December 2, 2018

All I Want for Christmas is Darkness and Dread

It's that time of year again, to share the clip of cybergoths raving to Christistmas music (related, previously). And this isn't dance-shaming the fact that goths can dance to anything around 160 BMP (The Verge), but a goofy intro to gothic music for winter holidays. Happy Gothmas! Top 10 Goth Christmas songs (Houston Press). Post-Punk dot com has more Christmas songs for Goths, while Darklinks provides Dark and Dreary Goth/ Industrial and Steampunk Songs for a Macabre Christmas Holiday Season. Or skip the descriptions and justifications for song selections and enjoy a YouTube playlist of 50 Gothic Christmas music tracks/ videos plus some bonus links to albums and compilations.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:57 PM PST - 25 comments

Dispatch from the Land of Enchantment

New Mexico's statehood questioned during marriage license application in the District of Columbia. [more inside]
posted by Iris Gambol at 5:17 PM PST - 148 comments

My parents own this, I own it, if I had kids, they'd probably own it too

1962 saw the release of a truly classic Holiday album -- The Glorious Sound of Christmas, from the Philadelphia Orchestra [44m]. Lush playing under Eugene Ormandy and creative arrangements by Arthur Harris lift the familiar carols well above most holiday fare that has come before or since. With the Temple University Concert Choir. Side A: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, Joy To The World, Oh Holy Night, O Come O Come Emanuel, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Ave Maria [more inside]
posted by hippybear at 3:30 PM PST - 12 comments

HUMAN the movie

HUMAN the movie is a series of interviews with people from around the world. [more inside]
posted by Cozybee at 11:13 AM PST - 2 comments

Very Young Dancers

One reason City Ballet’s 1954 production of “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” remains enchanting has to do with the delightful children who appear in it: 126 students, ages 8 to 12, from the City Ballet-affiliated School of American Ballet are participating this year. They all carry their share of responsibility - but here's what it's like to be the Nutcracker Prince, and Marie in New York City Ballet's Nutcracker.
posted by ChuraChura at 10:46 AM PST - 2 comments

How Global Warming Works

For anyone not completely swamped by climate change news, Michael Ranney, professor of Education at the University of California, created this informative website with a series of short videos explaining the basic mechanisms of global warming. As explored by this article , misinformation, along with ulterior motives, selective evidence scanning, and an overly fatalistic mindset, is one of the biggest reasons some still deny climate change is happening.
posted by TruthfulCalling at 10:22 AM PST - 11 comments

Can you imagine Charlie filling Wonka’s shoes? That passive, naive boy?

Violet Beauregarde should’ve won Wonka’s chocolate factory SLTumblr
posted by Etrigan at 8:50 AM PST - 109 comments

What if Doggerland had survived?

Only a few degrees of temperature separate us [more inside]
posted by Morpeth at 8:37 AM PST - 13 comments

Democracy. Sustainability. Soildarity.

The rising tide of fascism cannot be defeated through liberal reformism. We will win the battle for our lives, our dignity, and our planet by coming together as working people to form a global movement -- a new popular front -- to end capitalism once and for all. Video (Via Means Of Production) for The Progressive International.
posted by The Whelk at 8:28 AM PST - 20 comments

When Soviet Industrial Designers Imagined a Better World

Thanks to tireless work by the Moscow Museum of Design, a forgotten institute’s lost work is being introduced to a new generation of designers.
posted by infini at 7:46 AM PST - 6 comments

Think of us as a walk down a dark alley.

Creepbay: the weird side of online shopping. “Sometimes, with an emphasis on actual creepy and scary stuff. If it is creepy, fantastic, weird, crazy, stupid, hilarious, or strange, and it is for sale, we are all over it. The awesome stuff too. We also explore weird paranormal news.”
posted by Fizz at 7:25 AM PST - 8 comments

“They gave us one night a week, and they called it ‘Soul Night.’”

Despite rink closures, the mostly black skate scene thrives underground. [NYT] “Skating goes deep for us,” said Brandon Young, 27, a custodial worker in the Newark public school system, who skates at Branch Brook most Sundays and who teaches others the form. “It’s a whole culture.” The connection between African-Americans and adult skate nights is deeply linked to the country’s wrenching history of segregation. That relationship, which includes racist policies and the rich culture that rose up in reaction, is the subject of “United Skates,” a documentary that opened this weekend in New York and Los Angeles and will be shown on HBO in February. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings at 7:02 AM PST - 11 comments

the right to global citizenship

Left-wing Critics of Mass Immigration Have a (Weak) Point - "Mass immigration creates problems for the left. Tighter borders can't be the solution." [more inside]
posted by kliuless at 6:55 AM PST - 43 comments

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