I’m tired of hearing about it. You’re tired of hearing about it. Many in the news tired quickly of reporting it. Finally, it seems to have exited the news cycle. It was The Ice Bucket Challenge – a fundraising gimmick created … Continue reading →
I wrote some reflections about how to engage with major trends and graphed over 200 Ice Bucket Challenge videos indexed by online community for Storyful’s blog.
This was fun to do.
I’m so happy this documentary exists and is available online.
Breakfast around the world
(Source: sanziene, via kenyatta)
"It hardly mattered, though, to the now-early-teens who’d been raised on Williams’ movies. For them — for me — Williams has a place in the pantheon simply by virtue of being that rare star who seemed excited to work on projects we cared about. Giving joy is as important as evoking tears or provoking thought, and Williams’ legacy, perhaps, can be measured in the imprints his movies left in rec-room carpets, as kids parked in front of the TV rewound his movies again and again."
I spent the weekend with my parents in suburban MD in advance of the DC Politics and Prose reading tonight, and I made Ruth come too though she had to go back to NY today for work. We had a fun weekend exploring DC’s cultural riches. Jk, we didn’t, instead we ate excellent free food, drank a lot…
Hi Tumblr! I’ve been away for a couple months!
I had a conversation yesterday with my boyfriend, one where he literally almost got angry at me, after I outed myself for having spent money on Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. I tried to defend myself describing how the game actually is really smart about the way it monetizes around simple wish fulfillment, the underestimated value of cosmetic modifications to avatars, and how it’s made me think Kim K. is a brilliant business person. Essentially his argument came down to his distaste for the Kardashians, and there was no cultural analysis or undergrad level “highbrow meets lowbrow” thesis I could conjure that excused the fact I spent a dozen bucks on the game, and supported her empire, to purchase cool shoes for my game avatar.
And then Emily wrote this thing expressing a similar experience and articulated it very well. So click through for all of Emily’s blogging thoughts on the Kim K. game.
(P.S. my game progress mysteriously deleted itself the other week and I still can’t get support to respond, so I’ve taken a hiatus from trying to make it to Calabasas)