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Tea With Chris: Missed Connections

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:

Carl: The Canadian-music Polaris Prize shortlist was announced this week, and in synchronicity, Sam Sutherland has written an “oral history” of the Polaris, featuring interviews with founders, jurors and past winners. I think it includes anecdotes and reflections that are interesting and funny to non-insiders. I apologize in advance if I am wrong. But it’s good to be keeping some sort of record. (Leonard, sorry you didn’t make the shortlist.)

This is a tough (as in painful to read, but also strong) and complicated essay that goes places you don’t expect.

(On a lighter tangent from the topic, do you think Louis C.K.’s character really wanted to fuck the handsome Cuban lifeguard on his show last week or just appropriate his authenticity?)

In memory of Kitty Wells.

And in memory of Gus Fring, whom we don’t have to kick around any more on this season of Breaking Bad, here is the same actor, Giancarlo Esposito, as a camp counsellor on Sesame Street in 1982. (Dark thought: Was Big Bird the first pollo in Los Pollos Hermanos?)

Chris: “m4w: I burned your documents and in your identification photo you looked so sad”

There are different connections being made in Le1f’s music video for “Wut,” such as ’90s R&B choreography to Dragon Ball Z imagery, and Pikachu to…sexy lethargy? You should really grab his Dark York mixtape.

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Tea With Chris: The Bechdel Test

Tea With Chris is a roundup of recommended links, posted every Friday. Here are a few of our favourite things from the Internet this week:

Carl: They’re everywhere, in every major city and on its outskirts, towering over us and yet barely considered – residential skyscrapers full of lower-income apartments, whole vertical suburbs. In “Out My Window,” National Film Board director Katerina Cizek (a friend of Back to the World’s), has created a beautiful, meditative look at these places and the people who live there, in cities around the world. Much of it is shot in innovative, 360-degree video and viewable in a format that really gives meaning to interactivity. Prepare to spend some time exploring it.

Margaux: A video work right up there with Michael Jackson, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Trisha Brown.

Check out the Bechdel Test Movie List. It’s a list of movies that meet the humble requirements below (thanks to Duane Wall):

1. It has to have at least two women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man

Chris: Dan Nadel interviews Daniel Clowes:

Clowes told a story how the first panel he was ever on was comprised of him, Robert Crumb, Gilbert Hernandez, Peter Bagge and Burne Hogarth. Hogarth spent the entire panel yelling at the independent cartoonists on the panel, saying they were horrible artists.

“He spent almost an entire hour saying how we were the worst artists who ever lived,” recalled Clowes. “It was an audience full of young, hipster kids who wanted to see Robert Crumb and Crumb was not saying a word because Hogarth was rambling on. People started yelling out, ‘Shut up, old man!’ and finally Crumb just slowly leaned back in his chair and did a pratfall. Hogarth didn’t miss a beat, though, he just kept on going. I literally did not say a word on that panel.”

Kate Beaton does Dracula. (“We would also like to vote and own property.”)

Larry Levan remixes “C is for Cookie.”

And this tabby will see you in hell.

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