This is the moment two or three people have been awaiting! The release of an album about somethings that may or may not have happened. Join a monkey and kiss your friend.
It is unrealistic to expect any population to be free of genetic diseases but show breeders have intentionally selected for traits that result in diseases. Conformation breeders claim that they are improving the breed and yet they are the cause of the poor state of so many animals.
This demonstrates that peoples’ stereotypes and assumptions operate independent of the appropriators’ own knowledge, however deep, of the culture they’re taking from. In this case, that knowledge is substantial. The band has a longstanding relationship with Haiti, starting with member Régine Chassagne’s ancestry (her parents fled the nation during the Duvalier horrors). They have been dedicated supporters of Partners in Health, which works to eradicate disease in Haiti. As Darville points out, though, audiences generally lack this context, and the onus is on the artist to recognize that fact.
This weekend’s New York Times features a not-terribly-clever op-ed by Bob Garfield that purports to support the recent decision by BuzzFeed.com banning negative book reviews. However, if you read it…
“Census of Marine Life researchers discovered this unusual transparent sea cucumber (Enypniastes sp.) in the Gulf of Mexico at 2,750 meters depth. It creeps forward on its tentacles pretty slowly, at around 2 centimeters per minute, while sweeping detritus-rich sediment into its mouth. It’s so transparent that you can even see its digestive tractwinding through its body!”
In recent years it has – I really, really hope – become better known that non-bird reptiles (turtles, lizards, snakes, crocodiles, alligators and so on) are …
In some circles of journalism and publishing, women are far outnumbered by men. Does the imbalance reflect hostility or complacency?
back at it. you should probably take my name out your girl’s phone and block me on twitter while you still have a chance.