Who Speaks Wukchumni?

This short documentary profiles the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, a Native American language, and her creation of a comprehensive dictionary.

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Why is it that people are willing to spend $20 on a bowl of pasta with sauce that they might actually be able to replicate pretty faithfully at home, yet they balk at the notion of a white-table cloth Thai restaurant, or a tacos that cost more than $3 each? Even in a city as “cosmopolitan” as New York, restaurant openings like Tamarind Tribeca (Indian) and Lotus of Siam (Thai) always seem to elicit this knee-jerk reaction from some diners who have decided that certain countries produce food that belongs in the “cheap eats” category—and it’s not allowed out. (Side note: How often do magazine lists of “cheap eats” double as rundowns of outer-borough ethnic foods?)

Yelp, Chowhound, and other restaurant sites are littered with comments like, “$5 for dumplings?? I’ll go to Flushing, thanks!” or “When I was backpacking in India this dish cost like five cents, only an idiot would pay that much!” Yet you never see complaints about the prices at Western restaurants framed in these terms, because it’s ingrained in people’s heads that these foods are somehow “worth” more. If we’re talking foie gras or chateaubriand, fair enough. But be real: You know damn well that rigatoni sorrentino is no more expensive to produce than a plate of duck laab, so to decry a pricey version as a ripoff is disingenuous. This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine.

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One of the entries from the list ‘20 Things Everyone Thinks About the Food World (But Nobody Will Say)’. (via crankyskirt)

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Violent Relationships with Dr. Leelia Franck

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chungsun:

Confessions.

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current aspect of my body I’m feeling conflicted about

the food odors my facial hair seems to capture and slowly release for hours after eating

arianathepoet:

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Why We Don’t Italicize Spanish

Daniel José Older

People wonder why we don’t italicize other languages in Long Hidden and other books. This video explains why.

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chungsun:

Ibeyi - River

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leaveyouapen:

What you do is small but it is beautiful.

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introvertedchicagoan:

I think this photo best captures yesterday’s National Moment of Silence rally in Chicago. Anger, sadness, and most of all immobilizing pain over what has been done to the black community throughout history and how that legacy of violence and oppression continues today. Thank you to Black Youth Project 100 for organizing the event and sharing your songs, stories, and pain with the Chicago community.

introvertedchicagoan:

I think this photo best captures yesterday’s National Moment of Silence rally in Chicago. Anger, sadness, and most of all immobilizing pain over what has been done to the black community throughout history and how that legacy of violence and oppression continues today. Thank you to Black Youth Project 100 for organizing the event and sharing your songs, stories, and pain with the Chicago community.

I agree with Judah your haircut is exquisite

I agree with Judah your haircut is exquisite

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heteronormativity killed the radio star