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What’s Behind Amy Klobuchar’s Surge — And Can It Go National? | FiveThirtyEight

Sen. Amy Klobuchar speaks at her New Hampshire primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire.

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It’s not often that a third-place finish grabs more headlines than first place, but there’s nothing the media loves more than an underdog, and they got one in spades with Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Tuesday night.

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Still, Klobuchar’s surge in New Hampshire could give her campaign a boost that could carry it into March and beyond. The Granite State is far from representative, but if Klobuchar can appeal to more moderate voters of color in the more racially and ethnically diverse states coming up later this month and perform decently well — a big if — she might be able to position herself as a strong center-left alternative to Sanders heading into Super Tuesday. – Geoffrey Skelley and Laura Bronner

Source: What’s Behind Amy Klobuchar’s Surge — And Can It Go National? | FiveThirtyEight

Riot Grrrl United Feminism and Punk. Here’s an Essential Listening Guide. – The New York Times

This NYT article states: “Leapt upon by the media, riot grrrl disappeared almost as quickly as it materialized — too stubborn or scared to plunge or get sucked into the mainstream.”  Not so. Mainstream media in capitalist systems vampirize living systems, such as those forms or offshoots of alternative media that generate underground, including original genres like music and mimeographed publications. Mainstream media do not create, they reproduce for maximum profit via advertising content. Ipso facto, news stories exist to deliver advertising messages to consumers. Feminism and punk were generated underground. Once these were vampirized by the mainstream the vital information, knowledge, and experience that gave them life were coopted, for mass production and consumption, i.e. profit . Like mycelium, Riot grrrl chose to surface from the vast, alternative net beneath the treeline. It did not disappear, nor did Feminism. These returned to radical roots. Daily, interstitially, these transmogrify and resurge in nonquantifiable ways. – Donna Fleischer @ word pond

in the future, your body won’t be buried, it will be dissolved | WIRED UK

 

Bones from a resomated body are processed and scattered in the ocean
credit Spencer Lowell

For centuries, humanity’s dead bodies have been either buried or cremated. Now, a growing movement is advocating for a cleaner, more sensitive alternative

Source: in the future, your body won’t be buried, it will be dissolved | WIRED UK

Outgrowing the Traditional Grass Lawn | Brainwaves, Scientific American Blog Network

Outgrowing the Traditional Grass Lawn | Brainwaves, Scientific American Blog Network.