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CP posted about this surprising tweet from The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan about how he just found out that their current bassist was one of the girls on the cover of their 1993 album Siamese Dream. But as Rolling Stone reports, it might just be a joke Billy is playing on his fans after he realized there was some sort of resemblance between the two people. Oh well, they do sort of look alike.

Earlier this month, I posted a video tour of Michigan Central Station in which a group of people re-imagined its use and talked about how the city of Detroit could vastly improve simply on the redevelopment of this single space.

Those same folks behind that video have now released the full documentary film about Detroit as one entire video rather than the previously released “chapters”. So if you want to check out some amazing views of Detroit and see how some brilliant people are re-envisioning its future and growth, then click play on the video above and sit back and enjoy. Man, I can’t wait to go back!

Rebecca Davis posted this short clip about how Mah Jongg, while being a traditionally Chinese leisure game, seeped its way into Jewish women’s heritage in the 1930′s and has since become a staple of some Jewish community functions. The video above shows a Mah Jongg marathon event being held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage where many women with presumably Jewish backgrounds are engaged in games of Mah Jongg.

To tell you the truth, I had no idea that Mah Jongg held such a cultural significance in Jewish communities. Growing up, just about everybody that I saw playing Mah Jongg was Chinese and it’s kind of neat really to see this game being played by non-Chinese folks so naturally.

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How did people envision the future 50, 60, or even 100 years ago? Vintage Future will show you (with lots of lovely illustrations!!!). [via]

Treehugger posted this fascinating video from CHOW that tours the Hodo Soy Beanery in Oakland, California and shows how soy beans can make a wide variety of tofu-related food products and delicacies. I’ve grown up eating tofu and beyond a few traditional Chinese dishes, I’ve never really had tofu quite like they prepare it in the video above. With so many different ways to prepare and serve tofu, why isn’t anybody starting a tofu-restaurant? I’M HUNGRY NOW.