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gerrymandering, epic beards, and dr dre

 

Listening to

99% Invisible 299: Gerrymandering. It’s something that seems like less of an issue over here in the UK (though, does exist; there was a kerfuffle over redrawing constituencies a couple of years ago.. though tbh, I don’t actually know what came of that), but America seems ripe for gerrymandering fun. On the surface, it’s easy to say ‘gerrymandering is bad, don’t do it’, but this episode does a good job at covering off why it’s  problematic to resort to reductionism. There’s a whole series dedicated to the detail which has been added to my listen list – The Gerrymandering Project.

The Cipher 234: Epic Beard Men. Ostensibly a track-by-track of their new album, this interview goes well beyond that. Always a fan of Sage and b.dolan talking with words, so this was a great listen.

Watching

The Defiant Ones (Netflix). I only really knew about Interscope and Jimmy Iovine through the hip-hop side of it all, so there was plenty of new and interesting stuff in here for me, from Springsteen to NIN.. but, it’s the hip-hop side of it all that I really enjoyed. You also get a fair whack of Beats marketing which I could do without, but I binged on all 4 episodes and have no regrets. The stories from early NWA, Snoop, Eminem, Death Row, all of that.. LOVED it. It’s also a gorgeous watch, really nicely put together.

Reading

Compressive Images Revisited by Tim Kadlec. I won’t repeat here but for tagging purposes: images, responsive, srcset, performance.

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