a devon rex on Instagram with an unfortunate narration voice, but oh well

Koryos on GM crops

Newt in the Throat

Koryos on gm crops

“The objection to GM in general should be the patenting of genes and other legal matters; there are a number of crops that have been saved from blight and overall extinction via modification in the past two decades, and much like putting up inaccessibly expensive paywalls to scientific journals, patenting of genes within crops limits our ability within universities, small research companies, etc to make significant breakthroughs to further the scientific progress of humanity.”

Tophey the Abyssinian on Instagram

Anti-Chinese sentiment was rampant in America in the early 20th century—and had been since the latter half of the 19th century, when as many as 300,000 Chinese miners, farmers, railroad and factory workers came to the U.S. Many non-Chinese workers felt threatened by these laborers, who often worked for lower wages. NPR Food

Lo Mein Loophole

Deeply embedded racism against Chinese immigrants in the early 20th century looks almost identical to today’s hatred of Mexican immigrants.

Diaz the Sphinx, on Instagram

Jell-o: the Essential Appalachian Dessert

Along with 7Up, a cure-all tonic in my mother’s house, Jell-O was a healing food. It was my sustenance on sick days home from school

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