Issue No. 011
Not Dope: It was an oasis for low-income tenants, now they can’t afford to have a drink in the $50 million luxury hotel that replaced their playground.
Dope: Nearly 50 years and 5,000 episodes later, Carol Spinney is retiring from his role as the joy-producing Big Bird on Sesame Street. Rest in fowl Carol.
Dope / Not Dope: We celebrated when the epilepsy-blocking drug Epidolex became the first cannabis drug approved by the FDA and..now they announced it will cost $32K.
Dope: Jennifer Hom is leading the charge at AirBnB to illustrate the brand’s path to diversity.
Dope: A market where Chinese woman are matched for marriage is transformed into a display of destiny-changing empowerment.
Not Dope: Proctor & Gamble are attempting to trademark internet slang like NSFW and WTF for an upcoming ad campaign. ROFL
Dope: Leland Foster is mixing photography and digital manipulation to produce beautifully subtle images of suburban life.