Tea With Chris is a roundup of recommended links, posted every Thursday. Here are a few of our favourite things from the Internet this week:
Chris: My favourite lines from the Trina remix of “Actin’ Up”: “fuck boy, I mean fuck boys,” “suppress his face til he asphyxiate,” Na’Tee rhyming “diva” with “PETA,” “wreck your favourite rapper and replace him,” the background cries that sound like somebody sampled Ragnarok.
Carl: I was excited today to see this news from Quebec, which is not only the rare case of a triumph for a progressive protest movement but also apparently a scoop for my journalistic alma mater. Way to go, former-me’s of the future-now.
Rachel Giese encounters her kid’s narrow-minded, anti-gay teacher and instead of just striking back, reflects on the riskiness of education itself, and that every family has horizons it’s afraid to see expanded.
A day in the life of an independent musician in this supposedly fantastic era for the DIY artist.
Who doesn’t love self-help? Who doesn’t love absurd artifacts of past social mores? The two come together on Obsolessons, a blog devoted to the ill-advised advice of yesteryear.
And finally, we can’t all have long conversations with Bonnie Raitt. But we can all listen to Ann Powers have one.