Dhaka Student Protests


Students in Dhaka, Bangladesh, protesting against dangerous roads. 4 female students raped as a result. So now the students are guarding the females in Dhaka (shown in pic)

Podcast Diet, June 2018

  • Caliphate – A podcast by the New York Times on the state of ISIS, but simultaneously also shedding light on how journalism is made in the light of terrorism. How to report on reporting? How do fact-check sources, how to get inside the minds and doings of ISIS, the threat that has encapsulated the media in the past years? Rukmini Callimachi’s podcast is captivating, thrilling and extremely interesting. I’ve fallen with love with her completely (although to be fair her incredibly radio-genic voice may have helped in that)
  • Reply All – Whenever I recommend Reply All, I describe as a podcast “that sheds light on the myths of the internet”. I feel it’s fair to say that people on Twitter will love how Reply All’s little stories and intriguing episodes (about all sorts of media- and web-related subjects, including memes, obscure tweets, crazy movements and interesting trends). They really dig deep into and explain things that I’d completely forgotten. It’s the only podcast I’ve been going back through every episode they’ve ever aired.

There’s not much else yet here. I often try out podcasts but rarely get hooked on them like I got hooked on these. I’m definitely a fan of Gimlet media, but looking to expand on more European-centric podcasts, so if anyone has equally entertaining recommendations, hit me up on Twitter.

The Premium Mediocre Life of Maya Millennial

Premium mediocre is the finest bottle of wine at Olive Garden. Premium mediocre is cupcakes and froyo. Premium mediocre is “truffle” oil on anything (no actual truffles are harmed in the making of “truffle” oil), and extra-leg-room seats in Economy. Premium mediocre is cruise ships, artisan pizza, Game of Thrones, and The Bellagio.

Source: The Premium Mediocre Life of Maya Millennial

Merci Malte für dieses Stück Internet-Weltkulturerbe.

After Authenticity

One widely cited study shows that tourists who are concerned with authenticity reject souvenirs that are made for sale to Western consumers. For these tourists, authentic objects must not be “manufactured specifically for the market.” They have to have an “original” use value and purpose as intended by a native craftsperson (Cohen, 1988). This gives us a pretty good idea of what authenticity means, or at least what it meant: something special, something unique, something priceless, not a commodity, not touc

Source: After Authenticity

 

Fantastic read about authenticity, spanning from streetwear to travel, and of what comes after this “modern superstition”.

SLASHER

Die New York Times ging sogar so weit, die Millennials gleich als „Generation Slasher“ auszurufen. Durch die Entwicklung der digitalisierten Arbeitswelt fühlen sich immer mehr Menschen zu einer multiplen Karriere „eingeladen“. Wer einen Blog betreibt und Bilder sowie Texte erstellt, beschreibt sich gerne mal als “writer / photographer”. Dazu kommt, dass viele Blogger auch als Berater tätig sind – noch ein Attribut für nach dem Slash. Die Realität der Karriere und die sprachlichen Mittel, die wir haben, komm

Source: Multiple Karrieren – der Lebenslauf der Zukunft | Qiio Magazin

Farewell to Halt and Catch Fire, the best show that nobody watched 

In this respect, it’s similar to the Mad Men finale – but where Mad Men is ambivalent, at best, toward the bolt of inspiration that leads Don Draper to create the “I’d like to buy the world a Coke” ad, Halt and Catch Fire maintains a single commitment: ideas are what we have. That’s why the show could never have become a smash hit, why it got , and why it’s highly unlikely it will ever be brought back by an ambitious investor. With so many self-consciously explosive series vying for your attention, Halt and Catch Fire played a different game. It kept itself contained, forcing the audience to match its subdued, mesmerizing rhythm. Eventually, the audience and the characters learned the same lesson: sometimes, it’s worth putting in the work.

Source: Farewell to Halt and Catch Fire, the best show that nobody watched | Television & radio | The Guardian