Politics

‘American Reflexxx': Performance Art Video Uncovers Shocking, Violent Dehumanization

A disturbing video has begun to make the rounds on Facebook. Titled “American Reflexxx,” it’s the work of performance artists Signe Pierce and Alli Coates, and it involves the former walking through a city while the latter films her. The result is 14 minutes of deeply unsettling footage. … Read More

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Presenting Your New 2016 Presidential Candidate: Waka Flocka Flame

Are you already finding yourself disillusioned by the upcoming presidential elections? Do you feel like none of the candidates truly… Read More

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Imagining a World Without Work

At the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, someone asked American suffragette and political activist Mary Elizabeth Lease what she thought the world would be like in 100 years’ time. Lease had a bold answer: “By the end of the next century,” she predicted, “three hours will constitute a long day’s work. And this work will liberally furnish infinitely more of the benefits of civilization and the comforts of life than 16 hours’ slavish toil will today.” As we say here in the 21st century: LOL. Sadly, Lease’s prediction hasn’t exactly come true. But you can see why she made it: she imagined that in the 21st century, we’d have all these wonderful machines that make our lives easier! Instead, it’s one of the paradoxes of capitalism that while the amount of labor dedicated to keeping us alive is growing ever smaller, the amount of work we’re actually doing is growing ever larger. … Read More

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Prepare for Ice Cream “Brr-itos” and a Lot More Sarah Jessica Parker: Links You Need To See

Breaking news! An Italian explorer will be living in a giant ball atop an iceberg for a year! Studio Ghibli has released a U.S. trailer for When Marnie Was There! The Time 100 was released and has already become a work of found poetry! Sarah Jessica Parker is coming back to HBO with a new comedy called Divorce, which the network just gave a series order!  Hyperbole aside, the real breaking news is that the North River Lobster Boat is coming back to New York this summer—May 1st, specifically—with 45-minute long Hudson River cruises, replete with booze and Maine lobster rolls, AND secondly that Ben & Jerry’s is releasing the Brrr-ito, a giant ice-cream stuffed wafer of goodness, notably on 4/20. … Read More

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The Mixed Message of Louis CK’s Apology to Sarah Palin

Louis CK slammed Sarah Palin with some particularly vulgar, obscene, anatomy-focused tweets back in 2010. They helped explode his Twitter popularity and resulted in Greta Van Susteren threatening to protest if he was named host of the Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner. … Read More

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“Smoothies, What the Fuck”: Steve Albini on Cooking, Celebrity Chefs, and Why Foodie Culture Sucks

Of all the searing appraisals attributed to Steve Albini — musician (Shellac, Big Black), recording engineer (Nirvana, The Breeders, PJ Harvey, the list goes on forever), owner of Chicago’s Electrical Audio studio, thrower of truth bombs, notoriously fair dude — the one that sticks with me the most comes from the least likely source: his 2012 interview with Bon Appétit. “I hate [the word] foodie because it’s cute, like pretty much all diminutives associated with eating,” he told the magazine. “Veggies, sammies, parm. I eat food, and I cook it: it’s for eating, preferably with friends, and I don’t make a fetish out of it.” … Read More

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Jon Stewart Hilariously Dissects Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Announcement

As everyone is probably aware, Hillary Clinton has declared her run for the Presidency, officially broadcasting commercials depicting herself… Read More

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The 9 Types of Hillary Clinton Reactions You’ll Find on Social Media

She’s in. With Hillary Clinton’s big announcement, a long campaign season looms before us, full of rancor and bitterness, gaffes, poll bounces, and predictions gone awry. Social media has meant that most lingering public caginess about debating politics has evaporated, and many amateur politicos proudly began waving a flag of affiliation and loyalty yesterday. This is particularly true vis-a-vis Hillary Clinton, who elicits lots of armchair punditry because she symbolizes so much to so many people. So to kick off a year and a half of Clinton campaigning, here’s Flavorwire’s guide to the universe of Hillary opinionators — not on TV, but in your own social media feeds. From the conspiracy-loving NRA member to the self-righteous radical, we’ve got all the types of Hillary lovers and haters covered in these nine archetypes. … Read More

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