Ordinary Sunday Brunch: Culture Links

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Ordinary Sunday Brunch

Music Links

[Mu1] The 27 Best Music Moments of 2018 according to The Atlantic.

[Mu2] All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2018 from NPR

[Mu3] 10 Best Country Music Videos of 2018 from Rolling Stone

[Mu4] Real live rock ’n’ roll stories for Christmas

[Mu5] How Will Rock and Roll Find Its Future?

Art Links

[Ar1] The Art-Filled Spanish Palace That Went Up In Flames On Christmas Eve

[Ar2] Art of Clay and Steel in the City of New Orleans

[Ar3] What happened to all the art in Mexico’s presidential palace?

[Ar4] The art behind the gorgeous indie game Gris

History Links

[Hi1] The history of Jews, Chinese food, and Christmas, explained by a rabbi

[Hi2] The complex task of writing history

[Hi3] Christmas Wreaths Are a Classic Holiday Decoration With a Surprisingly Deep History

[Hi4] Why the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Makes for a Complicated History

Food Links

[Fo1] Re-visiting 2018 food safety Op-Eds

[Fo2] New Research Suggests That Food Really Does Affect How We Think

[Fo3] Last Call: The intricacies of leaving food for Santa

[Fo4] FDA weighs legalizing interstate sales of cannabis-based CBD in food and drinks

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6 thoughts on “Ordinary Sunday Brunch: Culture Links

  1. Erik Loomis at LGM rips into the Triangle article you linked to as a piece of corporate ass-kissing by a lickspittle lackey:


    This gets straight at the problem of consumer-based activism: it so often takes attention away from who are really responsible for problems. Fight to ban straws, ignore the plastics and petroleum industries! Yes, people like low-priced clothing. But it’s as if when these workers starting forming unions and the minimum wage was established, etc., that clothing prices skyrocketed and all of a sudden consumers couldn’t afford clothing. It made no negative difference at all to consumers! And yet, this article takes the blame straight off the men who murdered 146 women (and who soon reopened another factory with the same safety problems) and depoliticizes it by naturalizing a process of exploitative capitalism through saying it’s all about consumers. Moreover, the desire for regulation and enforcement hasn’t abated; decades of capitalist propaganda and structural economic changes and made workers afraid to fight for regulations in fear that companies will just close up and move overseas. Moreover, everyone wants safe coal mines or whatever except for the Don Blankenships of the world who give millions to rich Republicans to do their bidding to make sure they aren’t safe.

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