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In Celebration Of The 80s 12" Remix

Not a modern remix of an 80s song. Remixes from the early days of extended mixes, back in the 80s. Like Phil Collins - Take Me Home (Extended 12" Mix). When remixes were made up of elements from the original song, not a DJ remix. Like Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart (12" Extended Version). Back when remixes were a bit clunky but imaginative, like Madonna - Lucky Star (US Remix). [more inside]
posted by hippybear at 6:23 PM Jul 22 2016 - 160 comments [123 favorites]

Crisis on high

At the top of the world a climate disaster is unfolding that will impact the lives of more than 1 billion people.
posted by smoke at 8:00 PM Jul 24 2016 - 43 comments [86 favorites]

"That was the eureka moment."

Biology textbooks tell us that lichens are alliances between two organisms—a fungus and an alga. They are wrong.
posted by komara at 6:41 AM Jul 22 2016 - 34 comments [68 favorites]

‘Myths of rape should be dispelled’: Ontario Court Justice Zuker

“The myths of rape should be dispelled once and for all,” he announced near the long-awaited end of his verdict. “It doesn’t matter if the victim was drinking, out at night alone, sexually exploited, on a date with the perpetrator, or how the victim was dressed. No one asks to be raped.” He underlined that last line, literally.
posted by Shepherd at 3:32 PM Jul 22 2016 - 25 comments [59 favorites]

Chase the Clouds Away

The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, starts today. [more inside]
posted by misskaz at 12:34 PM Jul 25 2016 - 3176 comments [59 favorites]

Summon all the courage you require, then count. (Day 1, 2, 3, FOUR) RNC

The morning after Trump's running mate, Mike Pence's big night, the headlines read, "Ted Cruz Dashes Hopes for Unity by Snubbing Donald Trump." Welcome to Day Four. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 5:31 AM Jul 21 2016 - 3717 comments [54 favorites]

"Hidden literary gems"

Writing for the BBC, Lucy Scholes lists "Ten 'Lost' Books You Should Read Now," starting with Teffi's Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea. An excerpt from Memories appeared in The New Yorker in 2014, and a recent article there provided additional background for that book as well as the collection of which the essay "My Dinner with Rasputin" is a part. [more inside]
posted by Wobbuffet at 7:31 PM Jul 23 2016 - 11 comments [53 favorites]

Election Update: John Adams Doesn't Have A Real Job Anyway

Who is Tim Kaine? He's a senator from Virginia, and formerly served as mayor of Richmond and governor of Virginia. He's a Jesuit (like Pope Francis). He's highly-rated by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. He speaks Spanish. And yesterday, it was announced he's Hillary Clinton's candidate for Vice President.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:22 AM Jul 23 2016 - 1609 comments [51 favorites]

I think! And I always have a piece of string!

To be a witch is to be a woman with power in a world where women are often otherwise powerless.” [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura at 9:56 AM Jul 20 2016 - 31 comments [50 favorites]

Cosmo on birth injuries and postpartum pain

"Millions of women are injured during childbirth. Why aren't doctors diagnosing them?" [more inside]
posted by liet at 7:47 AM Jul 20 2016 - 44 comments [48 favorites]

RNC Part III: Return Of The Nominee (probably)

Donald Trump is officially the Republican nominee for president, but there are still two days left for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH. [more inside]
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 9:20 AM Jul 20 2016 - 1708 comments [45 favorites]

Why did God make me an outcast and a stranger in mine own house?

Victorian Women of Color: A Rare ViewPhotos of Women of Color from this era are hard to come by, especially "family" photographs. Sadly these beautiful and touching images go unnamed. A couple of these photos were taken when there was still slavery in the United States. [Downtown LA Life Magazine is] honored to present these images as part of our dedication to the photographic history of our country. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 5:42 PM Jul 25 2016 - 15 comments [45 favorites]

In the course of 10 years, VW produced six generations of defeat devices

For the first time the true scale has been revealed of a coldly calculated, deliberate and sustained scheme by scores of Volkswagen executives and engineers to defraud American car buyers and deceive American regulators.
posted by Sebmojo at 7:09 PM Jul 25 2016 - 124 comments [45 favorites]

CSM on LGBT and Conservative Christianity

The first of a seven-part longish read article series from the Christian Science Monitor: How the push for gay rights is reshaping religious liberty in America As gay rights rapidly expand, some religious conservatives worry that their ability to live their public lives according to their faith is being swept away. [more inside]
posted by hippybear at 6:04 PM Jul 24 2016 - 201 comments [43 favorites]

Remember it's your life. Live it any way you like.

First Lady Michelle Obama joins James Corden for a drive around the White House grounds. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 7:00 AM Jul 21 2016 - 56 comments [40 favorites]

"it was generally accepted that Swift was a kind, genuine person."

When Did the Media Turn Against Taylor Swift? - In an interview with The Guardian, she came out as a feminist. A charitable read is that Swift was simply growing as a person as she entered her mid-20s. A more cynical outlook is that, in the words of BuzzFeed's Anne Helen Petersen, she was employing "an incredibly savvy image maintenance strategy." These interpretations are not mutually exclusive. [...] It's increasingly popular to use celebrities as signposts (or, as Roxane Gay puts it, "brand ambassadors") for various strains of political thought [...] This development has been very beneficial for the media — entertainment news spreads better when injected with a dose of political signaling, and potentially abstract political discussions spread better if they're attached to a recognizable name — and for an artist, there can be definite benefits in having your work linked with a specific politics. But the risks are heightened, too: Your failings become not just the failings of a person, but the failings of an ideology, and must be denounced even more loudly. [previously] [more inside]
posted by cendawanita at 2:58 AM Jul 22 2016 - 205 comments [39 favorites]

The Entrepreneurial State

Mariana Mazzucato is Rethinking Capitalism (pdf; via) [more inside]
posted by kliuless at 7:22 AM Jul 22 2016 - 13 comments [39 favorites]

Popcorn, always with the popcorn

Popcorn. Not just a snack, but a metaphor for schadenfreude. And darn tasty to boot. You can mix equal volumes popcorn and milk without raising the level of the milk, which is kinda fun but doesn't taste very good. Or.... [more inside]
posted by sotonohito at 11:38 AM Jul 22 2016 - 63 comments [39 favorites]

Through Our Eyes

Through Our Eyes gave disposable cameras to 100 homeless people in Spartanburg, South Carolina and asked them to take pictures of their lives.
posted by holyrood at 2:38 PM Jul 24 2016 - 10 comments [39 favorites]

"There is something you can do."

Seattle-based artist Natasha Marin has started a project called Reparations, intended to go through the end of the year, in which people of color make requests and white-identified people volunteer to fulfill them or make offers of their own. [more inside]
posted by Errant at 3:35 PM Jul 20 2016 - 19 comments [38 favorites]

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