youth in king county are smart. and funny.

Were it not for this post at the local youth culture blog WHAT THE HIPSTER?!, I would not have heard…

the royal spanish academy is making the executive decision to simplify spanish by eliminating two letters from the language. 450 million speak spanish, hella most of which do not live in spain…

The poster is none other than Hollis Wong-Wear, local culture dynamo any way you want to look at it (ya, all those are just some more of her projects & affiliations – which also happens to work out as a great list of resources for the youths in your life.)  In the post,  “Magical Realism in Action,” Hollis grabs 180 words and serves us up fresh commentary connecting the literary movement, the news, and her own critical take straight out of Seattle, WA, people.  She continues:

i’m not trying to hate necessarily— some of my best friends are spanish—but can we stop deluding ourselves into thinking imperialism isn’t still thriving in our globalized 21st century age? who said *you* still get to make the rules? language is the backbone of culture…

Read the whole post and more from the WTH?! team:  Advancing Conversation About Culture in King County, Washington.