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mtvu:

The Rock 90.3’s Daily Pick from UT Knoxville: Senryu is a band that has been performing in Knoxville for as long as I can remember. They show off a combination of two of their hits that build in intensity in World’s Fair Park. 

Find out what they’re listening to at UT Knoxville with The Rock’s College Radio Countdown.

Knoxville band Senryu was featured today on the MTVu Tumblr, via a recommendation from WUTK 90.3.

The band, fronted by Knoxville musician and songwriter Wil Wright, has been around for more than a decade.

News Sentinel music writer Wayne Bledsoe is a big fan of Senryu, and he’s written about them several times over the years — such as here and here, for example. So has freelance writer Jer Cole, as evidenced here.

Bledsoe even named Senryu’s “Half Wild” as one of his picks for best album in 2011.

Senryu offers free downloads of various songs online at senryu.bandcamp.com.

Even better, Senryu’s Wil Wright has a story about the Vols Justin Hunter in this week’s issue, out tomorrow night!

sunfoundation:

The Geography of Team USA

The United States has sent more than 500 Olympians to London. Ranging from 15 to 54 years of age, they’ll compete in almost every Olympic sport.
We all know that their red, white, and blue uniforms come from China, but where do the athletes themselves hail from?

sunfoundation:

The Geography of Team USA

The United States has sent more than 500 Olympians to London. Ranging from 15 to 54 years of age, they’ll compete in almost every Olympic sport.

We all know that their red, white, and blue uniforms come from China, but where do the athletes themselves hail from?

theatlantic:

The Only Advanced Country Without a National Vacation Policy? It’s the U.S.

There’s no wrong way to celebrate American exceptionalism, but this might not be the best candidate for cheering this July 4th Week: The United States is practically the only developed country in the world that doesn’t require companies to give their workers time off. In Germany, workers are guaranteed a month. In the UK, they’re guaranteed more than five weeks of paid vacation. In the U.S., unique in its class, there is no such guarantee.
Read more. [Image: Rebecca Ray, John Schmitt/ETUI]

theatlantic:

The Only Advanced Country Without a National Vacation Policy? It’s the U.S.

There’s no wrong way to celebrate American exceptionalism, but this might not be the best candidate for cheering this July 4th Week: The United States is practically the only developed country in the world that doesn’t require companies to give their workers time off. In Germany, workers are guaranteed a month. In the UK, they’re guaranteed more than five weeks of paid vacation. In the U.S., unique in its class, there is no such guarantee.

Read more. [Image: Rebecca Ray, John Schmitt/ETUI]

When we interviewed the real-life Peggy Olson this week, she talked about Anne-Marie Slaughter’s controversial article. “I don’t think it’s any easier to be a working mother now than it was when I started at Ogilvy in 1964,” she told us. 
motherjones:

Apparently you can “have it all” in a flow chart.
theatlantic:

dylla:

I wished they had links to every article, so I decided, in a rare moment of action, to compile it.
All the Single Ladies - Kate Bolick
How Serfdom Saved the Women’s Movement  - Caitlin Flanagan
The Hazards of Duke - Caitlin Flanagan
Marry Him! - Lori Gottleib
The Case Against Breast-Feeding - Hanna Rosin
The End of Men - Hanna Rosin
Why Women Still Can’t Have It All - Anne-Marie Slaughter
The Bitch is Back  - Sandra Tsing Loh
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off  - Sandra Tsing Loh
She’s Just Not That Into You  - Sandra Tsing Loh
Tales out of School - Sandra Tsing Loh
(via Slate)

Yeah, this is pretty clever.

When we interviewed the real-life Peggy Olson this week, she talked about Anne-Marie Slaughter’s controversial article. “I don’t think it’s any easier to be a working mother now than it was when I started at Ogilvy in 1964,” she told us. 

motherjones:

Apparently you can “have it all” in a flow chart.

theatlantic:

dylla:

I wished they had links to every article, so I decided, in a rare moment of action, to compile it.

(via Slate)

Yeah, this is pretty clever.

FOOD TRUCK EXPLOSION!

Gourmet mobile cuisine finally hits Knoxville. Will it change the city’s dining culture?

If you talk to a certain subset of Knoxvillians—people who both love cooking and fine dining; people who are apt to know the difference between this local farmer and that one—you find a general skepticism as to whether the city can ever support the kind of restaurants that just landed Nashville in The New York Times last week. You know, the kind of restaurants that draw culinary tourism. The kind of restaurants that get nominated for Beard Awards (basically the Oscar of the food world).

Yes, we have the International Biscuit Festival and Baconfest, and sure, Blackberry Farm is just down the road, but sometimes it feels like there’s this citywide apathy when it comes to creative cooking. Similarly situated cities have vibrant dining scenes—restaurants in Chattanooga and Asheville were nominated for Beard Awards this year, and smaller SEC college towns like Athens, Ga., and Oxford, Miss., have their own Beard Award-winning chefs. But in Knoxville, critics say, we don’t often support the restaurants that try something different.

Yet is it really so hard to think that Knoxville can support the culinary arts the way Athens does? Local food scenes are hardly static. They evolve with every new chef, every new dish. And what’s happening in Knoxville right now, this summer, just might make up for all the good restaurants that have tried and failed and left diners with only memories of what could have been.

Food trucks are finally here, Knoxville. With a little luck, our new generation of street-savvy chefs may put us on the culinary map.

A Few Words About Breasts

longform:

Nora Ephron on adolescence.

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motherjones:

Today is the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the law that bans sex discrimination in any educational program receiving federal funding. Here’s the state of women’s athletics since the landmark legislation passed.

We wonder if this is accurate for UT.

motherjones:

Today is the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the law that bans sex discrimination in any educational program receiving federal funding. Here’s the state of women’s athletics since the landmark legislation passed.

We wonder if this is accurate for UT.

good:

Infographic: Pride Parades Around the World
In honor of pride month, here’s a look at the state of the pride parade around the globe. Which countries celebrate openly? And which countries force gay communities to embrace their identities in the dark?
Take a look at GOOD.is

good:

Infographic: Pride Parades Around the World

In honor of pride month, here’s a look at the state of the pride parade around the globe. Which countries celebrate openly? And which countries force gay communities to embrace their identities in the dark?

Take a look at GOOD.is