My favourite piece from this year’s TD Summer Reading Club. This is the centrefold poster in the program’s magazine, designed to showcase not only all the characters, but the different types of activities central to this year’s Making theme: art, music, crafts, textiles, building, inventions, electronics, photography, gardening, cooking, and of course, reading.
Seventy years ago, on June 6, 1944, two American servicemen—preparing for the D-Day landing—attached a miniature life vest to a puppy. This Kodachrome footage was, I believe, captured by Hollywood director George Stevens or by a member of his U.S. Army Signal Corps film unit. [x]
We have no way of knowing if these men—or their puppy—made it home or even survived the day.
Jess Fink posted a pretty hard-hitting piece earlier about dealing with misogyny in her family. After the tragedy at UCSB this weekend, social media has lit up with some much-needed and frank conversation about just how prolific, sinister and culturally accepted it is for men to openly hate…