Welcome to Birdpunk: A Subculture of a Subculture Via Audubon – Punk has always been about embracing different forms of expression. Meet the people who are putting birding on that spectrum
“…The overlap between birding and punk might seem strange to outsiders, but for birdpunks like Croasdale, the Do-It-Youself (DIY) values that shape punk living feed perfectly into low-frills activities such as birding. The DIY aesthetic and mentality is a core philosophy for punks, who thrive on independence and individualism. Their music bucks the profiteering industry of labels and promoters and travels over a homegrown network of venues and websites. The ethic also spills over to visual media, politics, economics, and social philosophy. Hospitality, trust, and authenticity are key traits in the community. When you consider these principles, it’s clear why many punkers are drawn to birding and its rustic qualities. Or vice versa: why their early love of birds steers them straight into the throes of punk. It’s a two-way street that draws out the best of both worlds, forming a distinctive subculture that’s holistic, aware, and expressive…”
The College Scam Is Exposing All the Legal Ways Rich People Game Society Vice (resilc)
We’re Losing the War on Corruption Atlantic (resilc)
The Real Elitists Who Look Down on Trump Voters Washington Monthly (resilc). Important.
The Century of Spin Liz Franczak, The Baffler. Those of you who attended last summer’s NC meetup in SF would have met Liz. Important piece on propaganda.