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A link-up look at the past week, because it was a busy one!
We Have 3 Years to Reverse Course, Major Report Finds
I would write an essay about climate apathy this week, how we’re more apt to let the world cook us as we lounge on our down comforters than do something – but I’m not. You know this! And, if you live in California, you know it’s gonna be particularly not-great. (Of course, we can’t forget what’s happening in the thawing Arctic.)
Scientists say climate solutions can make a dent in crisis
On the flipside: there are things we can do! Stop driving! Stop wasting food! Again: you know the drill, people!!!!
"why I’m filled with existential dread each day"
So we really are just gonna do nothing??
Rap Song Helped Sentence a 17-Year-Old to Life
A fascinating story about how rap lyrics are used to prosecute young Black men.
You Really Need to Stop Confessing Your Crimes Online
Funny protip: don’t look up your crimes online. Your search history can be used in court.
What to Know About Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
Congrats to Ketanji!!
OK Law Would Make Abortion Providers Felons
How TX Became the Most Anti-Trans State in America
How FL 'don't say gay' law could harm children'
FL 'Don't Say Gay' inspires legislation in Ohio
Oy. As I saw someone point out, this country is never going to break but will just become balkanized. Anyway, has been said many times here, homophobia is back. (And, thankfully, some are standing up against the bullies.)
"You're not writing it because you literally couldn't"
Nikole Hannah-Jones keeps having really bad takes as of late that represent some of the myopia and non-intersectionality of the left. This take by Zoe Samudzi is very smart! (If you can’t see the Tweet in question, peruse here.)
New York club Rash shares GoFundMe after arson attack
Of note: this was a queer club. Very sad and very fucked up!! I have also looked for hours for a similar story in the past year, about an NYC nightclub that had to be evacuated due to someone spraying a chemical in the air. I can’t find it so maybe I made it up – but pretty sure I did not! A
Ohio is inevitable, even in Brooklyn
Ohio ad campaign targets Seattle 'tech bros'
Ohio billboards in Austin try to lure Austinites
"Ohio has taken out a massive ad campaign in California"
I feel like Ohio ads are the new urban Shen Yun.
Bill Nye Sells Out, Shills for Coca-Cola on Plastic Bottles
Apparently Bill Nye is shilling out love for Coca-Cola, in spon con about why they are not bad for the environment. BAD BILL BAD!!!!!
Taylor Swift's Childhood Home Has Just Hit the Market
For how much? A million dollars. This could be because the house belonged to Taylor Swift but it’s actually because the house is a “five-bedroom, four-bathroom property,” a la basically a mansion. Hard life for that Taylor!
Why Is the Food World Afraid to Talk About Poop?
I love scat talk and this story about restaurant culture and poop culture does not disappoint.
The Brilliance of Charo
One of the best profiles of the year so far, which explores Charo’s brilliance and talents beyond the schticks that Hollywood tried to pin her to.
Quinta Brunson Knows Why
Speaking of good celebrity reads, Quinta Brunson’s thoughts on why TV and entertainment should not reflect Twitter is so perfect.
Ben McKenzie Would Like a Word With Crypto Bros
Bless you, Ben McKenzie, for questioning the legitimacy of crypto and amplifying that it’s just a Wall Street wannabe scam for poor cishet dudes.
"i been wheezing"
More reviews like this please!
"when i invite friends over"
I wanna know more about the big bowl bois.
I have been meaning to share this TikTok child that I love, who has the most adorable speech impediment and loves trying and making different food.
"when you get a strike"
Huge week for NSFW bowling. The first item trended like woah and is graphic so peruse at your own risk (but also lol) (also also this genre of meme had a lil moment late last year).
Thank you, gay people, for making this recap of The Grammy’s.
"When you've been single for too long"
There is a reason why this has 2M likes on Twitter.
"Script. Introducing the JBL Clip 4"
Best brand content in a while.
Gru and Gargamel but girls.
And, finally, me trying to be butch.