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Postby fun_yunchables » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:07 pm

https://www.motherjones.com/media/2019/10/white-people-yoga-sf-asian-art-museum/

Our agreement for the installation included my assemblage of yoga ephemera that I’d collected in the form of magazines, books, posters, and album covers. Together they told the story of how the $16 billion yoga industry in this country had rebranded a South Asian discipline to sell yoga as a line of products—how yoga became Yoga™. It’s no coincidence that you rarely see a South Asian person on the cover of Yoga Journal magazine. Yoga has been put in an ironic position: Colonized and commodified, a tradition rooted in detachment and equanimity has been hijacked by a grasping possessiveness. I titled my work #WhitePeopleDoingYoga.
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Postby fun_yunchables » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:09 am

https://www.mintpressnews.com/harvesting-blood-americas-poor-late-stage-capitalism/263175/

welcom to market economics, where everything has a dollar value including you !
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Postby rjbman » Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:10 pm

https://www.wired.com/story/culture-fan ... d-puzzles/

do we have a crosswords thread? any interest?
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Postby fun_yunchables » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:36 pm

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020 ... out-growth

As Raworth writes, “Reversing consumerism’s financial and cultural dominance in public and private life is set to be one of the twenty-first century’s most gripping psychological dramas.”
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Postby fun_yunchables » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:47 pm

subtitle hits diff “ On Living in a Country That Would Let People Die to Save a Buck”

https://lithub.com/diane-seuss-i-dont-want-to-die/
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Postby Benson » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:18 am

Waste away: notes on Beirut's broken sewage system

https://thebaffler.com/latest/waste-away-mounzer
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Postby 106-2 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:03 pm

"Contracirculation: On rewriting the terms of engagement with images of Black suffering" by Marielle Ingram

https://reallifemag.com/contracirculation/
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Postby DeafIdiotGod » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:09 pm

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/9bgm5e/an-oral-history-of-dubstep-vice-lauren-martin-610

Was too young and not-in-London to properly experience any of this beyond listening to the tunes on the school bus so it's interesting to read about what the actual scene was like. Lots of fun anecdotes from the genre's architects.
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Postby rjbman » Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:44 pm

What If Friendship, Not Marriage, Was at the Center of Life?

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Despite these transformations, what hasn’t shifted much is the expectation that a monogamous romantic relationship is the planet around which all other relationships should orbit. By placing a friendship at the center of their lives, people such as West and Tillotson unsettle this norm. Friends of their kind sweep into territory typically reserved for romantic partners: They live in houses they purchased together, raise each other’s children, use joint credit cards, and hold medical and legal powers of attorney for each other. These friendships have many of the trappings of romantic relationships, minus the sex.


Intimate friendships have not always generated confusion and judgment. The period spanning the 18th to early 20th centuries was the heyday of passionate, devoted same-sex friendships, called “romantic friendships.” Without self-consciousness, American and European women addressed effusive letters to “my love” or “my queen.” Women circulated friendship albums and filled their pages with affectionate verse.


John Carroll, who met his platonic partner, Joe Rivera, at a gay bar, describes this type of romantic relationship as “one-stop shopping.” People expect to pile emotional support, sexual satisfaction, shared hobbies, intellectual stimulation, and harmonious co-parenting all into the same cart. Carroll, 52, thinks this is an impossible ask; experts share his concern. “When we channel all our intimate needs into one person,” the psychotherapist Esther Perel writes, “we actually stand to make the relationship more vulnerable.” Such totalizing expectations for romantic relationships leave us with no shock absorber if a partner falls short in even one area. These expectations also stifle our imagination for how other people might fill essential roles such as cohabitant, caregiver, or confidant.
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