Weekend reading list – week of May 8, 2017

May 12, 2017

Each week, we share the top five articles that caught our attention. Here are your must-reads, published here and abroad, for the week of May 8th 2017.

Shagalicious, baby!
When it first premiered in 1997, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery did not impress movie fans, especially in the U.K. But thanks to the miracle of the new DVD technology, Austin Powers became one of the most beloved spy spoofs in Hollywood history. Twenty years, three franchise movies and a half-billion in gross revenues later, six players open up about the movie’s universe and how it all began.
Read it on Hollywood Reporter Pocket

Food in 2035
What is the future of food? You may be tempted to think that food trends are defined by #foodies and the Instagrammable value of the dishes ordered, but it doesn’t stop there. Food futurologist Dr. Morgaine Gaye reminds us that geopolitics, ecology, fashion, home furnishings and consumer behaviour all have an impact on the future of food, including the texture or packaging.
Read it on L’adn (In French) Pocket

Queen Kawakubo
Rei Kawakubo likes to avoid the spotlight. Not surprising then that many fashion and pop culture fans had never heard of this Japanese fashion designer before the Met Gala this past May 1. Although the new MET retrospective focuses exclusively on Kawakubo’s work for the COMME des GARÇONS brand, the “Kawakubo effect” extends far beyond. Chances are, no matter where you shop, you probably own something that owes its existence to her.
Read it on Edited Pocket, RIP
At the beginning, there was only ONE site that provided (almost) all the answers to your questions… A pioneer in the history of informative websites, has had a tumultuous life. Writer Emily Dreyfuss retells the trajectory of this web legend.
Read it on Wired Pocket

Taking back the weekend
Was that the weekend? If you feel as if your weekends are over before they begin, you’re not alone. Katrina Onstad, journalist and author of the book, The Weekend Effect, audits her family’s 48 hours of “free time” in the interest of rescuing them from the tyranny of overscheduling. How did our Saturdays and Sundays become so hectic? And how can we reclaim that time?
Read it on Bloomberg Pocket

How to make less fewer mistakes
Every two weeks, our copywriter and translator Adriana Palanca publishes a language tip on how to improve your spoken and written English. In the last edition, she tackles the critical difference between less and fewer.
Read it on our Facebook page

In your earbuds: Hidden Brain
Embarrassing question? Google it. Need advice? Google it. Looking for directions? GOOGLE IT. What you search for online says a lot about who you are and the society you live in. In this episode of the podcast series Hidden Brain, host Shankar Vedantam interviews Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author and a former data scientist at Google, about how our searches understand us better than we understand ourselves.
Listen to it on NPR

This week’s favourite thing
Women can’t seem to get a break when it comes to museums either! After having discovered that there’s a penis museum in Iceland, but no museum dedicated to the yoni, YouTuber Florence Schechter decided to open the first-ever Vagina Museum. Her goal? To educate visitors about female genitalia and raise awareness about consent.

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