News from this post on Tori Amos' Facebook page: "Tori will be releasing a new song on 9/9 called #Flicker for the important Netflix documentary #AudrieandDaisy which will premiere on 9/23. The documentary follows two cases of teenage sexual assault and subsequent social media shaming that made national news. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of #Flicker will go to RAINN."
"'I've done really bad things': The undercover cop who abandoned the war on drugs: Neil Woods used to risk his life to catch drug dealers. But as gangs responded with escalating violence and intimidation – some even poisoning users who talked to the police – he started to see legalisation as the only solution". [The Guardian]
"14 Game-Changing Products For Anyone Who Sucks At Doing Their Nails". [Buzzfeed]
"How I’m Embracing Femme In A Disabled Body". [Kayla Whaley (PunkinOnWheels) at The Establishment]
"I Looked at my Body and Said Yes: Where Disability and Style Meet". [Autostraddle]
"Artist Suffering From Anxiety Illustrates Mental Illnesses As Real Monsters".
"How Not To Be Afraid Of Driving". [Maggie Stiefvater at Jalopnik] "My inability to feel fear in a measurable way is now often mistaken for genuine competence, and as such, I frequently get asked probing questions by my youthful readers. Top billing goes to “how can I do what you do for a living?” followed by “have you been in jail?” but after that is “how can I be less afraid of driving?”"
"Watership Down and the Power of Not-Quite-Appropriate Children’s Books" [Slate]
"All Mixed Up: What Do We Call People Of Multiple Backgrounds? In a country where the share of multiracial children has multiplied tenfold in the past 50 years, it's a good time to take stock of our shared vocabulary when it comes to describing Americans like me." [NPR]
"‘Mosaic Sushi’ Trend From Japan Turns Lunch Into Edible Works Of Art".
On Atlas Obscura:
--"Six Scientists Just Emerged from a Dome After a Year Simulating Life on Mars".
--"Hold These Tiny Crime Scenes in the Palm of Your Hand".
--"The Olympic Committee Spent Years Concern-Trolling Women About 'Wandering Wombs'".
--"Soccer's Ultimate Con Man Was a Superstar Who Couldn't Play the Game".
--"I Made a Shipwreck Expert Watch The Little Mermaid And Judge Its Nautical Merits".
--"Will We Ever Know Who Staged This Mysterious Moon Ballet?"