New York City music machines: Sonic Youth, 1987
As a Muslim feminist woman of color, I cannot relate to Slutwalks as it caters...– Mehreen Kasana (via politikalnohow) ^THIS (via dismoilaverite) A good point. (via fsufeminist) fantastic. (via heckyeahwhatever)
G E COSTELLO: Traduits de la Nuit (by Jean-Joseph... →
whiskeyleaks: What invisible rat come from the walls of night gnaws at the milky cake of the moon? Tomorrow morning, when it has gone, there will be bleeding marks of teeth. Tomorrow morning those who have drunk all night and those who have abandoned their cards, blinking at the moon will stammer out: ‘Whose is that sixpence that rolls over the green table?’ ‘Ah!’ one of them will add, ‘our...
Leak all over.– Anne Carson (source)
I'm going to pinch you like an animal: a woman,... →
invertebrateparty: When I was in fourth grade, I was sitting with my cello, waiting for my orchestra concert to begin. The cello was on the floor, but I was seated in my section in a long dress with my knees spread wide, and my elbows on my thighs. My mom - in the audience - gestured to me for five minutes to sit “properly,” and when I didn’t follow her instructions, she came up and...
i make shiny things: Not cool Urban Outfitters,... →
imakeshinythings: One of my lovely customers sent me a message today with this link. And here is my United/World of Love line: My heart sank a little bit. The World/United States of Love line that I created is one of the reasons that I was able to quit my full-time job. They even stole the item name as well as some of my copy. I’m very disappointed in Urban Outfitters. I know they have...
BREAKING: “Don’t Say Gay” Passes the Tennessee... →
projectqueer: As expected, lawmakers have passed the bill that would make it illegal to talk about gays in Tennessee schools. Or, as George would have us say, “to talk about Takeis.” There was just one minor tweak before they passed it: now, it only applies to K-8. So, the very thin silver lining is that at least it won’t apply to high schoolers. Because to discuss Ellen DeGeneres and...
For anarchists who do know something about anthropology, the arguments are all...– David Graeber (via slamdanceonyourgrave)
Extinguish my eyes, I’ll go on seeing you. Seal my ears, I’ll go on...– Excerpt from Book of Hours, Rainer Maria Rilke (via inthelowlight)
ahuntersheart: I have never been words, but words have never been words. In language I combine my flesh with yours, and you with mine; my flesh is tender, my skin aches from knowing you -Alice Notley, from “I WENT DOWN THERE”
What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very...– Albert Einstein (via atheistfags)
Kansas GOPer: Ladies should plan for rape... →
motherjones: If you read one funny-sad-eloquent blog post today, make it the Kansas City Pitch’s “Kansas Rep. Pete DeGraaf: Being impregnated during a rape is just like getting a flat tire.” DeGraaf’s contact info is also included at the bottom. Just sayin’. Ass.
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been....– Isaac Asimov (via azspot)
The Queeriodic Table →
The latest in ‘Things I Want Hanging On My Wall’.
The Liberal Life: On Using Reason to Address... →
liberal-life: Matt Dillahunty wrote an excellent piece regarding the quote “You can’t reason people out of a position that they weren’t reasoned into.” So, what’s wrong with this particular saying? Well, if we’re being very literal, every position someone holds is the product of reasoning. Believing a proposition is the result of being convinced. You can be convinced for good reasons or...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-5-22) →
The National (11) I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness (9) Radiohead (1) Muse (1) Paganini (1) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-5-15) →
Kaki King (28) The Flaming Lips (16) Gregory and the Hawk (14) Beirut (14) Queens of the Stone Age (12) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
6:59 AM - Poem by Shane Koyczan
bookishbutch: 6:59 AM I’ve been told that people in the army do more by 7:00 am than I do in an entire day but if I wake at 6:59 am and turn to you to trace the outline of your lips with mine I will have done enough and killed no one in the process. (Source)
The Liberal Life: Student Loan Debt Hell:... →
liberal-life: Since 1978, the cost of college tuition in the United States has gone up by over 900 percent. In 2010, the average college graduate had accumulated approximately $25,000 in student loan debt by graduation day. Approximately two-thirds of all college students graduate with student loans. Americans have accumulated well over $900 billion in student loan debt. That figure is higher...
Advice for young feminists? Do something else besides feminism. I’m serious. The...– Latoya Peterson (via shana-elmsford) As an accounting major/possible math second major/womens & gender studies minor, this is relevant to my interests. Also, I wholeheartedly agree with the fourth sentence in the above paragraph. I love you Internet Feminists and all, but…well, there is...
If dreaming really were a kind of truce (as people claim), a sheer repose of...– Jorge Luis Borges, “Dream” (via seeyoulateraggregator)
We Will Not Be Unwritten: Preserving Queer Women... →
queerbrownxx: As LGBT people (esp. members of marginalized groups: women, people of color, transgender, disabled etc), we all need to do a better job of telling our own stories, and in effect, writing ourselves (back) into history. As I learned from this experience, we’re not just at risk of being completely ignored by mainstream media, but about having our history being talked over, our...
40 literary terms you should know
nevver: Aphorism Apostrophe Applicability Bete noire Bildungsroman Bowdlerize Byronic hero Caesura Death of the author Denouement Didactic Epigraph Epistolary Fin de siecle Foil Hamartia Heresy of paraphrase Hubris Humours In medias res Intertextuality Irony Literary agent hypothesis Magic realism Malapropism Meiosis Meta Mise en scene ...