This week we’re joined by Crew Member Hyun Kim, who is currently the Executive Producer of The Madbury Club, a Brooklyn-based Creative House of misfits who do what they want and still somehow gets corporate clients like Nike, Beats by Dre, and Jameson to pay them. After graduating from Cornell he spent several years as a writer/editor at VIBE and MTV. Born in South Korea, he was raised in Ithaca, NY, and currently resides in Brooklyn.

Brand Eff Up

“SXSW apologizes after asking US Rio 2016 Olympian to remove hijab,” by Nellie Bowles, The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/mar/12/ibtihaj-muhammad-us-olympian-ordered-remove-hijab-sxsw-festival)

What’s Up?

“A Trip Through Amazon’s First Physical Store” by By Alexandra Alter and Nick Wingfield, The New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/12/business/media/a-virtual-trip-through-amazons-physical-store.html?_r=0)

What’s Good?

“In Pakistan, Journalists and Comics Artists Team Up to Fight Terrorism,” by Claire Landsbaum, Vulture. (http://www.vulture.com/2016/02/pakistan-comics-are-a-weapon-against-terror.html)

Diggin’ in the Crates:

Phil: “Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancock Pen an Open Letter to the Next Generation of Artists,” NestHQ (http://nesthq.com/wayne-shorter-herbie-hancock-open-letter/)

Michael: “How to Be an Anticapitalist Today,” by Eric Olin Wright, Jacobin (https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/12/erik-olin-wright-real-utopias-anticapitalism-democracy/)

Hyun: “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” by Junot Diaz and “Unaccustomed Earth,” by Jhumpa Lahiri.