Téju Cole on the Paris attacks and Daniel Wickham’s list of “defenders” of the freedom of press

In his great piece "Unmournable Bodies", which I wholeheartedly recommend reading, Téju Cole writes: We may not be able to attend to each outrage in every corner of the world, but we should at least pause to consider how it is that mainstream opinion so quickly decides that certain violent deaths are more meaningful, and…

appleWave your hands in the air like you don’t care

Cash: the procedure of buying in which the exchange of goods for money is horribly visible, the spending of money most painful and the consumer profile least traceable. No wonder cash gets marketed as hard, inconvenient and unsocial. Poor cash. [insert image of person at the discounter checkout spending minutes searching for coins. teh horrorz! lolz]…

Queer Ally For The Straight GQ – My problem with the #Mundpropaganda campaign

A few days ago german GQ has started a campaign called 'Mundpropaganda' (Word-Of-Mouth). It's a photo series of straight celebrity men kissing. Lots of my gay friends seem to like it. Some because sexy. Some because yay, allies. As ever so often I'll be the spoilsport. Let me pick a sentence from the GQ editorial…

Beastie Boys sue GoldieBlox

In a slightly glasshouse/stone-move sample-happy Beastie Boys sue the makers of a parody of their song 'Girls' that was made for girls-empowering toys by GoldieBlox, in a quickly gone viral video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFpe3Up9T_g Someone suggested on twitter last night that the reason could be that the Beasties do not want any of their songs in advertising.…

Living in a democracy we should be free to dance with no one watching and not have to act as if no one was

I hate getting all worked up about current politics but sometimes (actually more and more often) it happens even to me. Then I have to start reading up on subjects cause I haven't regularly read the papers and that confronts me with my ignorance and thus makes me even more grumpy. Not a nice situation.…