The International Object, February 28, 2013
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"Even as the Pentagon lifts the ban on women in combat roles, returning servicewomen are facing a battlefield of a different kind: they are now the fastest growing segment of the homeless population, an often-invisible group bouncing between sofa and air mattress, overnighting in public storage lockers, living in cars and learning to park inconspicuously on the outskirts of shopping centers to avoid the violence of the streets." This is an article about a really, really shitty situation
"The cover stands out for its cast of black and Hispanic caricatures with exaggerated features reminiscent of early 20th century race cartoons. Also, because there are only people of color in it, grabbing greedily for cash. It’s hard to imagine how this one made it through the editorial process." This is an article about how Businessweek’s cover is pretty racist
"A Republican lawmaker in New Hampshire made a startling comment Tuesday during a debate on a bill that would reduce the penalties for simple assault, claiming that ‘a lot of people like being in abusive relationships.’" This is an article about an asshole.
"Ramelli, apparently and unfortunately, never actually built his ahead-of-its-time mechanical iPad. But its design was replicated by succeeding generations of engineers, artists, and book-lovers." This is an article about the worst way to read I’ve ever seen.
"But their facial scans proved rather inexact…. As a result, they had to build a 3D model of the iconic actress, using footage from her film catalog as well as old images and documentaries." This is an article about a fake Audrey Hepburn come to life with sellout rights-holders, buttloads of CGI, and chocolate.
"So to recap: Yes, the government is buying bullets. But, no, such a move is not out of the ordinary given that more than a few federal employees are armed as part of their jobs. (If you want to assume that any large-scale purchase of weaponry by the U.S. government is proof of such a conspiracy, you probably have bigger things to worry about.) This is an article about Sarah Palin.
"How do soldiers cope with it all: the inexorable march into clashing swords, whizzing bullets, mortars hidden underneath a sidewalk? How does one share a meal with a companion living on borrowed time? In the face of all our failures, miseries, regrets and defections, how do they—we—go on?" This is a review for a video game.