Last week, huh? I’m ready to watch Hunt For Red October or some Sean Connery as James Bond movies. Anyway.
Each week things get worse and worse: Week 16
The links. Please enjoy the story of Keanu Reeves and then read Gail Simone’s Grand Unified Keanu Theory. And yes, I am a fan and have been for quite some time.
- The Myth of Police Reform: The real problem is the belief that all our social problems can be solved with force. (The Atlantic)
- Scorched Earth, 2200AD: Climate change has done its worst, and now just 500 million humans remain on lifeboats in the north. How do they survive? (Aeon)
All of these links, aside from the one immediately under this paragraph, are from 2015. There will probably be more of these as I plow through my backlog.
Week 14 was a hot, hot mess.
Onto the links.
My birthday was Sunday and my friend and I went out for Korean BBQ. It was as delicious as it looks in the photo below.
This weeks links are about Mars, the fact that your TV is spying on you, among other things. First, the state of the nation (not good):
Week 13 and we’ve already started the normalizing.
Onto the link:
No picture this week, instead enjoy this trailer for Bill Nye’s new Netflix show. I can’t wait.
Each week for the past 12 weeks (since the November) Amy Siskind has been making posts that talk about what has changed since Tr*mp was elected president. I’m going to try to remember to share each of these (starting with week 12) as an extra link at the beginning of this post. Please read through the link.
» Week 12: Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember.
Now, onto other links, some of these will be timely, some of them will not.
- More Than Likable Enough: I like Hillary Clinton. And I’m convinced that saying so can be a subversive act. (Slate) Note: this is old, but take a moment to think how much different (better) the state of this country would be had the election gone differently.
- 14 Stunning Portraits Of Albania’s Few Remaining Sworn Virgins Photographer Jill Peters has dedicated her career to exploring the intersections of sexuality, gender identity, and culture — and it has taken her to some very interesting places. When she first read about a dwindling group of people in a remote part of the world who live their lives as “sworn virgins,” she pretty much knew where her next trip would be. (Refinery29)
Happy week between Christmas and New Years! I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, I know I did. If you don’t celebrate, I hope you enjoyed your Hanukkah, Kwanza, or Sunday. Happy New Year and may 2017 be better than 2016 (#lol).
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it. Here are three politic-related (in a way) links and one that is not.
Though I am no longer a librarian in my work life, I will always have a soft spot for libraries (and I visit all the time to chat with my old coworkers as well as to check out books). And in the spirit of librarianship, there are two articles one (the Time article) is an old article, but the second (EFF) is recent and reflects certain changing aspects of our society.
- How Black Lives Matter Went Global: Activists for black, brown, and Indigenous rights around the world have adopted the Black Lives Matter slogan alongside homegrown movements against racism and police brutality. (BuzzFeed)
Blowing snow on the river (02/14/2-15) © ellenm1