Quickies: Conspiracy theories, crafting protest, and whitewashing movies
- The conspiracy theories of Trumpland – “To help you navigate the vast assortment of conspiracy theories to which Trump’s staffers subscribe, we’ve compiled a bestiary of crackpot beliefs, pseudo-scientific ideas, and anything otherwise insane that’s come out of the mouths of his cronies and hangers-on who have boldly stood up for what they believe in.” From Criticaldragon1177.
- Craft’s long history in radical protest movements – With some really cool examples of recent projects.
- After The Ghost in the Shell and Great Wall, can we admit that whitewashing bombs at the box office? – “…I have no doubt that money does play a genuine role in these casting decisions. It’s just that…whitewashing doesn’t mean money. We’ve seen plenty of proof that there’s no correlation between whitewashing and drawing a large audience.”
- Spiders could theoretically eat every human on earth in a year – “Biologists Martin Nyffeler and Klaus Birkhofer bravely did the math that no one would, and published their findings in The Science of Nature that an estimated 400–800 million tons of prey are eaten annually by the global spider community.”