No Award goes to Singapore

donotSteph’s moving on Wednesday (TOMORROW), to be Artist in Residence for three months in a city (Singapore) that’s enough like the ancestral home (Penang) to be familiar, but dissimilar enough that she’s probably going to spend the first two weeks flipping her shit. Do you want to know about what she’s up to? OF COURSE YOU DO. LIVE VICARIOUSLY. (Liz will.)

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Elementary Malay, prepared as a guide for R.A.A.F. personnel

IMG_3262Elementary Malay, prepared as a guide for R.A.A.F. personnel, issued for the information and guidance of all concerned

By Command of the Air Board

August 1944

Because Steph’s moving to Singapore next week, and I bet you didn’t know she collects vintage language guides.

[Liz: how did I not know this? It’s the greatest thing I’ve ever heard.]

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These links are going straight to the pool room

Our #auscore aesthetic just got that much more meta.

Sisters sacked by Channel Seven after lodging sexual harassment complaint

Pokémon GO, Ingress and Niantic: A Tale of Developer Apathy Ruining Massive Potential

Steph flipped her shit at this: Urban Camo: Bus & Train Fabrics Turned into Wearable Textiles

Victorian Government introduces bill that allows trans peeps to change their sex on their birth certs without undergoing surgery!

Steph super loves seeing how gendered languages deal with stuff: A camp tries to reinvent the Hebrew language, so transgender kids can fit in

Elizabeth Fitzgerald offers up a list of 50 Australian women writing SFF.

Some USA Olympic athlete claimed he was robbed at gunpoint in Rio, but security footage shows him kicking in the doors at places. Anyway, about that: Ryan Lochte Is One of Many Privileged First-World Tourists—and Brazilians Are Fed Up

 …while people in Brazil are very quick to criticize the Olympics, they frankly don’t want to hear it from people whose main complaints are not about that displacement, corruption, or militarization but instead are about the tourist experience.

[Liz notes: but Tumblr assured me that Brazil’s opening ceremony was the most progressive and inclusive ever, and that means it’s a utopian paradise!]

Modern China is so crazy it needs a new literary genre

By Cate: Kitchen Table Activism: How to Host a Letter-Writing Party

A short write-up of US slavery drama Underground.

Yoga, spinning and a murder: My strange months at Lululemon