Sunday, November 6, 2016

Fwd: Really calming Bob Ross videos to get you through the election

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This week we're talking about #GirlGaze, our planet's strangest ecological experiment, Frankie Cosmos, the punk singer fighting for indigenous women, the new kings of mariachi, the history of the word "boo," and the extremely calming Bob Ross videos that will help you through this election.


Ophelie Rondeau helped launch a girls-only photo collective, Girls by Girls, with her friend Ashley Armitage. The duo are just two of the women rethinking how we choose to photograph the lives of women. Rondeau's picture was submitted to, and shared by, a project similar to her own, called #girlgaze, a "curated collection of images taken by female photographers that demonstrates the power of the girl gaze." (Read more here.)


Eight people ― four men, four women ― locked in a paradise under glass for two years. No one and nothing is allowed in or out. The world is watching. In 2016, this sounds like the setup for a no-holds-barred reality show. But in the early 1990s, Biosphere 2 was a real and at least somewhat scientific venture. (Read more here.)


How Bj√∂rk collaborator Tanya Tagaq turned an Inuit tradition into a feminist battle cry. (Read more here.)


Greta Kline — aka Frankie Cosmos — on confessional lyrics, bedroom recordings, and asserting herself at shows.(Read more here.)


Our remedy to Election Stress Disorder is by no means a cure. But it does come with happy little trees. (Read more here.)


How Flor de Toloache's mix of tradition and innovation is enchanting listeners around the world. (Read more here.)


On Halloween, one word reigns supreme: Boo. But where does it come from? (Read more here.)


In Virgin and Other Stories, April Ayers Lawson explores sex in the religious South. (Read more here.)


Netflix recommendation of the week!

Need help figuring out what to watch on Netflix? Here's what our editors have to say about "Buffy The Vampire Slayer": A group of witty underdogs living in a fictional California suburb on top of a "Hellmouth" fight demons and save the world … numerous times.


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