“Homes of the violent rich have excellent first-aid cabinets.” Jennifer Egan’s Twitter story is full of gems.
Interesting piece on Monterrey’s ‘cumbia rebajada’ — cumbia played at slowed down speeds — and the trippy-ass haircuts the style has generated, with pix by Stefan Ruiz. (For an example of what the music sounds like, click here. Ohhhhhh yeaaahhhhhh.)
Just in time for campaign season: A helpful piece from On the Media on how to spot bullshit political headlines in under 10 seconds.
“The United States lived seventy-five years with the one party system in Mexico—the PRI—without batting an eyelid, never demanding democracy of Mexico. Democracy came because Mexicans fought for democracy and made a democracy out of our history, our possibilities, our perspectives. Democracy is not something that can be exported like Coca-Cola.” From a recently-surfaced interview with Carlos Fuentes in Guernica.