Category: culture

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Hoax vs. Truth. Bias? Confirmed!

While a lot of the sites dealing in satire and hoaxes are making it easier to detect the real news from the fake, it still turns out that people would rather believe the hoaxes than have them debunked.

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Alexandria Library Sit-In (1939)

On August 21, 1939, five citizens of the city walked into library and sat at one of its reading tables. Though surrounded by the wisdom of the ages, they were denied access to the thoughts on the shelves around them for a reason as implausible as the color of their skin. For merely being in the room, they were arrested.

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psthatsme: Balloon Butt

Even when you know art is being not-so-subversively subversive, you can’t help but laugh. psthatsme’s “Balloon Butt” claims to be nothing more than it is…

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“I can’t go home again.”

Talking about systemic racism is a hard conversation, even more so when you’re talking about its effects in a community that is already marginalized. Trying to point out the intersections is often met with resistance and constantly exhausting for those who it most affects.

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WRDBNR (formerly wordboner)

I used to loathe the “see what you missed!” e-mails from tumblr and ello and the like, but this piece by WRDBNR caught my attention while going through my morning reads.

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National Archives: You’re Going to Employ Women

in 1943, The US Department of War (now Defense) issued a pamphlet “You’re Going to Employ Women” to help their hiring managers understand just what these strange beings were and how to fit them into the workplace.

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Dining Alone? No Problem!

While dining alone isn’t as awkward as it used to be, there are still some places that could better learn how to cater to and serve parties of one. Just please don’t say “By yourself tonight?” or “Just one?” when I ask for a table…

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Go Up, Go Down, or GTFO!

This post is mainly to test a new feature I’m trying to add to the blog, but there’s some of my fun rambling attached as well! — I’ve written more than a few posts about elevators, people and elevator etiquette before, and as much as I try to ignore it, it still baffles me…

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Mid-Century Modern: 1951 Armstrong Flooring Catalog

I’ve always had a fondness for the mid-century modern era’s ability to create an alternate “perfect reality” in their ads. Check out these delightful pictures from the 1951 Armstrong Flooring Catalog from flickr user mcudeque. A better idea for family...

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Cool Story Babe… wait, what?

Saw someone wearing this on my way into work this morning. cool story babe. now go make me a sandwich. I was like, “Wait, wut?” Even though I was having kind of a “fuck it” morning, I still managed to...