My weekly collection of the provocative, intriguing, or curious, in a world where the house is falling down. The contextual, the cultural, and other things that catch my eye.
Image credit: Kulusuk, Greenland. Photo by Ville Miettinen via Wikimedia Commons. CC BY 2.0.
America’s offer to buy Greenland seems like the stuff of satire. But War on the Rocks explains that it makes strategic sense.
Photographer Chris Arnade wanted to understand the ‘back row’ of American society. He found that “You can learn everything about America in a McDonald’s”.
Corporate Rebels asked a new team member to set her own salary. They were acting on one of their business principles. She found it hard.
Air pollution is the next big public health battle. More than 90% of the world’s population live with pollution levels higher than World Health Organization ‘safe’ levels. This piece is long and detailed.
Making the invisible visible. Artist Richard Viglen creates installations which show the electromagnetic fields in our landscapes. The 60″ video shows how it works.
Black Monument Ensemble builds a fifty year bridge. Its music connects the civil rights radicalism of the 1970s with that of the 2010s. KBMF radio interviewed composer Damon Locks (22 mins).
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