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photographed for an ad against overindulgence.
"After a stressful week, Friday and Saturday are the days when hard-working Japanese men and women 'let their hair down' by taking part in post-work 'drinking until you drop,' says Yaocho Bar Group, which launched the alcohol awareness campaign.
Combined with a low alcohol tolerance common among the Asian population, consequences of the wild weekend partying can be less than ideal." [more inside]
posted by ChuckRamone
on Jun 3, 2014 -
Legal groups say Kenya’s justice system rarely prosecutes homophobic crimes, but that may soon change: In 2011 the incoming President of Kenya’s Supreme Court Dr. Willy Mutunga called gay rights the “other frontier of marginalization” in Kenyan society in a signal that he may pressure Kenya’s judiciary to decriminalize homosexual acts.
In the wake of author Binyavanga Wainaina (previously 1, 2) coming out
and the release of Invisible: Stories from Kenya’s Queer Community
, hope that Kenya may be going against the tide
regarding gay rights in Africa.
posted by psoas
on Feb 19, 2014 -
: 'Everyone's A Sellout'
But the "selling out" thing isn't about whether the work is any good, so much as the question of "artistic integrity." Which assumes a simple model in which the artist has a "vision," that forms perfectly in her head, and she then executes that vision with perfect precision — unless she pauses to think about how best to attract an audience of paying customers, in which case the vision becomes compromised and, I guess, blurry. That business, of having a vision and executing it, describes none of the actual process of creating something from scratch, unless you're some kind of minimalist who writes a six-word story or just paints a big dot on a canvas. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns
on May 30, 2013 -
Is Chillwave the Next Big Music Trend?
- Wiki: Chillwave is a debated genre of music where artists are often characterized by their heavy use of effects processing, synthesizers, looping, sampling, and heavily filtered vocals with simple melodic lines. Its musical predecessors are diverse and include the synthpop of the 1980s, shoegaze, ambient, musique concrète and various types of music outside of the Western World. In this case, nostalgia of 80s synthpop is filtered through a distorted lens, re-envisioning the era in a more vague and lo-fi sense.
Just don't call them that
. You can always check in at the Hipster Runoff
(the birthplace of the term) for news about the vaguely new subgenre. [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole
on Dec 9, 2010 -
Earlier this summer, a little-known '80s singer named R.P. Astley, responsible for a few blips on the radar such as "Eternally Conjoined
" and "Under No Circumstances Will I Ever Release You
" (the latter of which created a brief meme in which one would "PaulTumble" one's friends by pretending to point them to the video, but instead sending them to something quite interesting and novel instead)
has released *fist clench, drawing-in gesture aimed at camera*
a new track, "Lights Out
," his first new song in 17 years *hand gesture at camera*
. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Sep 9, 2010 -
, an astounding mp3 blog devoted to mostly out-of-print free jazz and improv records, has been linked a few times on Ask, but never gotten the main-page exposure it deserves. Until now
. The editors' selections are always interesting and written about well, and they're ready to go to the mat
for the music. (The interview with Marsalis
by the Bad Plus to which that's a response is also well worth reading.) But the real impetus for this post is only tangentially related to jazz: recently they got saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa
to do a guest post
on Indian (mostly Carnatic) music, and it won't be long before the links expire. Fall to! [more inside]
posted by kenko
on Mar 9, 2009 -
Mutual Funds - Out
, Google's IPO - In
. Letting Your Boyfriend Videotape It - Out
, Letting A Major Network Videotape It - In
. Segway - Out
, Honda Ruckus - In
. A sampling from the Washington Post's List for 2004
posted by bluedaniel
on Jan 2, 2004 -