August Soapbox

August 31, 2018
- Extracurriculars
Author - Katherine Fox

August may have been a toasty month, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying our usual penchant for perusing the web. From sports-centric reads to films we insist you see, here’s our list of must-click finds from the month of August that will make saying farewell to summer a bit easier.

Let’s begin with the most important piece of August discussion: preparing for the mid-term elections.

The folks over at Crooked Media have a guide for everything you, your friends, your mom, your coworkers, and your neighbors need to know about preparing for and voting on November 6th. Remember: it’s important to be a voter.

In other news, Lego built a drivable, life-sized Bugatti Chiron using a million pieces of Lego Technic as well as thousands of Lego electric motors. It’s not for sale (and can’t go all that fast) but it sure is cool to look at.

We love a good workplace comedy, but sometimes you need something new in between those nightly reruns of The Office. WIRED’s list is a surefire way to bring more office-centric laughs to your weekend. And one more thing: we suggest you start with Veep.

ESPN published a piece surrounding the NBA’s hushed attitude when it comes to discussing and recognizing mental health issues—and the Cav’s Kevin Love’s push to change that.

Between the Sundance favorite Skate Kitchen and Jonah Hill’s mid90s, we seem to be in a skate-centric film moment (or at least a moment where one can enjoy a combined 190 minutes of skating with a dose of drama).

Skate Kitchen captures an all-female group of skaters in NYC, blending reality and fiction through the film—a creative journey that NPR dug into.

mid90s—set for a mid-October release—marks Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, and some of us are watching the trailer on repeat.

There’s only one sound that has the power to bring us all back to the days of yore; a time before the glorious YouTube, AirPods, and teeny tiny computers. And it’s the sound of Windows ’95 booting up on your massive computer. Say hello to an old friend by giving the old tune a listen.

August also saw some Funkhaus work recognition. JOJX was named Mindsparkle Mag’s website of the day, Humble was featured as the Mobile of the Week pick on awwwards, and Jane Studios got some love right here.

We may or may not be fans of oat milk. Regardless of our non-dairy product preferences, some hard-hitting reporting from The New Yorker around the trend (and supposed shortage) makes for a brief and entertaining read.