In case of cabin fever ...
A walk in the city, or a drive in the country?
Recently on Mefi, people and places around the world, enchanting, mysterious and magnetic:
40 years of Shenzhen, from market village to SEZ
Breaking the Ice, rare Icelandic funk- and soul-inspired music
Central Station, stories from cattle stations in the Australian outback
Georgia Has a Coast? Photos by drone of the Georgia coast that fills his soul
Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran: looking at the lives of women during the Qajar dynasty (1796-1925)
La Scarzuola: deep in Italy, one man’s surrealist mini-city sleeps
Arundhati Roy on the politics of language and translation in India
Beyond 'Florida Man': The problem with writing about Florida
Figures In The Stars: comparing 28 different sky cultures
Take a moment to look around you. Really look. See the city — the streets, the buildings, the spaces between them — and realize for a moment that virtually everything you see has been designed and shaped by men. Now imagine what it would be like if it were women-led. — Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman
supercrayon's Cities of ladies post is a stunning collection of great links about women-built cities, gender, women and urbanism / city planning.
Aw yeah! The results of the Mefi Music challenge for May/June, with the theme City Songs, are queued up and ready to play! The MetaTalk thread discussing the effort and the tunes that emerged from this 77th (!) MeMu Challenge is here. Enjoy!
Music-lovers of Metafilter, we would like to extend an invitation to you all to join us over at MeFiMusic for the latest challenge: record a song about a city.
Now discussing on Metatalk, City Songs: the new MetaFilter Music Challenge. The Mefi Music thread is here.
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