Ghetto Fabulous: 13 Voices Speak on Fashion’s Appropriation of Urban Culture
by Fiona Duncan and Anna Soldner
The Case Against High School Sports
by Amanda Ripley for The Atlantic
"When teacher-coaches travel for game days, schools need to hire substitute teachers. They also need to pay for buses for the team, the band, and the cheerleaders, not to mention meals and hotels on the road. For home games, schools generally cover the cost of hiring officials, providing security, painting the lines on the field, and cleaning up afterward.”
by Joshuah Bearman for The Activist
Money is energy. A frictionless medium for amplifying your will.
“Miley is very privileged to be able to play dress up and adorn herself with the trappings of an oppressed/minority culture. She can play at blackness without being burdened by the reality of it.”
A Short Story Written With Thought-to-Text Technology
by Jesse Eisenberg for The New Yorker
It was a Thursday, but it felt like a Monday to John. And John loved Mondays. He thrived at work. He dismissed the old cliché of dreading Monday mornings and refused to engage in water-cooler complaints about “the grind” and empty conversations that included the familiar parry “How was your weekend?” “Too short!”. Yes, John liked his work and was unashamed.
Growing up on St. Marks Place in Manhattan’s East Village, I knew about suburban life only to the extent that it was documented in my favorite movie, “Grease.” So I had a vague idea of what drive-in movies were, but was otherwise at a total loss. “What’s a kiddie pool?” I chirped, like a particularly oblivious foreign-exchange student. “What’s a Blizzard?” “How do you score in football?” “What’s a drum major?” “What’s a Slip ’N Slide?” “How does a curling iron work?”