Nov 15, 2015

Fwd: Why books are a perfect tool for silent protest πŸ“–




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Culture Shift is a weekly newsletter curated by the HuffPost Culture writers and editors.

This week we're talking about book-reading as silent protest, the new generation of agony aunts, comedian Kristina Wong's viral activism, a d*cktionary of crappy text responses, the politics of Jamaican dancehalls, and that nude Hillary Clinton painting.


Is Michel Houellebecq The French Jonathan Franzen?

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On the lengths to which we'll go to defend our great white male novelists. (Read more here)


Jamaican Artist Explores How Fashion Can Become A Matter Of Survival

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"In order to force one's way out of invisibility one has to create a reason to be seen." (Read more here)


Woman Reading A Book At A Trump Rally Should Inspire A Movement

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Book-reading is a perfect tool for silent protest. (Read more here)


How Comedian Kristina Wong Went Viral, Then Took Her Art And Activism Offline

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The time the Chinese-American performer became "white" in Africa. (Read more here)


If You Like 'Twin Peaks,' You'll Love This Book

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A story collection with peculiar joys for any fan of the uncanny. (Read more here)


The D*ck-tionary You Need To Decode All Those Crappy Texts

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Your A-Z guide to the anxiety-ridden language of texting. (Read more here)


An Artist Painted Hillary Clinton Nude, And She Didn't Stop There

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Hillary's got a real fan in painter Sarah Sole. (Read more here)


The New Generation Of Agony Aunts Transforming The Advice Column

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These new advice columnists aren't regular aunts. They're cool aunts! (Read more here)

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