Weekend reading list – week of July 27
Each week, TP1 shares the top five articles that caught our attention. Here are your must-reads, published here and abroad, for the week of July 27.
Transgenders in pop culture
Transgender persons have become increasingly more socially accepted in recent years. However, the movie, music and art industries have been trying to normalize their image for years. Browse through 65 years of transidentities in pop culture.
→ Read it on Vanity Fair France (Only in French)
Who’s influencing teens?
Which celebrities do American teens idolize? Are they music stars, athletes or TV and movie idols? According to a survey by Variety, eight of the ten biggest teen influencers are actually… YouTubers!
→ Read it on Variety
Amazon hits the runway
Amazon’s incredible growth has been a legend for years. Already a sales leader for books and music, the online retail giant is now positioning itself as the leading seller of fashion items in the U.S.
→ Read it on Quartz
Blogging and nutrition
Chia, kale, quinoa… Admit it, many of you didn’t know that these food items even existed before you discovered them (and their benefits) on health and wellness blogs. Although many of bloggers are sharing practical health advice, others are not. After all, nutrition is a science and only a small fraction of these lifestyle bloggers are trained nutritionists. As a society, are we in danger of elevating these misinformed bloggers to the status of experts?
→ Read it on The Guardian
Why do all memes use the same font?
Three elements are required to make a great meme: the right photo, a short, but snappy text and the Impact font. So why do all memes have the same typographical taste? Journalist Phil Edwards tackles this important question.
→ Read it on Vox
In your earphones :
Reply All: #33 @ISIS. Listen to this interview with New York Times journalist Rukmini Callimachi about how Twitter can be used to communicate with Islamic extremists.
→ Tune in on Reply All
Book recommendation of the week :
HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites. You don’t need to be a web whiz to learn the basics of HTML and CSS! This title, HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites, uses numerous graphics to explain and simplify the two programming languages in a clear and compelling way.
Read and recommended by Audrée Schneider, Integrator at TP1.
– The TP1 team
Image from vanityfair.fr