National Vinyl Record Day!
News of the Day:
+ President Obama just dropped the dopest playlist of the summer. POTUS shared a list of jams for both day and night, reinforcing his status as the coolest Pres, ever.
Been waiting to drop this: summer playlist, the encore. What’s everybody listening to? pic.twitter.com/mqh1YVrycj— President Obama (@POTUS) August 11, 2016
+ Grindr, the leading gay dating app and a platform for social change, has ventured into fashion design with a 29-piece menswear line titled The Varsity Collection. Proceeds from the collection will go to Athlete Ally, a nonprofit focused on eliminating homophobia and transphobia in sports.
+ According to wine publication Decanter, there’s a serious drought affecting French crops this year. Frost majorly impacted the vineyards’ supply, leading to a shortage of bubbly. Talk about champagne problems.
+ Underground music collective Boiler Room is hosting a Black Lives Matter panel in London on August 15. The event coincides with the fifth anniversary of U.K. uprisings and is a response to unrest in the United States. Panelists such as Novelist and Big Narstie will lead discussions about ending violence, and Boiler Room is planning a similar event in NYC.
+ R&B duo Nina Sky tell a different kind of love story in their video for “Champion Lover.” The video, which premiered on i-D, is a beautiful look at same-sex couples set to the summer-appropriate anthem.
Deal of the Day:
Calling all witches: Leila + Olive is an artist-run line of accessories with mystical flair. Their hand-illustrated patches and silk scarves center around serpents, moons, and palm reading. Check out their collection here.
Advice of the Day:
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” —Barack Obama
GIF of the Day: