The French sausage of protests?

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CNN: The spicy hotdog sausage fueling French protests – by Oliver Briscoe Excerpt: Protesting in France is a hungry business, and when the country’s angry citizens put down their placards, they seek out sustenance. Not for classic French cuisine though. Above all else, demonstrators demand spicy hotdog sausages. Beef and […]

Fabric Arts , Hawaii

The history of quilting in Hawaii

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NY Times Style Magazine: In Hawaii, the Quilt Makers Keeping a Centuries-Old Tradition Alive — This week, pieces by the Poakalani quilting circle are on display during the Salone del Mobile in Milan as part of a collaboration with Loewe. A few more links about this tradition: Wikipedia: Hawaiian Quilt […]

AI , Meta-Analysis

AI vs. the screen writers?

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NY Times: TV’s War With the Robots Is Already Here — A.I. screenwriting, a point of contention in the Writers Guild strike, may not yet be ready for prime time. But streaming algorithms and derivative programming have prepared the way for it. – by James Poniewozik (May 10, 2023) Television […]

Free Speech , LGBTQ , Oklahoma

Oklahoma needs public television! Save OETA!

Posted on: Please take a moment and call or email your state legislator, urging them to override Gov. Stitt’s painfully stupid (and hateful) veto of funding for OETA (Oklahoma’s PBS network — FYI, the only network that serves the entire state). #PBS #OETA #Oklahoma #LGBTQ