Poetry and politics are inextricable, as Lisa Ann Markuson, the co-founder and managing director of The Haiku Guys & Gals, understands well. As part of her #PoemsForSenators project, she is writing a haiku for every single senator in U.S. Congress and posting the poems to her Instagram page.
In the U.S., up to 40 percent of all food that’s grown and sold goes uneaten each year, at an annual cost of $218 billion to consumers. Individual households are responsible for a whopping 43 percent of this waste — more than restaurants, grocery stores or any other single part of the domestic supply chain.
It’s a problem that Save The Food says costs the average family of four at least $1,500 per year.
The fact that French sneaker brand Veja is hosting their retreat at an ecologically savvy and socially conscious co-working space that also has a smattering of wildly hip restaurants in, of all places, Bordeaux, is my first tip that they’re no *typical* company.
The Ad Council and Natural Resources Defense Council have launched the Save The Food campaign. This educational campaign targets consumers, who contribute up to 43 percent of all of America’s food waste.
Rowan Renee reclaims their body in a gorgeous series of photos.
In Bodies of Wood, artist Rowan Renee presents a series of self-portraits exploring the long-term physical and psychological effects of incest by using photography to reclaim their own agency within a legacy of violence.
This isn’t to say you have to give up on that clean white tennis shoe look; there are plenty of underplayed brands like Veja and Common Projects turning out minimal kicks in whites and neutrals, and even some bolder options like monochromatic pinks and greens.
Before pop singer Betty Who kicked off her acoustic set on Thursday night in the former Perry Street Theater space in Manhattan’s West Village, she had two messages to share with the crowd. The first was written across her chest, on a T-shirt that read, “Donald Eres Un Pendejo.” The tee came courtesy of Ilegal Mezcal, the booze brand that invited Betty to perform to help raise funds for the embattled Planned Parenthood, of which Betty is an ardent and vocal supporter.
Dr. Raj Panjabi, a doctor at Harvard Medical School, has built a nonprofit, The Last Mile Health, that trains community health workers in Liberia to administer simple health care procedures in places where treatment is hard to come by.