June 11, 2021

Holding Out For A He-Man

Netflix has dropped a teaser trailer for the long awaited Masters of the Universe: Revelation series. [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum at 11:55 PM PST - 68 comments

"The assumption is that queer history begins at the city gates.”

The total percentage of rural queer Americans mirrors the percentage of rural Americans overall: around 15-20% of queer Americans live in rural areas, while around 19% of total Americans live rurally. Rural Queer History: Hidden in Plain Sight from The Daily Yonder ["Keep It Rural"]. [more inside]
posted by hippybear at 9:34 PM PST - 5 comments

How America Fractured into Four Parts

Four Americas by George Packer. Longform essay at the Atlantic on how the United States has ended up where it is.
posted by zardoz at 2:08 PM PST - 48 comments

"Greed. Kidding. Well, sort of, greed."

The Rise and Fall of Planet Hollywood ; or, 'Planet Hollywood Origin Story History Interview'
posted by box at 1:32 PM PST - 19 comments

We’re still at the point of collecting factlets

The brain's representations of the world are surprisingly unstable. Ed Yong at the Atlantic reports.
posted by biogeo at 10:51 AM PST - 36 comments

The nadir of a lifetime of eating cereal

Cereal taster (and occasional New York Times columnist) Jamelle Bouie (previously) takes on Kellogg's Green Onion Chex from South Korea (previously). Spoiler alert: it did not go well for him.
posted by Cash4Lead at 10:18 AM PST - 53 comments

Free Photoshop? In my browser? It's more likely than you think!

Photoshop, but in the browser and completely free. (Found via which also has a bit of discussion on how interesting/useable this is.)
posted by MartinWisse at 4:14 AM PST - 49 comments

From Doomsday Preppers to Doomsday Plotters

Far-right movements have long dreamed of a moment that ends society as we’ve known it. Now, experts say, so-called accelerationist thinking is proliferating in ways that could destabilize democracy. [more inside]
posted by infinite intimation at 3:41 AM PST - 36 comments

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