Dr Bronner's acid-dropping, Burner CEO profiled Mike from Mother Jones writes, "Josh Harkinson profiles David Bronner, the 40-year-old, hallucinogen-dropping, Burning Man-attending scion of the Dr. Bronner's soap empire, who channels roughly half of the company's substantial profits into activism, including the Washington State GMO-labeling bill that voters will decide upon tomorrow. Bronner, who favors the labeling of foods with GMO ingredients, has been arrested for planting hemp seeds on the DEA's lawn and for a performance-art protest where he milled hemp seeds in a cage outside the White House. He also sued the DEA (and won), so that his company could legally obtain hemp oil as a soap ingredient. At first, David Bronner (Jim's son) wasn't sure he wanted to become the next standard-bearer for the soap-making clan. How Dr.
Mindy Kaling Early life and education Kaling was born Vera Mindy Chokalingam on June 24, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to a Tamil father and a Bengali mother, both Hindus from India. Her father, Avu, is an architect, and her mother, Dr. Swati Chokalingam, was an obstetrician/gynecologist. Kaling's mother died of pancreatic cancer in 2012. Kaling has been referred to as Mindy since her mother was pregnant with her while her parents were living in Nigeria. They were already planning to move to the United States and wanted a "cute American name" for their daughter, and liked the name Mindy from the TV show Mork & Mindy. The name Vera is the name of the "incarnation of a Hindu goddess Kaling graduated from Buckingham Browne & Nichols, a private school in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1997. Career The Office Episodes written Episodes directed Comedy style Filmography Books Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Awards and nominations
This Is What New York City Could Look Like In 2033 Architectural renderings allow us to peer into the future of our beloved city without a crystal ball. New York City has some big changes coming, and here are 17 future attractions that will transform the Big Apple as we know it. 1. The New Penn Station This summer a multibillion dollar plan will finally get underway to brighten up the dank rail station and better accommodate the 600,000 people that pass through it each day. Before: After: 2. The 1,776-foot Freedom Tower is slated for completion in early 2014, but construction on the surrounding skyscrapers, a performing arts center and a transportation hub are ongoing. 3. After more than a decade of controversy -- including scrapped Olympic and Jets stadium plans -- developers have crafted an ambitious plan to convert 26 acres of rail facilities into the largest private real estate development in city history. 4. 5 Pointz ... 6. 7. 8. 9. The Whitney Museum of American Art is relocating from the Upper East Side to the Meatpacking District.
A Penniless girl, bad dates & plenty of oysters Resto? Buca Location? King west If Buca were a man I’d be totally nervous to date him because he’s so good looking. We are shown to our table and find ourselves seated amongst a good- looking crowd, an “in-crowd”. The food. Some wine. Some advice. Needless to say I’d call this gentlemen again and by gentlemen I mean restaurant and by call I mean eat at. Book review: Top Secret. Images from the Stasi Archives Top Secret: Images from the Stasi Archives, by Simon Menner. Available on Amazon UK and soon on Amazon USA Publisher Hatje Cantz writes: First publication of pictures from the archives of the Stasi, the East German secret police Almost 300,000 people worked for the East German secret police, per capita far more than were employed by agencies such as the CIA or the KGB. Close combat. Surveillance of Mailboxes Surveillance of the United States Embassy Simon Menner has one of the most peculiar portfolios i've ever encountered. For one of his latest photo series, Menner spent 2 years searching through the Stasi archives, the majority of which were opened to the public shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Ministerium für Staatssicherheit (Department of State Security) of the former German Democratic Republic was one of the largest surveillance apparatuses in history and its record of citizens' intimate life was thorough and sinister. From a seminar on disguises Secret House Searches
Separate Spheres The Sinews of Old England (1857) by George Elgar Hicks shows a couple "on the threshold" between female and male spheres. Separate Spheres is an ideology that defines and prescribes separate spheres for women and men. Culturally located in Europe and North America, it emerged as a distinct ideology during the Industrial Revolution, although the basic idea of gendered separation of spheres is much older. The notion of separate spheres dictates that men, based primarily on their biological makeup as well as the will of God, inhabit the public sphere – the world of politics, economy, commerce, and law. History This phenomenon, however, was not studied until much later. Influences Industrialization The ideology of separate spheres emerged in the wake of the Industrial Revolution. Prior to the industrialization of the Western world, family members worked side by side and the workplace was located mostly in and around the home. Biological determinism Effects
UK cops officially detained David Miranda for thoughtcrime David Miranda is journalist Glenn Greenwald's boyfriend, but he's best known for being detained under the Section 7 of the UK Terrorism Act while changing planes at Heathrow. The cops held Miranda for nine hours, the maximum allowed under law, without access to counsel, using powers intended to allow the detention of people suspected of connections to terrorism. But it was clear to everyone that Miranda wasn't connected to terrorism -- rather, the UK establishment was attempting to intimidate people connected to the Snowden leaks through arbitrary detention and harassment. Now that Miranda's lawyers are chasing down the people responsible, we're getting a more detailed picture of the process that led up to Miranda's detention. Before a Section 7 detention takes place, British cops have to file a form called a Port Circular Notice, and several drafts of the Notice used to detain Miranda have come to light. In other words: thoughtcrime.
6 Sexist Video Game Problems Even Bigger Than the Breasts Some video games are more obviously focused on women's genitals than a gynecologist exam. In games like TERA, a woman's armor is a map of her erogenous zones, defending her from only the most technical definition of nudity. Dead or Alive uses more computer power to model Kasumi's breasts than NASA had for the moon landings. That's actually not a joke. TecmoAnd the results deal with similar levels of gravitational attraction. But there are even more sexist structures in video games than the armor. Namco Bandai GamesOne self-exam and she'll explode. The physical character design can obviously be sexist -- in fact, that's usually its entire job -- but often it's the narrative structures that wrap the player in a matrix of sexism, and these are six of the most common. #6. Naughty Dog Some recent games have featured independent, well-developed characters with amazing powers, intriguing pasts, and mental off-switches activated by ball sweat. Naughty Dog"I love you, dad ex machina." #5. Nintendo