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"Dandyism was initially imposed on black men in eighteenth-century England, as the Atlantic slave trade and an emerging culture of conspicuous consumption generated a vogue in dandified black servants."
http://chronicle.com/article/Black-Dandies-Fashion-New/135954/
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00428MFUE

Arthur Chu, the hated Jeopardy champion, talks about being asked to do Chinese accents as a voice actor. I am getting something of a brain-crush on him.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/07/31/336380977/breaking-out-the-broken-english

Here's an article about the all-white-people Hollywood team behind the new James Brown movie. Via Nisi Shawl, who says "No, I am not advocating 'reverse racism.' I am advocating for inclusion and responsible representation."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gregory-allen-howard/whitewashing-of-james-brown_b_5638130.html

Charles "Lil Buck" Riley is the choreographer of Janelle Monae's "Tightrope." He also performs in the video, but on this video he dances solo to the song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY2tjBFK20c
If you like that, you can then watch him dance "The Dying Swan."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZumgHLSW10

A young girl and a US Senator commit plagiarism. "When we fail to teach children about professional and personal ethics, when we don’t teach them how to make amends or learn from their mistakes, we tacitly approve their dishonest behavior and encourage them to replicate it on an as-needed basis throughout their lives. What begins as a mistake, a misleading quote given under the pressure of a first experience in the limelight, can become a desperate attempt to hold on to a career, a spouse, or a reputation."
http://m.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/07/plagiarism/374999/

Non-gender-binary folks and our problems with finding clothing that fits and getting salespeople to sell us the clothing.
http://www.timescolonist.com/life/bad-service-bad-fits-dressing-off-gender-binary-can-be-challenge-for-non-conformers-1.1264241

Date: 12 Aug 2014 01:51 am (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Slings & Arrows' Anna offers up "Virtual Timbits" (Anna brings doughnuts)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
Oh! That Arthur Chu piece communicated so much pain and wisdom and funny in so few words!

Wow! 'Lil Buck' is made of liquid mercury. Neat landscape, as well.

And two more juicies for my bus reading. Thanks, as always.

Date: 12 Aug 2014 04:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] selki
I also liked the anti-racist "Ching Chong (Means I love you)" parody vid that Arthur Chu article led me to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zulEMWj3sVA&feature=kp

And I liked both the Lil Buck vids, in different ways.

Date: 12 Aug 2014 04:23 am (UTC)
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Fabulous! The Arthur Chu video manages to combine funny, meta, goofy, and trenchant commentary PLUS a nice tenor.

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