Slightly trashy but 100% satisfying bite of news and happenings.
August 6, 2018 at 9:30 am
This week we could like to extend our gratitude to books, ducks, and lesbians who love Carly Rae Jepsen.
This loving profile of the Go-go’s and their legacy is a super satisying read.
Speaking of Very Important Women, Carly Rae Jepsen is a benevolent mistress who truly knows the desires of her people.
WE FOR REAL GAVE CARLY RAE JEPSEN A SWORD pic.twitter.com/EqlCwRg90v
— Melmet Vilkman (@JMHarenchar) August 4, 2018
Feast your eyes on pictures of some of the most beautiful libraries in the world, according to The Guardian.
Why does late summer continue to be the perfect time for scam stories? We may never know. What we do know is that the McDonald’s Monopoly game was rigged in the 90s by an ex-cop in Florida. (Semi-nsfw, proceed accordingly.) Has 2018 been a peak scam year or are we just too online?
Here’s our other favorite McDonald’s crime story, a little throwback to the methodical genius known as Roofman. The Daily Beast seems to have the fast food crimes beat very well covered, and we are grateful.
Now that Moviepass is dying, how can we keep going to the movies cheap and accessible? Consider nationalizing it.
POME fave David Walker, with artist Damon Smyth, has a new book out called The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave’s Journey from Bondage to Freedom, which you can preorder here. We can’t wait to read it!!
Shout-out to the DC Metro workers union, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, for preventing white supremacists from getting special reserved trains to their rallies.
This io9 interview with writer Nalo Hopkinson and artist Domonike Stanton successfully made us incredibly excited for their Sandman-universe book, House of Whispers.
If you make queer zines, get ’em archived for posterity!
If you are a queer or trans zinester who wants to be remembered in the annals of queer history, I'd recommend donating a copy of your zines to @qzap (if you can). You can request to have them NOT scanned and put online. They will still live on in the archive.
— Nia Levy King (@ArtActivistNia) July 30, 2018
We leave you with some Millenial Feelings.
I will never be as successful as this small duck pic.twitter.com/T8XwbSr4nZ
— Amy Schwartz (@lizardschwartz) August 4, 2018