The Buzz Cut: Angelina Jolie posed with bees on her face to remind everyone that bees are important


In The Buzz Cut, we bring you a roundup of all the weird, controversial and wonderful stories we’ve read all week.


Bees are dying, and what better way to inspire conservation efforts than Angelina Jolie reiterates the message? The actor stood still for 18 minutes as bees swarmed around his face and body for a photoshoot – to build support for protecting livelihoods and the biosphere. They don’t call her “godmother” of bees for nothing.

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Pakistani women throughout the generations have used saris to experiment, express and create a sartorial story – even though the nine meters are considered foreign garment in Pakistan, thanks to politics and the men in power. A writer uses the cultural drapes of the sari to trace the history of Pakistan itself: “To wear the sari in Pakistan today is to recognize its roots in war, trauma and the liberal guilt of the middle class, in social mobility and in the ability to make choices. ”

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Miss Universe was glamorous – and decidedly political this year. Participants from Singapore, Myanmar and Uruguay made powerful statements during the “national costume” segment. Miss Myanmar Thuzar Wint Lwin, who won the segment, lifted a sign reading “Pray for Myanmar” to draw attention to the military coup.

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German criminal named Dagobert watched the Disney show Duck tales for inspiration. Like Scrooge McDuck, the money-stealing bandit has committed countless thefts and kidnappings, giving the police a run for their money. Dagobert became a German folk hero; when he got caught, one person remembers thinking, “It was almost a shame it was all over. As strange as it sounds, it was also fun.

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Once stripped of slow shots and suspense, Netflix’s adaptation of The woman at the window is a story of how we treat women with mental illness. Amy Adams’ character plays a “ victim ” who hasn’t left her house for a long time, but she’s “ the embodiment of a tragic and hysterical woman – the kind of character who is easy to write off and should be a victim rather than a heroine.

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Can Bitcoin and the tech world have something to do with astrology? No doubt yes. Both tend to make their audiences believe in some way – even the “bitcoin bro”, who otherwise doesn’t care about fate and luck. Bitcoin may just be astrology for men.

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The violence in Palestine is located at a geographic distance but is hardly limited by its borders. Palestinian resistance is “the story of all those who are dominated, colonized, enslaved, oppressed – who are crushed like rubble under the weight of the world of empire.”

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Recovery from trauma “is not measured in months, but in years or decades”. As for the pandemic, it could even last beyond the lifespan of human compassion. Imagining a post-pandemic life is therefore rich in conflicting emotions: some will remember it more than others. Can we ever get to the point of moving on or even forgetting?


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