Happy Monday! Here's what we have on tap for you today.
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- Mamming -- a lighthearted internet meme associated with Breast Cancer Awareness Month -- saw girls and women rest their (clothed) breasts on horizontal surfaces to mimic the awkwardness of mammograms, and to encourage other women to get tested. It was initiated by a marketer who herself has experienced cancer. Even so, writer Mary Elizabeth Williams calls it "offensive" and "trivializing" and she'll explain why. [FULL POST]
- Writer and artist Douglas Coupland on the cultural currents informing his new comic novel, Worst. Person. Ever. which, indeed, features a despicable protagonist. Raymond Gunt, a cameraman on a Survivor-style reality show. [FULL POST]
- Jian speaks to Jason Feifer, the Brooklyn-based editor behind the new outrage-provoking Tumblr blog "Selfies at Funerals," as well as funeral director Caitlin Doughty, creator of popular web-series Ask a Mortician, who defends the practice in a surprising way. [FULL POST]