It just isn’t summer without Arnold Schwarzenegger. Whether he is clad in furs or crammed with machinery, tracking an alien through the jungle or bringing a difficult pregnancy to term, he is the great staple of that second American pastime: the air-conditioned summer blockbuster.
• Here's a quick guide to Greece’s financial meltdown. Also, Slavoj Žižek explains how its only hope in saving the "European Legacy" is by way of "democracy, egalitarian solidarity, and trust in people."[Washington Post and The New Statesman]
This week's feminist mixtape comes to us from Nashville-based band Daddy Issues. When Bitch premiered their song "Unicorns and Rainbows" a few weeks ago, I was struck by how the band described their sound as "witch grunge."
• As BP is set to pay $18.7 billion for damages from the 2010 oil spill, new maps reveal the disparate impact of environmental injustice on communities of color in the United States. [NY Times & Al Jazeera America]