BREAKING FREE

LA MUSICA
Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, the greatest living blues guitarist you’ve never heard of

PEOPLE AND CULTURE
The four traits that put kids at risk for addiction
Rethinking capitalism
On carefree black boys: understanding the appeal of the ‘carefree’ aesthetic to black male musicians from Young Thug to Chance the Rapper
The washing machine club

DOING WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE
Emotional Labor: what it is and how it’s unfairly distributed, with copious examples
Building a national memorial to remember the victims of lynching

TECH
Someone is learning how to take down the internet
1980s Amiga has been running the AC and heat in 19 schools for 30 years

ABSURDUM
Smartphones replaced with butter
Tiny hand interviews Terry Crews

Image Credit
Pro-tip: email subscribers click title for sweet pic of Ms. Watkins shredding on her guitar

While the Gettin’s Good

An end-of-the-week smorgasboard of goodies.

MOVIE MADNESS
Every reference to 70s-80s movies in Stranger Things, with side-by-side clips
Kim Jong IL, the man who brought love to North Korea’s silver screen
20 GIFS of silent film stars doing their own stunts

ART AND LITERATURE
Rothko Everywhere
A comprehensive database of metaphors in literature dating back to sometime B.C.E.

PROFESSIONAL REVENGE
In which the Missouri Office of the Director of Public Defender bitch slaps the Governor of Missouri using all the power the law allows
Why do taxonomists write the meanest obituaries?

CLICK BAIT
Why smart people are better off with fewer friends
Fuck Nuance

VIDEODROME
New York Subway, 1905
More Darn Cats!
Mathare kids dancing like whoa
Shovels and Rope music video for Birmingham
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers: Waltz in Swing Time
Blues great R.L. Burnside playing See My Jumper Hanging on the Line

Image credit: Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Stranger Things, screenshot, 2016.
(Pro tip: Email recipients, click title for rad close-up shot of Eleven from Stranger Things)