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 April 29, 2019.
When did pop culture become a chore?
“Do I have to watch Beyonce’s Homecoming?” Let’s all agree—when art turns into homework, art becomes the opposite of what it’s supposed to be. There is no art you have to experience, there is only art and there is only you, and what happens between both of you.
→ À lire dans Longreads
The future of Notre-Dame de Paris
Notre-Dame de Paris was badly damaged by a fire on April 15, 2019. The French Prime Minister has already announced a plan to rebuild this 856-year-old treasure, opening the contest to architects from around the world, but is everything moving too quickly?
→ À lire dans L’ADN
The racial bias built into photography
Can a photographic lens condition racial behaviour? Harvard professor Sarah Lewis writes how, by categorizing light skin as the norm and other skin tones as needing special corrective care, photography has altered how we interact with each other.
→ À lire dans NY Times
The myth of finding love on a plane
Why do cramped seats, gross food, and no personal space make us think of … romance? Thanks to movies and TV, we have been conditioned to think of travel as a unique, metamorphic experience—as a form of therapy.
→ À lire dans Vox
I’ll take a dozen eggs, please.
A cash-strapped Ashleigh Griffin was scrolling Facebook when she spotted an ad promising thousands of dollars for her eggs. Four years, six eggs and three clinics later, Griffin marvels at how little she knew about what she signed up for.
→ À lire dans Wired
In your earbuds: Bons plants
Ah, spring! Now that the sun has returned, it’s time to get outside, get planting and enjoy all that vitamin D. This podcast is made for urban gardeners who want advice for a successful blooming season.
→ À écouter sur Soundcloud
Instagram fave: Raised on the road
The family that travels together… stays together! This Dutch/French couple, along with their 2.5 kids and a Golden Retriever are travelling the world in an RV. If you can’t get out of the house, this Instagram account will have you dreaming.
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•LESS COMFORT, MORE LIFE • We sold everything and bought this Land Rover to travel the world with our children and two golden retrievers. We have been on the road for 4 months now. The lack of comfort has been very hard on Clem and me during the first months ! We left our comfortable home and secure jobs in order to travel full time ! But today we wouldn’t do it any other way. We love our Land Rover and it’s lack of comfort, we love spending every single day with our children, raising them on the road (even if they sometimes exhaust us ..) we love to discover with them the beauty of our world 🌎 We feel like we have made the best decision of our life.. I guess it is true « Life begins at the end of your comfort zone » #raisedontheroad #vanlife ————————————————— Nous avons tout vendu et acheté ce Land Rover pour voyager à travers le monde avec nos enfants et nos deux goldens. Nous sommes sur la route depuis 4 mois. Le manque de confort a été très difficile pour Clem et moi pendant les premiers mois.. Nous avons plaqué notre jolie maison et nous emplois pour voyager à temps plein ! À le refaire nous le referions le même choix ! Nous aimons notre Land Rover et son manque de confort, nous aimons passer chaque jour avec nos enfants et les élever sur la route (même si martin et rose nous épuisent par moment). Nous aimons découvrir la beauté de notre monde avec eux 🌍 Nous avons l’impression d’avoir fait le meilleur choix de notre vie.. Je me dis que c’est vrai « la vie commence à la fin de ta zone de confort » #offroadfamily #offthebeatentrack #liveauthentic #getoutside #vanlife #vanlifeideas #vanlifediaries #landrover #landrovercamper #defender #travelblog #travelwithkids #intothewild #onelifeliveit #campeveryday #offroad #roamtheworld #worldtravel #lesscomfortmorelife #familygoals #familyfirst #childhoodunplugged #travelmadfam #travelkid #travelfamily #minimalism #love #vanlifejournal #tlpicks
Photo: Luis Quintero