New USPS Literary Stamp
If you still send snail mail and/or collect stamps you may be interested in this bearded one: Walt Whitman is being honored with a stamp in the Literary Arts series. “The stamp was designed by Art Director Greg Breeding and features a portrait of Whitman by Sam Weber based on a photograph taken by Frank Pearsall in 1869.” Check it out here.
The Hulk In Politics
UK prime minister Boris Johnson used comparisons to the Incredible Hulk recently in regards to Brexit and himself. Mark Ruffalo–who’s been green and in shredded clothes in the Marvel films for over a decade–decided to explain the character: “Boris Johnson forgets that the Hulk only fights for the good of the whole. Mad and strong can also be dense and destructive. The Hulk works best when he is in unison with a team, and is a disaster when he is alone. Plus…he’s always got Dr. Banner with science and reason.”
Rebel Girls + International Rescue Committee
The cultural media engine behind Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls has partnered with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) for twelve months and will donate $100K. “The IRC is committed to addressing the needs of women and girls globally; breaking down the barriers on their path to success; and advancing gender equality.”