Grantland’s Alex Pappademas takes a deep dive on the latest evolution of Captain America, and it’s unexpected crossover with summer rap sensation Rae Sremmurd
If you’re on alert for examples of the theoretical encroachment upon our freedoms by something people are apparently still calling “political correctness” in 2014, the fact that there’s now a black Captain America — like the presence of a female God of Thunder in the pages of Thor, and a Pakistani American Ms. Marvel in Ms. Marvel, and a Spider-Man who’s half-black and half-Mexican in the alternate-universe title Ultimate Spider-Man, and the casting of Idris Elba as a Norse god in the Thor movies — is hell-in-a-handbasket stuff.
The United States of Captain America: Rae Sremmurd, the Falcon, and the Endless, Necessary Racial Revision of Marvel’s Icons [via Grantland]
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Meanwhile in China… After an exceptionally party-filled evening at the Yinghuang Karaoke Club, in China’s Henan province, a group revelers from the nearby power-station become increasingly belligerent when their requests for free alcohol went unanswered. With no other recourse, the power plant employees called in a favor from the office and plunged the entire neighborhood into […]
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What you should probably know about the Miranda Warning, the Fifth Amendment, and recent court decisions
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Arriving at the nexus of startup culture and summer festival season, the NY Times covers this mess from WeWork
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As seen in the above mug shot (click to enlarge), a coworker of Burt’s at a Pittsfield restaurant created a shirt with a reproduction of the booking photo taken following his mid-June arrest. The t-shirt photo was captioned “Burt Family Reunion 8/8-8/10/2014” and “sponsored by Bud Light and Somerset County Sheriff.”
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It’s official, the fist-bump is more hygienic than the traditional hand-shake. Not terribly surprising; this seems to be the official greeting of everybody in food-service for obvious reasons. The only unfortunate side effect here is bros are apparently healthier than people who behave like professionals. The pair tested three different greetings and assessed the amount […]
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You crazy for this one, Rick.
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Tony Gwynn doing an impression of Rickey Henderson, as aired on the Jim Rome Show.
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