“Those previous versions of herself were so distant now that remembering them was almost like remembering other people, acquaintances, young women whom she’d known a long time ago, and she felt such compassion for them. ‘I regret nothing,’ she told her reflection in the ladies’ room mirror, and believed it.”
—Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven
UK: Hundreds gathered last night at Sainsburys in Brighton, to hold a ‘kiss-in’ in protest after a lesbian couple were told that another customer found the sight of them kissing “disgusting”, and were told they had to leave.
That is bloody brilliant.
"I’m more annoyed about the fact there aren’t any more large skimmed milks" - a comment from one of the customers. I bloody love Brighton.
I LIVE IN BRIGHTON HOW THE HELL DID I NOT HEAR ABOUT THIS?!
Hungarian artist Ervin Herve-Loranth has unleashed a giant on the city of Budapest. Entitled Feltépve (“Ripped up” or “Pop Up”), the cranky colossus is made of polystyrene and appears to be emerging from a secret subterranean lair beneath Szechenyi Square. He was created for Art Market Budapest, a 4-day-long international contemporary art fair.
Head over to We Love Budapest for additional images.
Today in labor history, October 19, 1993: Air France freight and other workers go on strike when the company announces plans to cut 4,000 jobs and reduce bonuses. The strike not only forced the government to change its mind about the layoffs, but also led to the ouster of the airline’s chairman.