56 worst/best analogies of high school students |... →
via @RebeccaSkloot and many others…worth the click through…
M: What's going to happen to us when all social networks become paid services?
M: And/or mandatory?
M: And by "us" I mostly mean "me"
R: it'll replace big oil
M: We will run cars on our own narcissism.
How To Make Your Own Royal Wedding Fascinator →
Very very funny sweet post on DIY royal millinery.
bookjournals.com - shop! →
I had one of these years ago….I’d love another…
Oscar Wilde takes on Jersey Shore, hilarity ensues... →
via Keri Walsh and WNYC.
What Editors Want; A Must-Read for Writers... →
Read this! And then keep reading….
All the Tall, Shy Young Men
INTERVIEWER: You don't object to my recording our conversations?
JORGE LUIS BORGES: No, no. You fix the gadgets. They are a hindrance, but I will try to talk as if they're not there. Now where are you from?
INTERVIEWER: From New York.
BORGES: Ah, New York. I was there, and I liked it very much—I said to myself: “Well, I have made this; this is my work.”
INTERVIEWER: You mean the walls of the high buildings, the maze of streets?
BORGES: Yes. I rambled about the streets—Fifth Avenue—and got lost, but the people were always kind. I remember answering many questions about my work from tall, shy young men. In Texas they had told me to be afraid of New York, but I liked it. Well, are you ready
INTERVIEWER: Yes, the machine is already working.
BORGES: Now, before we start, what kind of questions are they?
Stuck Between Stations - Official Movie Site →
My husband’s friend co-wrote this. Cool, huh?
Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It...– ~Zora Neale Hurston (via cocopercolates) A favorite ZNH gem. (via starfishncoffeeinsunnydale)
Poor Jane’s Almanac →
Pass it on!!! Jill Lepore reminds us of education, the gender gap, and poverty in the Franklin family. - NYTimes.com
Thoughts about the Person from Porlock →
modbrits: by Stevie Smith : The Poetry Foundation [poem]. This is Smith’s meditation on interruption and Coleridge, on the value of having traveling salesmen knock on the door in the midst of reveries.
Memorial Service Set for Margaret "Mimi" Lamb,... →
Colm Toibin, 4/20 4:00, in the BX →
Colm Toibin, “Silence and the Short Story,” 4:00 PM, Flom Auditorium (aka library basement), Rose Hill Campus (BX), Fordham.
“LOL,” “OMG” Added to Oxford Dictionary - →
OMG! I’m quoted in the Fordham Observer.
20x200 - Print Information | Old Typewriter, by... →
Love this disassembled typewriter print!!!
Going Big | This American Life →
I keep coming back to this great Geoffrey Canada episode.
Stevie Smith - Poetry Archive →
For Smith, The Poetry Archive is better than Poets.org.
About halfway through the book, I thought, “If I wrote a book, I hope it would...– Scribner Books (via housingworksbookstore)
Boston Alumnae Visit Wellesley during Student... →
This is just about the most Wellesley picture of Wellesley I’ve seen, maybe ever.
Look, guys. No matter what a girl does, no matter how she’s dressed, no matter...– Vice President Joe “the BAMF” Biden (via girl-non-grata)
All Things James Baldwin. →
DId you know there is a tumblr dedicated to All Things James Baldwin? You do now!!! Made my day.
Sony Scholarship Available to Budding Female Game... →
fuckyeahfeminists: In regards to the world of gaming, sexism is rampant among both of the sexes. Even in such an advanced world where many prejudices have been overcome, one of the stereotypes that remain the strongest is that “girls don’t play games”. Even though “girl gaming” has grown rampantly over the past 10 years, it’s a fact that females are largely absent from the gaming industry...
New fiction: Burning bright | The Economist →
The Tiger’s Wife, rocketing to the top of the TBR list….off to the bookstore tomorrow for my copy.