It is noteworthy that a book collecting Castro’s statements on Vietnam at more than 100 forums in Cuba and the world from 1964 to 2005, titled “Fidel Castro: Vietnam chien dau va hy sinh vi tat ca dan toc tren the gioi,”(Fidel Castro: Vietnam fights and sacrifices for all nations worldwide), was issued by Vietnam News Agency Publishing House in 2018. … [Read more...] about Vietnam-Cuba cultural exchange in review
The speed of all of this movement is astounding—a testament to the fact that the arc of history not only bends toward justice, but occasionally races toward it. What the swiftness belies, however, are the deep structural challenges associated with relegating the flag to, as President Obama suggested, “a museum.” The Confederate flag isn’t merely a physical item, flown in physical places and available as merchandise in big-box stores and souvenir shops and the junk-selling stretches of the Internet. Its symbolism is also incorporated into the flags of seven—seven—different states. It has appeared in artwork both high and low, and on album covers, and at concerts, and on television, and in movies. It was used in a button for—if not necessarily produced by—the Clinton-Gore campaign of ‘92. It is the visual embodiment of Americans’ storied capacity to forget our own history: an expansion of the highways that are named for … [Read more...] about Confederate Flag, Pop-Culture Phenomenon
Jarnow describes how echoes of head culture have touched various corners of America’s past and present, from New York’s graffiti scene to frat boys to the founders of Google. Jarnow, who published a book about Yo La Tengo in 2012, touches on pop-culture offshoots from Freaks and Geeks to Miley Cyrus, while perspectively probing “the apolitical morass of head politics.” He notes that although acid use is down as a high school ritual, it’s thriving as a high-end recreation – “a rarefied space,” he writes with some ambiguity, “for rarefied people.” … [Read more...] about America’s Psychedelic Majority: How LSD Changed Culture Forever
In the interview, he seems to be coping about as well as any of us. Even though he’s meant to be playing Batman, he’s barely working out (my hero) and he’s taking great liberties with his Batman diet: “I’ll have oatmeal with, like, vanilla protein powder on it. And I will barely even mix it up. It’s extraordinarily easy. Like, I eat out of cans and stuff. I’ll literally put Tabasco inside a tuna can and just eat it out of the can.” … [Read more...] about Explain it to me quickly: is Robert Pattinson trolling us with his horrifying pasta dish?
The BuzzFeed investigation detailed incidents in which the staffers said they were sidelined, disciplined or fired for speaking up about discrimination, taking a mental health leave or attending family funerals, among other things. The allegations ranged from racist microagressions, to jokes about mistaking two Black female employees with the same hairstyle. One former employee said she left her job after she was called into a meeting with executive producer Ed Glavin, where she was reprimanded for her objections to the term “spirit animal,” asking for a raise, and suggesting employees on the show receive diversity and inclusion training. The employee said Glavin told her she “was walking around looking resentful and angry.” … [Read more...] about Ellen DeGeneres & Warner Bros. Address Toxic Workplace Culture Allegations; Talk Show To Undergo Staffing Changes Following Investigation