June Soapbox

June 28, 2018
- Extracurriculars

A curated selection of what your Funkhaus friends have been discussing, reading, and watching during the month of June. This month’s collection of musings runs the gamut from serious to silly as we bid adieu to June gloom and welcome the effects of the summer solstice with open arms.

June was marked by the tragic loss of both Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. For moments when words are sparse, we found power in this piece by filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, a word from Rolling Stone, Bourdain’s very own By the Book for the New York Times, and his original essay that started it all.

Think you’ve got the graphic designer archetype nailed down? Hollywood sure has a few ideas that are perfectly sewn together in this clip.

It is without a doubt the biggest understatement to say that Funkhaus is a fan of sneakers. We’re big fans. Huge. You too? This article on the machinations of the sneakers of past, present, and future is for you.

What’s that? Oh, just a deer that popped up at Funkhaus Ithaca. Deerhaus, folks.

Angry tweets and social media outrage seem to be the norm in our current landscape. Another norm? Rage giving. This piece from The Ringer goes into the positive impact social media has in spreading the word, continuing momentum, and raising funds. It’s most definitely worth the read.

If you or someone you know is feeling alone, you can reach The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.