Issue No. 004

I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.
— Tom Waits
Whang-od in Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga, Philippines by   Brian Mark Barqueros

Whang-od in Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga, Philippines by Brian Mark Barqueros

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  1. CA Moves to Expunge Pot Convictions

    Dope: It will take decades to undo the terrible damage done by the War on Drugs, but this is another strong step.

  2. Tech Industry Lobbying Hard to Make Its Own Fed Privacy Law

    Not Dope: Tech companies writing their own user privacy laws is like coal mines writing their own environmental laws.

  3. 8 Decades of Traditional Filipino Hand-Tap Tattooing

    Dope: 101-year-old Fang-od Oggay is passing along Kalinga tattooing culture to a new generation of young women.

  4. Really? California’s Official State Sport is Surfing?

    Not Dope: The state chooses to jump on Hawaii’s wave instead of honoring the world-changing sport that was 100% made in Cali - skateboarding.

  5. The Cathedral

    Dope: One of our all-time favorite podcasts, a story of attempting to transcend grief through building a video game.

  6. F.R.E.A.M.

    Dope: Because we’ve all wondered what a grocery store recreated entirely of felt items would look like.

  7. True Detective Season Tres

    Dope / NotDope: Dope that a new season is finally upon us, but not dope if it turns out to be the dumpster fire that was Season 2.

     

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