“This trenchant collection assembles previously published essays and new work by cultural critic and novelist Gay (An Untamed State). Even though she loves pink, feels nostalgic about the Sweet Valley High series, and lets degrading rap lyrics blast from her car stereo, Gay is passionately committed to feminist issues, such as equal opportunity and pay and reproductive freedom. Writing about race, politics, gender, feminism, privilege, and popular media, she highlights how deeply misogyny is embedded in our culture, the careless language used to discuss sexual violence (seen in news reports of sexual assault), Hollywood’s tokenistic treatment of race, the trivialization of literature written by women, and the many ways American society fails women and African-Americans. Gay bemoans that fact that role models like Bill Cosby and Don Lemon urge African-Americans to act like ideal citizens while glossing over institutional problems in the education, social welfare, and justice system that exacerbate racism and poverty. Although Gay is aware of her privilege as a middle-class Haitian-American, she doesn’t refrain from advising inner-city students to have higher expectations. Whatever her topic, Gay’s provocative essays stand out for their bravery, wit, and emotional honesty. Agent: Maria Massie, Lippincott Massie McQuilkin. (Aug.)”

Chest swelling, life affirming goodness here. 

Oh my. 

Move in day with dog lover and now homeowner Jimmy Laxton  Move in day with dog lover and now homeowner Jimmy Laxton  Move in day with dog lover and now homeowner Jimmy Laxton  Move in day with dog lover and now homeowner Jimmy Laxton  Move in day with dog lover and now homeowner Jimmy Laxton  Move in day with dog lover and now homeowner Jimmy Laxton  Move in day with dog lover and now homeowner Jimmy Laxton  Move in day with dog lover and now homeowner Jimmy Laxton  Move in day with dog lover and now homeowner Jimmy Laxton  Move in day with dog lover and now homeowner Jimmy Laxton 

Move in day with dog lover and now homeowner Jimmy Laxton 

Love this, sweet and hilarious. Usually folks talk to themselves on the bench (I know from experience!) so there’s a personification element here that is just spot on. Nice to see teens allowing themselves to essentially be kids, embracing the magical realism of a talking bench. 

And I can see the message here actually connecting, most importantly. 

Top Photo: the face of a world class director (Andrea Arnold) in a good mood over brunch. 
Bottom Photo: the case a world class director uses to house her iPhone. 
Yeah. 
She’s kinda fabulous.  Top Photo: the face of a world class director (Andrea Arnold) in a good mood over brunch. 
Bottom Photo: the case a world class director uses to house her iPhone. 
Yeah. 
She’s kinda fabulous. 

Top Photo: the face of a world class director (Andrea Arnold) in a good mood over brunch. 

Bottom Photo: the case a world class director uses to house her iPhone. 

Yeah. 

She’s kinda fabulous. 

Swedish remix of Hong Kong hip-hop, a piece that proves the internet is indeed a very good thing, shrinking borders and bringing us all together (when you consider this all began with kids in the Bronx). Love this track.

FAVORITE LINE is a track off the debut solo album of J-Hoon, entitled “Noodles”. Released independently in Manila & Hong Kong


http://j-hoon852.bandcamp.com/album/noodles

https://soundcloud.com/j-hoon

mocada-museum:

The work of Jennifer Packer.

Lovely  mocada-museum:

The work of Jennifer Packer.

Lovely  mocada-museum:

The work of Jennifer Packer.

Lovely  mocada-museum:

The work of Jennifer Packer.

Lovely  mocada-museum:

The work of Jennifer Packer.

Lovely  mocada-museum:

The work of Jennifer Packer.

Lovely  mocada-museum:

The work of Jennifer Packer.

Lovely 

humansofnewyork:

"For the longest time, I was so focused on being deaf in my left ear, that I almost forgot my other ear was perfectly fine."

For, I have seen the devil, by day and by night, and have seen him in you and in me: in the eyes of the cop and the sheriff and the deputy, the landlord, the housewife, the football player: in the eyes of some governors, presidents, wardens, in the eyes of some orphans, and in the eyes of my father, and in my mirror. It is that moment when no other human being is real for you, nor are you real for yourself. The devil has no need of any dogma—though he can use them all—nor does he need any historical justification, history being so largely his invention. He does not levitate beds, or fool around with little girls: we do.

The mindless and hysterical banality of evil presented in The Exorcist is the most terrifying thing about the film. The Americans should certainly know more about evil than that; if they pretend otherwise, they are lying, and any black man, and not only blacks—many, many others, including white children— can call them on this lie, he who has been treated as the devil recognizes the devil when they meet.

— James Baldwin, The Devil Finds Work (via vinylisheavy)
Trip to Argentina I took years ago, found these on a long forgotten hard drive. Great trip, more video than stills. Will have to do something with all that footage… Trip to Argentina I took years ago, found these on a long forgotten hard drive. Great trip, more video than stills. Will have to do something with all that footage… Trip to Argentina I took years ago, found these on a long forgotten hard drive. Great trip, more video than stills. Will have to do something with all that footage… Trip to Argentina I took years ago, found these on a long forgotten hard drive. Great trip, more video than stills. Will have to do something with all that footage… Trip to Argentina I took years ago, found these on a long forgotten hard drive. Great trip, more video than stills. Will have to do something with all that footage… Trip to Argentina I took years ago, found these on a long forgotten hard drive. Great trip, more video than stills. Will have to do something with all that footage… Trip to Argentina I took years ago, found these on a long forgotten hard drive. Great trip, more video than stills. Will have to do something with all that footage… Trip to Argentina I took years ago, found these on a long forgotten hard drive. Great trip, more video than stills. Will have to do something with all that footage… Trip to Argentina I took years ago, found these on a long forgotten hard drive. Great trip, more video than stills. Will have to do something with all that footage… Trip to Argentina I took years ago, found these on a long forgotten hard drive. Great trip, more video than stills. Will have to do something with all that footage…

Trip to Argentina I took years ago, found these on a long forgotten hard drive. Great trip, more video than stills. Will have to do something with all that footage…

humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"I’d tell them the same thing I’d tell one person. That if you understand failure, you won’t be afraid of it anymore. Failure isn’t diving on your face, or hitting rock bottom. That’s just being human. You only fail when you decide to not try again. So it’s entirely in your control. Once you understand failure, it’s impossible to fail."

Truth

stand-up-comic-gifs:

Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)
stand-up-comic-gifs:

Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)
stand-up-comic-gifs:

Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)
stand-up-comic-gifs:

Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)
stand-up-comic-gifs:

Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)
stand-up-comic-gifs:

Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)
stand-up-comic-gifs:

Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)
stand-up-comic-gifs:

Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)
stand-up-comic-gifs:

Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)
stand-up-comic-gifs:

Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)

stand-up-comic-gifs:

Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)

(via racialicious)