I know this is a big statement, but I think “On The Corner Where You Live” by The Paper Kites is my favorite album of the year so far. There’s something about that electric guitar tone, and the lead singer’s voice, that just… ministers to my soul, I guess. The vinyl edition includes an acoustic album they released earlier in the year called “On The Train Ride Home”, which is a beautiful companion to the main album.
The artwork for both albums is also 💯. Large posters of each painting are included.
🎵 The Paper Kites – On The Train Ride Home/On The Corner Where You Live (2018, 2x LP, Deluxe Edition, Gold/Silver, Nettwerk)
That Pacific Northwest Living, once Daylight Savings rolls around…
Kieffer has given us a powerful example of what can happen when we stop trying to force ourselves to meet preconceived notions of how to achieve success — especially unhealthy, untrue ideas — and go after our goals on our own terms. When we focus less on fixing what we consider to be inadequacies and more on reinforcing our strengths, we can realize potential we didn’t even know we had.
Because bullying on your main feed is seen by many as aggressive and uncool, many teens create hate pages: separate Instagram accounts, purpose-built and solely dedicated to trashing one person, created by teens alone or in a group. They’ll post bad photos of their target, expose her secrets, post screenshots of texts from people saying mean things about her, and any other terrible stuff they can find.
Amazon has submitted a patent application, recently granted, outlining how the company could recommend chicken soup or cough drops to people who use its Echo device if it detects symptoms like coughing and sniffling when they speak to it, according to a report by CNET. It could even suggest a visit to the movies after discerning boredom. Other patents submitted by the company have focused on how it could suggest products to people based on keywords in their conversations.
This is the best comic I’ve seen about remote work.
Most of these new dystopian stories take place in the future, but channel the anger and anxieties of the present, when women and men alike are grappling with shifting gender roles and the messy, continuing aftermath of the MeToo movement. They are landing at a charged and polarizing moment, when a record number of women are getting involved in politics and running for office, and more women are speaking out against sexual assault and harassment.