Monday, April 6, 2015

Monday Reading



Taxing the Period
by David Linton
The topic of menstruation is so delicate in the US that it’s unlikely that any party or mainstream candidate would sign on to support a bill to eliminate menstrual sales taxes at any level.  It would surely invite ridicule and smarmy commentary from the uptight media pundits and politicians who run rampant over anything having to do with women’s health, especially when it comes to the menstrual cycle.
Read More at The Society for Menstrual Cycle Research


Ronald Moody: Archival explorations of a Black Jamaican artist in interwar London
by Gemma Romain
For the past three years Caroline Bressey and I have been researching interwar Black history in relation to London’s art world. The African and Asian presence in Britain in this period is fascinating and crucial to our understanding of modern British history, yet it has been systematically neglected within British historiography. Those who have worked to combat this neglect include Hakim Adi, who has published several important books reflecting on anti-colonial, Pan-African and communist politics in relation to the African diaspora in the early twentieth century; Rozina Visram who has published pioneering works on Asian history in modern Britain; and Susheila Nasta who led the recent Making Britain project.
Read More at Media Diversified

New in April: Going to 11?
There are also a batch of notable titles showing up later in the month, including the much-anticipated first season of Netflix's Daredevil, the off-its-rocker Crank (2006), the latest mind puzzle from Jean-Luc Godard, Goodbye to Language (2014), and a couple of highly regarded new horror films, The Babadook and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. I'm looking forward to all of these (except maybe the Godard, which I saw in a theater—in 3D—and which might be tough to watch again, especially in 2D). Premiere dates listed at the bottom of the page.
Read More at What's On Netflix Now?


The 18 Worst Things Rich And Powerful People Got Away With
The rich and powerful get perks the rest of us great unwashed do not: preferential treatment, access to things we can only imagine, and the ability to kill people and not spend the rest of their lives in jail. 
And that's really just the tip of the iceberg. It turns out that when you're able to wipe your ass with $100 bills, the planet will let you get away with pretty much anything you damn well please. Our readers brought you the worst offenders.
Read More at Cracked


Interior: Strip Club
A guy I’m sitting with at a small table with is telling me about how much money he used to make, and how much he spent on strippers.
Read More at Anything But a Wasted Life


Bree Sharp performs “David Duchovny” live in front of David Duchovny in New York



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