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    On Wed Nov 19, 2014, in an awards ceremony emceed by Daniel Handler-aka-Lemony Snicket, Ursula K. Le Guin gave "the most ferocious speech ever given at the National Book Awards." Le Guin's acceptance speech for the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters touched on the Amazon vs Hachette throwdown and the practice of art in an age of capitalism. Video. Transcription.

    Right now, I think we need writers who know the difference between production of a market commodity and the practice of an art. The profit motive is often in conflict with the aims of art. We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable; so did the divine right of kings.

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  • 11/23/14--14:06: The caudate nucleus
  • Miles told me about an agricultural meeting at which delegates discussed frozen bull’s semen; a French interpreter translated this as “matelot congelés”, or ‘deep-frozen sailors’. (via)

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  • 11/25/14--13:11: Is Africa cursed by oil?
  • In the most recent issue of The Extractive Industries and Society, Cyril Obi examines the "resource curse" explanation for the “failure” of African states: poverty, corruption and violent conflict.

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    The Teflon Kid: How ANNIE enables apathy about inequality.
    Little Orphan Annie on going to public school for free (November 8, 1935 comic strip):
    "Free!" Hun~ Nothin' is free -- It all costs somebody-- Too many people are livin'"free" off o' other people -- I'll keep trying to earn my way.

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    Collections of activist ephemera (posters, leaflets, etc) are increasingly available online. The University of Michigan Library recently made available its digitized Joseph A. Labadie Collection of activist and political posters dating back to 1911. Selected posters from Michael Rossman's 25,000 piece collection "All Of Us Or None" are available online at the Oakland Museum of California. Lincoln Cushing's archive is up at Docs Populi: documents for the public . (via) (previously)

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    Learn how 20 meter (and taller!) waves form thanks to “The Nazaré Wave” short video, featuring high school students from Escola Secundária de Gama Barros (Sintra, Portugal)

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    Public Culture's special issue Climate Change and the Future of Cities is free to view (for a limited time). Articles highlight international research and collaboration on the impacts of climate change in cities, including a photo essay on fracking, "The Case for Retreat" as well as case studies on Bogota, Singapore , Sao Paulo, and Buenos Aires.

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  • 07/12/16--16:11: The First Civil RIght
  • "We as a polity seem to think policing is the solution to every social problem." Political scientist Naomi Murakawa's book The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America tackles assumptions about how we got to today and what needs to change. In an interview at the Marshall Project, Murakawa argues "those being sentenced under punitive sentencing guidelines it doesn’t make a difference to them that Sen. Ted Kennedy was liberal and overall had a good voting record."

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    Just in time for Rio, a trio of scholars led by Bent Flyvbjerg have published their findings on cost data for both Summer and Winter Games, starting with the Rome 1960 Summer and Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Games, and continuing until the Sochi 2014 Winter and Rio 2016 Summer Games. The average cost of putting on the Olympics? US$ 8.9 billion dollars.

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    (SL Guernica Mag). A great interview with trans South Asian performance artists Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian, aka DarkMatter. DarkMatter's performances include It Gets Bougie, The Story They Never Told Us, White Fetish, Padma & Parvati Patil, and When Brown Looks in the Mirror and Comes Out White (all YT links). “I hear white men have huge—”“—Empires”

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    once you have attained some level of visibility as a black writer, there are people who think you become a kind of MLK surrogate.

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    The world’s most ubiquitous vegetable oil and growing in popularity as a biofuel, palm oil’s impacts have been dire and dramatic. Habitat devastation, child labor violations, displacement of indigenous peoples and climate change acceleration is worsening as palm oil production spreads from Southeast Asia to South America and West Africa. The award-winning film Frontera Invisible (2016) documents the human cost of the rush by big landowners' to convert acreage to palm oil to produce ‘green’ fuel for the European market. The 2016 Oxfam report Feeding Climate Change on food commodities found that palm oil industry has the fourth highest greenhouse gas emissions footprint; in late 2015, the forest fires in Southeast Asia, many set to clear rainforests and peatland for palm plantation, had daily emissions higher than the daily emission output of the U.S.

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    Dungeons and Doggos! A brand new web comic about puppers playing tabletop rpg. The very first comic posted on June 30, 2017: "There is an ogre sleeping in the room. What do you do?" (via Tor.com)

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  • 08/01/17--17:02: baby food biopolitics bmi
  • Food Fatness Fitness is a multidisciplinary scholarly blog on the "power, politics, and practices of food and eating" by a diverse group of researchers and academics.

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    Commercials with cats. A cat branches out in the box business and packs a box for delivery. Gangster cats try to avoid getting baths: "We'll not endure bathrooms any longer!" Two roommates have trouble with their gravity defying kitten. Cats take over a Pizza Hut franchise (YouTube) Need a little kitty pick me up? Chew some gum. And let the cats Nyalan and Deshi be your travel guides.

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    African Literary journal Brittle Paper interviews the director of the documentary Someone Clap For Me. Director Luciana Farah describes making the film about the youth poets as "observing young birds teaching each other how to fly." Originally a 10 minute short film, the feature film (official trailer) was supported in part by director Mira Nair's Maisha Labs, a non-profit training initiative for emerging East African filmmakers. (via)

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    Kit Mead launched Psych Ward Reviews, a review site for psychiatric hospitals, after conversations with friends about the difference in treatment quality between different psych wards. While the site is on temporary hiatus, the 100+ user-submitted reviews remain accessible.

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  • 03/11/18--00:20: After the Vet

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